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Water, gas & utilities

Get advice to reduce utility costs

The Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) supports the Energy Coordinating Agency’s Neighborhood Energy Centers (NECs).

At a NEC, residents can:

  • Apply for help paying utility bills.
  • Learn how to conserve water, gas, and electricity.
  • Get energy counseling.


You must meet these income guidelines to qualify. Income is for all members of the household.

Household size Maximum annual household income (1)
1 $30,600
2 $35,000
3 $39,350
4 $43,700
5 $47,200
6 $50,700
7 $54,200
8 $57,700

(1) Represents 50% of Area Median Income under HUD Section 8 annual income limits, effective April 1, 2018.

For households larger than 8, add approximately $3,500 per person. Income guidelines are subject to change.


To find your local NEC, visit the ECA’s website.