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Utility bill aid possible for PCC students

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Do you know individuals – perhaps students – struggling to make ends meet and pay their utility bills? If so, please help us spread the word that utility assistance is available to all Multnomah County families who qualify. On Thursday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Neighborhood House will staff a table in the lower CC Mall at the Sylvania campus, serving those who qualify for utility assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.

Consult the following table for qualifications – all sources of income for the entire household must be included:

Household Size: Maximum Monthly Income:

2 $1,685.67

3 $2,204.25

4 $2,722.92

5 $3,760.25

6 $4,278.92

7 $4,376.14

8 $4,473.39

9 $4,570.63

10 $4,667.88

Additional members $97.25 per person

For those who qualify and are interested in learning more, please bring the following documents onsite on Feb. 26: Social security number – If available. No one will be denied based on immigration status; documentation of ALL income for the past 30 days; and heating (gas, electricity, oil, etc.)/Electric/Water bills – No assistance is available for phone or garbage bills.

For more information, contact Angela Deparini, Touchstone Program, at (503) 729-8690.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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