Can’t afford to pay your utility bill? Help is here.
PAGE—which stands for Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric—is a state-funded utility assistance program that helps low to moderate income families in New Jersey pay their utility bills.
Administered by the Affordable Housing Alliance, the PAGE program is funded by the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and is an annual assistance program designed to help households across the state of New Jersey who are experiencing economic hardship and struggling to pay their electric and natural gas bills.
Those who qualify can get up to $1,500/year in benefits.
Who can take part in the PAGE program?
If you are a New Jersey resident who rents or owns a home and are not currently receiving USF or HEA, are facing a crisis situation that includes a documented notice of overdue payment for gas and/or electric service and have a past history of making regular payments towards their utility bills—you may qualify.