Other Agencies for Financial Assistance
The following organizations may offer financial assistance for utilities – we encourage customers to contact them to see if you qualify:
Columbus UrbanLeague - Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA):
Franklin County - Prevention Retention and Contingency (PRC):
Ohio Development Services Agency - Summer Crisis Program (electricity only):
1-800-282-0880 (# is for the Ohio Development Services Agency)
The Stable Housing Initiative (LifeCare Alliance ERA 1)
If you have experienced hardship due to COVID 19 and need assistance to pay your rent or utility bills you may be eligible for this program administered by the city of Columbus. Get assistance to avoid utility shutoff or eviction.
Financial Navigator's Tool Kit for water/sewer/power bills as well as general financial resource for Columbus residents.
ColumbiaGas of Ohio – Income-Eligible Assistance Programs
AEP OH – Neighborto Neighbor Program
Broad St.Presbyterian Church – COMPASS
Financial Empowerment Center
The Columbus Financial Empowerment Center offers free, unlimited 1:1 financial counseling as a public service for all central Ohio residents. Financial counselors are trained and certified to help clients navigate complex financial challenges and reach their financial goals. This service is offered to all Central Ohio adults, free of charge, through a partnership with the City of Columbus and Jewish Family Services.
Request an Appointment Online or call 614-237-9675.