Low-income Baltimoreans can get help with energy bills at Saturday expo
By Carrie Wells
Nov 11, 2014 | 10:56 AM
Low-income Baltimore residents can get help in applying for energy assistance grants from Baltimore Gas and Electric representatives at an expo on Saturday.
The expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coppin State University's Talon Center, 500 West North Ave. in Baltimore.
BGE representatives, staff from the Maryland and Baltimore Offices of Home Energy Programs and politicians including state Sen. Catherine Pugh will be on hand to answer questions and help residents apply for the grants, which can be applied to past-due bills and future payments.
A resident's income must be at or below a certain cap based on family size. For a single-person household, the gross monthly income cap is $1,702. For a family of four, the cap is $3,478.
Residents attending the expo should bring a government-issued photo ID, proof of residence, Social Security cards for each member of the household including children, the name and account number of their energy supplier, and proof of income.
Those needing assistance can also the Baltimore Central OHEP office at 2700 N. Charles St., Suite 202, or call 410-396-5555.