”PROJECT ASSIST”UTILITY RATE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
OXNARD, Calif.- The City of Oxnard launched its new utility rate assistance program “Project Assist” this week and is eager to offer financial assistance to income-qualified customers. The program offers low-income residents a $10 monthly discount toward residents trash, sewer, and water utility bills.
To qualify, customers must be participants in Southern California Edison or Southern California Gas Company’s CARE program. Residents will be notified of approval in the first week of July and program enrollment begins within 30 days of acceptance. Funds are limited and acceptance is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
To submit a program application, residents are invited to attend one of three community sign-up events, where city staff will accept applications. To complete an application on site, residents must bring a copy of a valid drivers license or most recent utility bill, and a copy of an Edison or SoCalGas bill showing proof of CARE program eligibility, and sign the application. Applications will also be available online at www.oxnard.org/project-assist.
Schedule of Sign-Up Events:
• June 14, 7-8 p.m., Oxnard Public Library, Room B.
• June 15, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Oxnard Public Library, Room A
• June 17, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., South Oxnard Library on Bard & Saviers Road
For more information, visit Oxnard.org/project-assist or contact the Public Works Department at (805) 385-8280.
The City of Oxnard is a full-service general law city incorporated in 1903. Oxnard is the largest and most populous city in the County of Ventura, serving 200,000 culturally diverse residents. Read more about the City of Oxnard at www.oxnard.org. Follow us on social media at www.twitter.com/CityofOxnard (@CityofOxnard), www.facebook.com/CityofOxnard and www.vimeo.com/cityofoxnard.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 9, 2017
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Jay Duncan, M.P.A., Public Works Department
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