HopeSource’s Energy Assistance Program helps individuals pay their heating bills, whether it’s electricity, gas, oil, propane, wood, or wood pellets. This program year, assistance also is available for those who are at risk of having their household water shut off due to unpaid bills.
Currently we have a waitlist and funding is limited. Anyone requesting assistance must call the HopeSource Ellensburg office at 509-925-1448. When you call, our Energy Assistance staff will ask you some questions about your home, your utility and energy use to determine for which programs you may qualify. You will then be placed on the waitlist. Assistance is not guaranteed.
Additional Information: The Energy Assistance program includes an educational component that is separate from your appointment. HopeSource staff will discuss this with you when you call.
2022-2023 Energy Assistance Season Information:
Beginning September 20 2022: If you are over the age of 60, disabled or have children age 5 and under, you can sign up on a waiting list to receive an appointment. Requests can be made online through this website, in person, or via the phone.
Beginning October 11 2022: HopeSource will accept requests for appointments from anyone seeking help. Requests can be made online through this website, in person, or via the phone.
The Energy Assistance Program year begins in October. Availability of assistance is determined by available funds and the date of application. Eligibility is based on funding and household income. Please see the chart at left for income limits based on household size. What determines "Net Monthly Income" is determined by program policies. If you have questions about income eligibility, please call the HopeSource office (509-925-1448) and ask to speak with the Energy Assistance Department.
Note: This year, HopeSource is offering both in-person and virtual Energy Assistance appointments. After you have applied for Energy Assistance, you will receive a phone call or postcard in the mail scheduling your appointment. This phone call or postcard will detail how to proceed with your application. Due to the high volume of requests, you may not be scheduled for an appointment. Please note that failure to come to a scheduled in-person appointment or to provide the requested documentation via email or mail may result in the termination of your application.
The Conservation Education Program provides clients with energy-saving measures that can be done in the home. See the Conservation Services page for a better understanding of what you can do to save energy in your home.