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Texas Utility Help Program: Residents Could Get $2,400 Aid for Bills

Texas Utility Help
Texas Utility Help program is back. (Photo: PRNEWSWIRE)

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) announced that the Texas Utility Help program is back.

Texas Utility Help

Texas Utility Help program is back. (Photo: PRNEWSWIRE)

Official Announcement of TDHCA

Bobby Wilkinson, executive director of the TDHCA, announced that “Extreme heat during the summer months hit people especially hard this year, which was evidenced by the overwhelming initial interest in this program. We are glad we can open up energy assistance again and help even more people”.

He also added While funds are limited, TDHCA is committed to helping as many households as possible gain a sense of stability and security for these basic needs.”

This means that the Texas Utility Help program is back this winter. Those who are living in Tyler, Longview and across Texas may qualify to ask for help to pay their bills. This aims to help those who continue to struggle to meet their basic needs.

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How to Qualify?

There are two criteria that residents need to meet to qualify for this program in Texas. According to a published article in KNUE, these are the following:

  • Household income at or below 150% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
  • At least the occupant must be a U.S. citizen or a Qualified Alien.

Moreover, those who will apply for this program can also avail of the $600 assistance to pay their past due water and wastewater bills. The TDHCA clarified that they will prioritize those who have been disconnected or are at risk of being disconnected.

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