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Webinar: Utility Moratorium Ending Soon-What you need to know!
Oct 27, 2020
The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Utility Law Project and Community Legal Services invite you to a webinar on October 27 from 12:00 – 1:15 pm for an update and overview of what you need to know to ensure low income households do not see a disruption to utility service this winter.
On October 8th, the Pennsylvania Utility Commission (PUC) modified the emergency order originally issued in March which suspended all public utility terminations. Utility termination and collections will resume on November 9th for customers behind on payment. This applies to all electric, natural gas, water, wastewater, telecommunications, and steam utilities subject to the PUC’s jurisdiction.
Households at or below 300% of the federal poverty level will need to apply for all available assistance programs and enter into payment arrangements with the utility, if needed, or risk having their services shut-off.
Gale Schwartz, Housing Alliance of PA – Moderator
Elizabeth Marx, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Utility Law Project
Giovanna Brackbill, Legal Fellow, Pennsylvania Utility Law Project
Joline Price, Supervising Attorney, Community Legal Services