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Share Electric Bill Assistance Available For Eligible City Of Riverside Residents

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RIVERSIDE – Riverside Public Utilities customers that are behind on their electric bills or face a shut-off of electricity may be able to take advantage of SHARE (Sharing Households Assist Riverside Energy). SHARE is a program of Riverside Public Utilities that assists qualified low-income residential electric customers with their utility bills and deposits. The program is administered by Community Action Partnership of Riverside County (CAP Riverside), and it is supported by voluntary contributions by Riverside Public Utilities customers.

SHARE funds are available to Riverside households who meet the Federal poverty income guidelines. Annual household income ranges from $16,335 for one person up to $44,985 for six persons in the household. Qualified customers are eligible to receive assistance of $150.00, once a year, toward the electric portion of their utility bill. Assistance is provided to walk-ins from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at CAP Riverside, 2038 Iowa Avenue, Suite B-102, Riverside, CA 92507. The Utility Assistance office is located at the right rear of the Summit Business Center.

The following documents are required when applying for SHARE: valid photo I.D, Social Security card, birth certificate, current (within the last 4 weeks) proof of income for all household members or an award letter, and current (within the last 4 weeks) Riverside Public Utilities bill or an urgent notice. To view income guidelines and download an application, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.capriverside.org" \t "_blank" www.capriverside.org For more information, please contact (951) 955-6478.

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