Older adults and older adults with low income may qualify for senior utility assistance and housing support. There is also support for legal services.
Senior Utility Assistance
Did you know you if you are 62 years or older you could qualify to save 14% for solid waste charges and 10% on sewer/wastewater charges? To see if you qualify, visit the Fresno County Public Utility Company. Click on the discounts tab at the bottom of the page to get the application and instructions.
CARE Discounts Qualified households receive deep discounts on their energy bills through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program.
Central California Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal advice to older adults and low-income individuals. Some of the services offered include advice on utility service disconnections, health care access, illegal workplace terminations, elder abuse prevention, tenant/landlord disputes, free legal foreclosure assistance, education law, consumer debts and taxpayer assistance. Their number is (559) 570-1200.
Service Employment Redevelopment Jobs for Progress National, Inc. is an organization that provides rental assistance and help finding low-income apartments. Qualifying criteria usually include income and disablity. 407 S Clovis Ste 109, Fresno, California, 93727, or dial 559-452-0881