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Fort Pierce Utilities Authority hardship funds exhausted

Other agencies may be able to offer assistance with utility bills
Posted at 4:17 PM, Dec 22, 2020

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The Fort Pierce Utilities Authority announced Tuesday its hardship funds have been exhausted due to the overwhelming response to the hardship affidavit program.

Approximately 200 customers received payment assistance to prevent service disconnections.

The FPUA is looking for additional sources to replenish the fund. Meanwhile, the agencies listed below may be able to offer assistance with utility bills.

ALPI-LIHEAP - 863-956-3491 - alpi.org

Mustard Seed-LIHEAP - 772-465-6021 - mustardseedslc.org

The Council on Aging - 772-465-1485 - coasl.com

The Salvation Army - 772-288-1471 - salvationarmyflorida.org

St. Vincent de Paul - 772-465-4551 - treasurecoastcouncil.com

In the Image of Christ - 772-461-7788 - intheimageofchrist.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of SLC - 772-409-4991 - bgcofslc.org

St. Lucie County Human Services - stlucieco.gov

Individuals in need of assistance are asked to contact the organizations above by phone, as many require appointments and/or specific documentation.

For more information, contact the FPUA customer service at 772-466-1600, extension 3900.