St. Louis City offers special utility assistance for low-income seniors and disabled residents. Residents 60 and over can apply for up to $1000 starting June 1.

The City of St. Louis Department of Human Services is offering special utility assistance for City residents who are age 60 or older, and/or disabled, and at risk of having gas or electric utilities disconnected. Eligibility is based on residency within the City of St. Louis, risk of disconnection, and income.

The City of St. Louis Department of Human Services has allocated $500,000 in unused funds from a Housing and Urban Development grant that will now be used to assist with utility assistance. Each household may be eligible for up to $1,000. Individuals will be required to produce proof of City residency, a valid ID, a social security card, proof of income from all members of the household, and proof of past due utility bills. *Applications will be accepted from June 1 – June 15, 2012.*

Individuals should call (314) 612-5918 for applications and additional information.