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California Public Utilities Commission Consumer Help Desk
Visit the California Public Utilities Commission Consumer Help Desk for general information on energy rates, energy-savings tips, and discount programs.
Rebuilding Together Sacramento
Rebuilding Together Sacramento offers a variety of programs at no cost to low-income homeowners who live in Sacramento County. Below is a description of Home Improvement programs, as well as the application to submit for a program.
Safe at Home Program provides minor modifications and repairs that improve accessibility and safety within the home.
Home Energy Conservation Program provides minor energy conservation measures that will help lower a homeowner's utility bill by as much as 10-20%. Minor modifications include weather stripping, caulking, LED light bulbs, etc.
To qualify, you must be the homeowner, be low-income and submit and application with income verification. The application is available at www.rebuildingtogethersacramento.org or by calling (916) 455-1880.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income households control their energy bills through:
- Financial assistance
- Free weatherization services
- Payments for weather-related or energy-related emergencies
Community Resource Project
The Community Resource Project assists low-income households with weatherization and other ways of making homes more energy efficient. Utility companies also offer discount programs for low-income households.
Universal Lifeline Telephone Service
The Universal Lifeline Telephone Service is a telephone discount program in California. Qualified households may take advantage of this telephone discount program to help lower the cost of their phone bills. Only one discount per household for each residential address is allowed. Each household may choose to get the discount either on a home phone or on a cell phone, but not on both. To learn more about the program visit Universal Lifeline Telephone Service.
The Sewer Lifeline Rate Assistance Program is available to City of Citrus Heights residents from Regional San. This program provided eligible low-income customers a savings to their conveyance and treatment portion of their sewer bill. To learn more about this program, call 916-875-5500 or visit Rate Assistance Program.
Rate Assistance Program from Regional San
Septic Tank Conversion Loan Program from Regional San
When septic systems fail, it can hurt both the environment and homeowner's pocketbook. Repairs and cleanup are never pleasant. While connecting the public sewer system can be costly, Regional San can help. Our Septic Tank Conversion Loan Program provides low-interest loans for property owners currently on septic systems who want to connect to the public sewer system. In order to qualify for the loan program, applicants must be within Regional San's service area and the legal property owners. To learn more and apply for the Septic Tank Conversion Loan Program visit regionalsan.com/loanprograms or call (916) 876-LOAN (5626).
Upper Lateral Loan Program from The Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD)As a property owner, you are responsible for the private sewer pipe serving your property. This "upper lateral" connects your home to a "lower lateral" owned by SASD. The upper lateral is located entirely on your private property, while the lower lateral is located within the public right of way (under the sidewalk and street) or the utility easement (typically along the rear edge of your property).
When upper laterals fail, repairs and cleanup can be both costly and unpleasant. SASD now has a program that provides
low-interest loans for property owners who need to replace or repair their upper laterals. To learn more and apply for the Upper Lateral Loan Program visit sacsewer.com/loanprograms or call (916) 876-LOAN (5626).
California Alternate Rates for Energy Program
PG&E's CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) Program provides a 20% discount on monthly Pacific Gas and Electric Company bills.
Energy Assistance Program Rate
SMUD's Energy Assistance Program Rate (EAPR) provides a 30% discount on 1st-tier energy usage. EAPR customers also receive a $1.50 reduction on the $5 monthly customer charge that is designed to recover a portion of fixed costs.
SMUD's Medical Equipment Discount Program
Medical Equipment Discount Rate Program is designed to help customers who have higher electricity costs from running certain energy-intensive medical equipment. To qualify, a full-time resident of your household must have a medical requirement certified by a qualified health professional. For more information visit Medical Equipment Discount Program or call 1 (888) 742-7683.
Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps business and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. To find special offers and rebates visit energystar.gov/rebate-finder.