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Receive Discounts on Your Utility Bills

The Utility Discount Programs (UDP) assists low-income District residents reduce their utility costs. To qualify, your utility bills need to be in your 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:

Start your online application.

How to apply in-person:

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

1207 Taylor St., NW
Washington, DC 20011

  • 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
  • Serving 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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