CenterPoint Energy Customers

Customers receiving Energy Assistance through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be eligible to receive additional funds through the Gas Affordability Program (GAP), offered by CenterPoint Energy in partnership with the Energy CENTS Coalition.


How GAP works: 

  • GAP helps customers better manage monthly energy costs. Once enrolled in GAP, customers are given a flat monthly amount for their natural gas bill.
  • There is a cap on how much customers have to pay each month. Monthly natural gas payment will not exceed 6 percent of income.
  • GAP can help customers pay past due balances. Customers who have a past due balance, but make monthly GAP payments, will receive funds to help pay off past-due balance and be protected from natural gas service shut-off.

To participate in the Gas Affordability program, certain program rules apply:

  • You must pay your monthly CenterPoint Energy bill on time. If you fall behind on your payments, you will be removed from the program and ineligible to reapply until the next calendar year. You may be subject to service disconnection, as well.
  • You must receive Energy Assistance program funds for the current heating season.

To apply for the program, you must submit an application to the Energy CENTS Coalition. Click Here to download the application, or call our office at 651-774-9010 to have an application mailed to you.

Enrollment is offered on a first-come first-served basis.  Program funding is limited.  

Gas Affordability Program Status

Open - We are accepting applications for help with gas bills

 

Households currently served:  9,200

 

 

 

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