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Discounts on Your Utility Bills

The Utility Discount Programs help low-income District residents reduce their utility costs. To qualify, your utility bills must be in your own name, and you must meet income guidelines (below) established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

If you're eligible, you could receive discounts of:

  • Up to $475 per year on your electric bills ($300 per year if you don't have electric heat).
  • Up to $276 during the winter season on your gas bills.
  • Over $400 annually on your water and sewer bills.

For Lifeline discount phone service call 1(800) 253-0846.

How to apply online:

District residents may apply for energy assistance through an online application.

How to apply in-person: (effective 11/1/2017)

Call 311 to schedule an appointment at one of DOEE’s Energy Centers (location details are found below)

Bring the following documents with you:

  • Your government issued ID
  • Proof of income for all household members
  • Social Security cards for everyone in your home
  • Your most recent PEPCO, Washington Gas, and or DC Water bills (or a copy)

Office Locations:

Important Note

Due to high demand at the Energy Centers during the first two weeks of October, we recommend mailing your UDP application to the Taylor Street address.  Applicants who wish to submit their application in-person may be directed to another site to drop off their application from Oct. 1-9.

1207 Taylor Street,
W Washington, DC 20011 

  • Bilingual (Spanish) staff on site
  • ADA Compliance
  • Interpreter services Available
  • Serving Wards 1,2,3,4, 5 & 6

2100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
SE Washington, DC 20020

  • Interpreter services Available
  • ADA Compliance
  • Wards 6,7, & 8

Income Guidelines for FY 2019 (Beginning October 1, 2018)

Household Size Maximum Annual Income
1 $30,918
2 $40,431
3 $49,944
4 $59,457
5 $68,970
6 $78,483
7 $80,267
8 $82,051
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