Utility Assistance and Energy Conservation Programs

City of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton County

Description
Description (Service) Below services are offered by Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton Housing Help 
Kawartha Lakes Office: 322 Kent Street West, Lindsay, ON, 705-878-9367 or 1-800-463-4120 
County of Haliburton Office: 11 Newcastle Street, Minden, ON, 1-800-463-4120 
Visit www.klhhousinghelp.ca for additional information 
 
Emergency Energy Fund 
This program attempts to prevent the disconnection of a utility or provide a source of energy that the client cannot obtain on their own due to financial restrictions. Clients may seek assistance with costs associated with the following energy forms: Electricity, Gas, Oil, Propane, and Wood. All clients must complete an initial assessment to determine their needs and program eligibility. Every effort will be made to negotiate payment arrangements on behalf of the client in an attempt to enable the client to manage the financial commitment on their own. If a payment arrangement cannot be achieved, the client may then be considered for some financial assistance in the form of a loan or a grant. In most cases, this program is considered a loan program though in exceptional cases, grants may be considered.  
 
The Utility Arrears Program 
Any low-income resident of the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County may apply for assistance in this program. This program attempts to prevent the disconnection of a utility or provide a source of energy that the client cannot obtain on their own due to financial restrictions. Clients may seek assistance with costs associated, with the following energy forms: Electricity, Natural Gas, Oil, Propane, Water, and Wood. Security deposits and re-connection charges may also be covered under this program. All clients must complete an initial assessment to determine their needs and program eligibility. Every effort will be made to negotiate payment arrangements on behalf of the client in an attempt to enable the client to manage the financial commitment on their own. If a payment arrangement cannot be achieved, the client may then be considered for some financial assistance in the form of a loan or a grant. In most cases, this program is considered a loan program though in exceptional cases, grants may be considered.  
 
Enbridge Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) 
Any low-income resident in The City of Kawartha Lakes who uses Natural Gas to heat their homes may apply to access this year round program. This program serves clients who have gas arrears or those who are facing a disconnection of service. All clients must complete an initial assessment and application to determine their needs and program eligibility. If LEAP funding is low, attempts to negotiate payment arrangements will first be attempted in an effort to enable to the client to manage the financial commitment on their own. If a payment arrangement cannot be arranged, the client will be assessed for a grant. The maximum grant amount that can be issued per client is $500.00. This program is funded by ratepayers and is an initiative created by the Ontario Energy Board. 
 
HydroOne - Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) 
Direct referral to LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance, which is funded through the distribution rates of distributors, is a grant program intended to provide emergency relief to eligible low-income customers who may be experiencing difficulty paying current arrears. Is is not intended to provide regular or ongoing bill payment assistance. The maximum grant amount that can be issued per client is $500.00. 
HydroOne, To apply for funding for a HydroOne account, call 1-855-487-5327 
For more information see http://www.hydroone.com/MyHome/MyAccount/WaystoPay/Pages/Leaps.aspx 
 
 
Shelter Fund PLEASE CONTACT ONTARIO WORKS FOR DETAILS. 
If you are receiving Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program income support, you may be eligible for the Shelter Fund. 
 
To apply, contact your local Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Office
Service Details
Hours Call for information
Areas Served Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Yes for each program
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Kawartha Lakes
Physical Access Not Applicable

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