COVID 19 Pandemic


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Impact NW

Area Served: Portland Metro Area

Impact NW provides a safety net for families in crisis, with services that connect them to housing and energy assistance while supporting them as they move toward independence.

Oregon Energy Fund

Area Served: Oregon

Oregon Energy Fund provides funds for energy assistance to 30+ partner agencies and nonprofits throughout Oregon. If you need help paying your electric bill, enter your county or zip code on website to the right to find out who has energy assistance in your area and how to contact them.

Oregon Free Wifi Hotspots

Area Served: Oregon

Find free wifi hotspots in Oregon.

Portland General Electric

Area Served: Portland

They have suspended non-payment disconnection. Urging customers to call them if you need help with your bill so they can work with you to find a solution that fits your needs. You can request a payment extension 24/7 by logging in to your account or calling their automated phone system.

NW Natural Gas

Area Served: Oregon

Will not disconnect customers who can’t make utility payments due to the impacts caused by Coronavirus.

Portland Water Bureau

Area Served: Portland

The Portland Water Bureau offers financial assistance in the form of payment arrangements, bill discounts for sewer and water charges, crisis vouchers, fixture repair services, and the Utility Safety Net program. To respond to the impacts of COVID-19, they have expanded financial assistance program qualifications.

Pacific Power

Area Served: Oregon

Pacific Power is temporarily suspending disconnections and late fees for non-payment for customers in Oregon, Washington and California to support the state of emergency declared in all three states in response to the COVID-19 virus.

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, NW Fiber and more

Area Served: Nationwide

FCC Chairman Pai has asked phone companies to pledges for the next 60 days (until mid-May) to: (1) not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic; (2) waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and (3) open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.

Spectrum (Charter Communications)

Area Served: Oregon

Won’t terminate service for residential or small business customers and won’t charge late fees for those customers facing difficult economic circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers should contact them about qualifying for payment extensions related to COVID-19.


Area Served: Oregon

They will make it easier for low-income families who live in a Comcast service area to sign up by offering new customers 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. They are also increasing Internet speeds for the Internet Essentials service for all new and existing customers.

Auto Insurance Refunds and Credits for Oregonians

Area Served: Oregon

As of 4/23, the companies listed on website to the right have agreed to provide premium refunds or credits to Oregonians.

Fund for PPS Students - Free Internet

Area Served: Portland Public Schools

Comcast’s Internet Essentials is a program designed for low-income families and individuals to acquire access to the internet. The Fund for PPS has made an initial commitment to sponsor up to six months of free internet connectivity for 2,000 families. Fill out form (to the right) to access.