The Residential Special Hardship Fund provides a variable credit for households with a demonstrated hardship case that is not addressed by other programs. Income-eligible, residential ComEd customers can apply once every two years for grants of up to $750 based on need and availability of program funds. Hardship cases include:
The Share the Warmth (STW) Program is a matching grant program funded by Peoples Gas, its employees and customers, and the City of Chicago to assist low-income families and individuals who are having problems paying their heating gas bills.
Low-income customers whose total household income is below 200% of the federal poverty level are eligible for apply for Share the Warmth grants of up to $200. Customers must make a pledge payment to their Peoples Gas heating account, which will be matched by the grant. The grant can be no larger than $200 per customer per year and cannot result in a credit balance on the account. Grants cannot be applied to charges from alternate suppliers (Rider CFY).The customer must confirm that their application has been processed before making their pledge payment. The pledge must then be made to their Peoples Gas account in a single payment within 14 calendar days of the date the application is processed by Peoples Gas. Disconnected households may be eligible to apply.
|Current 30-Day Gross Income|
|Size of Household||LIHEAP||ComEd RSH||STW|
Additional Documentation Needed for Furnace Assistance:
ComEd Residential Special Hardship Required Documentation:
Share the Warmth Program Required Documentation: