Need help paying for utilities this winter? Here’s where to find help

Craven County residents looking for help paying their utility bills this winter have a number of assistance programs available locally.

Winter can be an especially difficult time of year for Craven County senior citizens and low-income residents who struggle to pay more than normal utility bills. But thanks to a number of county and state programs, local residents can get help with heat, water and other essentials during the coldest months of the year.

There are five programs available to residents through the Craven County Department of Social Services as well as the City of New Bern.

Crisis Intervention Program

The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) is a federally funded program that provides assistance to eligible households who are experiencing a heating or cooling emergency. The goal of the CIP program is to help families stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, reducing the risk of health and safety issues such as illness, fire, or eviction.


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