Winter energy bills can reach a scary value, but the Ontario Electricity Support Program is making hydro more affordable for low income households in London.
The weather impact on Londoners lives should not also affect their bills anymore. Since 2015, more than 3,500 low-income families are receiving help from this program.
The Salvation Army, City Hall, and London Hydro provide assistance directly to the bills of eligible low-income electricity consumers in the city.
“The program can arrange $45 to $75 a month for standard households, or can go up to $68 to $113, depending of the situation of the family,” says the Program Manager at Housing Stability Bank in London, Melissa Jeffrey.
She also points out that the Salvation Army is responsible to support those people during the application. Consumers can apply online or with the assistance of them.
“Once the application is completed, it typically takes about six weeks for the credit to appear on the hydro bill. And you just need to reapply after two years receiving the credit.”
Jeffrey also explains that the Housing Stability Bank has been given support to Londoners in other ways too. If you want to learn more about those programs, just schedule an appointment in any of the nine locations through the city, or access the website.