The City of Oxnard will continue to hold sign-up opportunities for the utility rate assistance program "Project Assist" on August 23 & 24 and is determined to reach income-qualified customers. The program offers low-income residents a $10 monthly discount toward residents’ trash, sewer, and water utility bills.
To qualify, customers must be participants in Southern California Edison or Southern California Gas Company’s CARE program. Oxnard residents will be notified of approval in the first week of September and program enrollment begins within 30 days of acceptance. Funds are limited and acceptance is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Currently, city staff has signed-up, reviewed, and approved 158 participants in the program that officially started on July 1st.
To submit a program application, residents are invited to attend one of two August community sign-up events, where city staff will accept applications. To complete an application on site, residents must bring a copy of a valid driver’s license or most recent utility bill, and a copy of an Edison or SoCal Gas bill showing proof of CARE program eligibility, and sign the application. Applications will also be available online at www.oxnard.org/project-assist.
Schedule of Sign-Up Events:
• August 23, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Oxnard Public Library, Room A, 251 South A Street.
• August 24, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Oxnard Public Library, Room A, 251 South A Street.
For more information, visit Oxnard.org/project-assist or contact the Public Works Customer Services Manager Jay Duncan at 385-8387.
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