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California Governor- Gavin Newsom Will Cover Millions of Unpaid Utility Bills for Low-Income Households

In the state, many Californians are receiving support and help from the state Governor to pay their due bills for electricity and utility. The Governor of California- Gavin Newsom declared on Tuesday, California will distribute worth $647 million in funds, to support 1.4 million or more families and households. To pay their overdue bills of electricity from 4 March 2020 to 31 December 2021.

The amount and support will provide Californians with economic relief, mainly to the households and families that are affected strongly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Newsom also told in a statement, in the past, “California has made some never existed promises and commitments to support weak families, stays afloat as the COLA- the cost of living adjustment increases.

Giving economic relief will be led to paying the families their electricity bills of more than 1.4 million Californians, we are supporting those households who are still not able to fight with higher costs and prices.”

On behalf of 1.4 million families, around 33 utility and electricity organizations have applied for the funds, said the news release. To see if the credit was applied or not, recipients should cross-check the statements of their utility bills. With the support of CAPP- California Arrearage Payment Program, the state has provided over $1.6 billion in financial assistance.