EUGENE, Ore. -- The Eugene Water & Electric Board announced the utility's billing assistance program will be extended to people who have lost their job because of coronavirus starting April 1.
Normally, the assistance program provides $260 annually to customers who meet meet the income requirements for a given household size. Now, customers can obtain the $260 credit by applying and providing proof of income eligibility or unemployment benefits.
"With so many local residents hit hard by the pandemic and associated business closures, EWEB expects a surge of applications when the program opens on the first of the month," EWEB said in a news release.
The applications open on April 1 at 9 a.m. and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds run out for the month.
EWEB's offices are closed to the public, and customers are encouraged to apply online or over the phone. Instructions and a video tutorial on how to apply can be found here.