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Senior & Low-Income Financial Assistance


Low Income and Senior Energy Efficiency Assistance Programs


There are a number of programs that can help low-income families and/or seniors save money, obtain financial assistance and save energy. 

 Program Description 

California Weatherization Assistance Program 

The California Weatherization Assistance program is run by California's Department of Community Services and Development. Weatherization home improvements can help a household reduce their energy consumption by up to 35% and provide a savings of more than $400 on heating and cooling costs in the first year alone. This program is available to California families earning less than 60% of the median household income. The funds for this program are first allocated to elderly residents, then to individuals with disabilities, then to families with children. To find out more and apply, click here

Rebuilding Together Sacramento

Rebuilding Together Sacramento offers the Home Energy Conservation Program at no cost to low-income homeowners who live in Sacramento or Yolo counties. The Home Energy Conservation Program provides minor energy conservation measures such as weather stripping, caulking, CFL light bulbs, etc. that increase comfort in the home, reduce greenhouse gases, and help lower a homeowner’s utility bill by as much as 10-20%.  The work is performed year-round by trained volunteers.  To find our more and apply click here


PG&E offers numerous programs for its customers who are having difficulty managing their monthly energy bills. One such program is the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which offers financial aid to help customers offset the costs of heating or cooling in their home, and free weatherization services. Families who spend a high percentage of their income on energy and/or have elderly or disabled members may apply. To learn more about LIHEAP and other financial assistance PG&E offers, visit their website here.

State Programs for Low-Income Families

The California Public Utilities Commission offers numerous Income Qualified Assistance Programs ranging from discounts on your utility bill, lower electricity billing rates, no-cost weatherization services, and more! To learn about these offerings visit the Income Qualified Assistance Programs website.

For more financial assistance information, please visit our Financing Section here

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