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Help With Bills

Bills can add up fast, especially on top of other monthly expenses. If you need assistance paying your gas, electric, water, or phone bill, see the resources below. (updated Nov. 2023)

SDCWA: Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program

The San Diego County Water Authority and its partners administer a federal program called the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program that will pay up to $2,000 in water or wastewater bills for qualified, low-income households (including renters). Click here for more information.

SDG&E: Help With Your Residential Energy Bills

The California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program could help eligible residents save money on their monthly electricity and gas bills. You may qualify if you are receiving public assistance (CalFresh, Medi-Cal, WIC, SSI, etc.), have recently lost your job, or are receiving unemployment benefits. For more information and to determine your eligibility for the program, click here.

CPUC: Internet and Phone Bill Assistance Programs

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) offers a variety of programs to help residents save on their phone and internet bills, in addition to other utilities. To browse a full list of the utility assistance programs offered by the CPUC, including appliances, energy, natural gas, and water, click here.