Utilities - Heat, Hot Water, and Electricity

Browse our energy assistance articles if you’re a homeowner or renter who needs help dealing with heat, gas, electric and water companies and other utility issues.

Are you concerned about paying your utility bills or keeping your utilities on?
This article answers common questions about keeping your lights and gas on.
You have a right to live in housing that is safe, decent and has utilities that work. Your landlord must make sure these utilities are working: heating system, lighting, hot and cold running water, and plumbing. Read this booklet to find out what you can do if your heat or other utilities are not...
2-1-1 is a free service that can help you with many different kinds of problems, including substance abuse, domestic violence, suicide prevention, financial problems, and more. It is available 24 hours a day and 365 days per year.
This online service, created by The National Council on Aging and other partners, screens for federal, state and some local private and public benefits for older adults (ages 55 and over). BenefitsCheckUp also provides a detailed...
The CT Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is the lead state agency on eliminating discrimination through civil and human rights enforcement.File a Discrimination Complaint
Regulates the rates and services of Connecticut's utility companies and protects consumers from unfair business practices.
Mission is to:Meet basic needs of food, shelter, economic support and health care.Promote and support the choice to live with dignity in one's own home and community.Promote and support the achievement of economic viability in the...
This office provides the opportunity for applicants and recipients of DSS programs to request a hearing to contest actions taken by DSS.
Operation Fuel provides assistance to Connecticut residents to help them cover their energy costs.Bookmark this link and check it often to get the latest information about Operation Fuel program updates.
File a complaint with the State of Connecticut Department of Utility Control.