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Help Paying Utility Bills in Chicago, Illinois

Welcome to our Chicago utility assistance page. We provide listings for low income families who need help paying their electric bills. provides programs sponsored by local governments as well as non-profit organizations designed to assist low-income individuals and families with utility bills.
There are federal funds destined to subsidize electric and heating bills in Chicago, Illinois.

If you have trouble paying your home energy bill, there are government and non-profit programs that can help. Federal programs like the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs. Additionally, many state programs provide residents with heating and electrical bills. Some programs provide budget billing so that monthly bills don't exceed a certain amount while other programs provide assistance with usage reduction.

Top Utility Assistance Programs

Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity LIHEAP

100 West Randolph, Suite 3-400
Chicago, IL - 60601
(877) 411-9276

Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, Inc. (CEDA)

208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1900 (LIHEAP Suite 2010)
Chicago, IL - 60604-1001