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Utility Assistance & Weatherization Provider

  • Listed: December 12, 2018 4:39 am
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Energy Services Providers

Utility Assistance & Weatherization Provider

This provider offers utility payment assistance and weatherization services to low-income Californians in your area.

Spectrum Community Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 4317
Hayward, CA 94540

Utility Assistance: (510) 881-0300
Emergency Services: (510) 881-0300
Weatherization Services: (510) 881-0300

Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Utility Assistance Appointments: Monday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Website www.spectrumcs.org

Energy Services Offered:

  • Assistance with residential utility bill payment
  • Emergency assistance with residential energy-related crisis (utility shut-off notices, energy-related life-threatening emergency)
  • Home Weatherization

How to Apply for Services:

  • Pick up an application during office hours
  • Call the office to request an application

Documents Required for Energy Services:

Documents required to apply for energy services include current income documents for your household and the most recent utility bill. Additional documentation may be required during the application process. Please contact the service provider for more information.

Additional Office Locations:

Founded in 1971, Spectrum Community Services is a registered, private non-profit organization that assists low-income and disadvantaged individuals, families and seniors in their efforts to live independently

What is “Weatherization” and how can it help me?

Weatherization helps by upgrading a home by installing products that makes the home more energy-saving. Homes being weatherized stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The average yearly savings is over $400(1) per household.

As a federally-funded program, Spectrum can give energy-saving measures to people who meet our eligibility requirements. Priorities are placed on households with seniors (60+), disabled, and children under 6.

What we can provide: (2)

  • Heater Replacement
  • Water Heater Replacement
  • Attic and Floor Insulation
  • Window and Exterior Door Repair or Replacement
  • Low-flow Showerheads and Faucet Aerators
  • Fridge Replacement or Repair
  • Range Replacement or Repair
  • Weather-Stripping
  • Energy-Saving Light Bulbs
  • Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  • Microwaves
2018 Weatherization Gross ncome Guidelines (3)
Size of Household Total Combined Monthly Income Total Combined Annual Income
1 $2,097.98 $25,175.76
2 $2,743.52 $32,922.24
3 $3,389.05 $40,668.60
4 $4,034.58 $48,414.96
5 $4,680.12 $56,161.44
6 $5,325.65 $63,907.80

For households larger than six, please call Spectrum for more information.

(1) – Average household savings according to the Department of Community Service and Development. For more info go to the Department of Community Service and Development Website

(2) – Call for more information. This is a partial list of services. Spectrum Community Services, Inc. does not guarantee all services to be provided.

(3) – Income before taxes are deducted.

HEAP is a federally-funded program to help low-income households pay their energy bills. Assistance is in the form of a direct payment to the utility company on behalf of an eligible applicant. Eligibility is based on the household’ s total monthly income, which cannot exceed the HEAP income guidelines below.

Federal HEAP funds are for households with low incomes and high energy costs, prioritizing households with elderly, disabled persons and/or children under six years old.

For households larger than six, please call Spectrum for more information.

To apply for HEAP, you may pick up applications at the following locations during regular business hours. Note: These are pick-up sites for Energy Applications only. These sites will not assist in filling out the forms.

Mail completed applications with required documents to:
Spectrum Community Services
HEAP Program
P.O. Box 4317
Hayward, CA 94540

Oakland Residents:

Downtown Oakland Senior Center
200 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
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East Oakland Senior Center
9255 Edes Ave.
Oakland, CA 94621
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North Oakland Senior Center
5714 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Oakland, CA 94609
click here for google map

West Oakland Senior Center
1724 Adeline St.
Oakland, CA 94607
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Oakland Community Assistance Office
One Frank Ogawa Plaza, Rm 1234
Oakland, CA 94612
click here for google map

North County Residents:


Strawberry Creek Lodge
1320 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94702
click here for google map

South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
click here for google map

Redwood Gardens
2951 Derby St.
Berkeley, CA 94705
click here for google map

North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94710
click here for google map


Emeryville Senior Center
4321 Salem St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
click here for google map


Albany Senior Center
846 Masonic Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
click here for google map

South County Residents:

Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Fremont, Union City, Newark

Fremont Family Resource Center
39155 Liberty Ste. A110
Fremont, CA 94538
click here for google map

Fremont Multi-Service Sr. Center
40086 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538
click here for google map

Ralph & Mary Ruggieri Senior Center
33997 Alvarado Niles Rd.
Union City, CA 94587
click here for google map

Hayward/Eden Area One-Stop Career Center
24100 Amador St. 3rd Floor
Hayward, CA 94541
click here for google map

Livermore Valley Residents

Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore

Livermore Senior Center
4444 East Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550
click here for google map

Livermore Public Library
1188 South Livermore
Livermore CA 94550
click here for google map

Dublin Library
200 Civic Plaza
Dublin CA 94568
click here for google map

One Stop Career Center
5020 Franklin Drive
Pleasanton CA 94588
click here for google map

Alameda Residents:

Alameda Municipal Power
2000 Grand Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
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Applicants must:

  • Live in Alameda County.
  • Provide a complete PG&E or Alameda Municipal Power bill.
  • Provide proof of monthly income for the entire household (see table below).


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