Senate President Stephen Sweeney
Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli
Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro

SOUTH JERSEY TIMES  — Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro are reminding New Jersey residents about an important program that provides financial assistance to residents who are behind in paying utility bills. The TRUE and PAGE programs, administered by the Affordable Housing Alliance, can provide up to $1,500 in utility assistance.

The Temporary Relief of Utility Expense (TRUE) and Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) programs are annually funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and provide grants to assist low to moderate income families with their energy bills. Eligibility is determined by gross annual income for the household with requirements that include holding an active account with a past due balance, with their service presently turned on, and residents must not currently receive LIHEAP or USF assistance.

“The TRUE and PAGE programs are in place to assist residents who may be struggling to pay their utility bills,” said Sweeney. “I encourage residents to become familiar with these programs offered by the Affordable Housing Alliance.”
The Third Legislative District is a qualified intake location for applications. Residents may contact the West Deptford office at 856-251-9801 or the Salem office at 856-339-0808. In addition, residents may visit the upcoming traveling office at the Newfield Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“The application process for these programs is easy to follow,” added Burzichelli. “Our offices are assisting residents in making sure they have all the correct documentation to go along with their application and will ensure the application is processed in a timely manner.”

“The TRUE and PAGE programs assist low to moderate income households who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship and who do not currently receive other types of assistance,” said Taliaferro. “I encourage qualifying residents to learn more about these helpful programs.”

Residents may visit the Affordable Housing Alliance website at for more information.

District Offices

Gloucester County

Kingsway Commons
935 Kings Highway, Suite 400
West Deptford, NJ 08086
Phone: (856) 251-9801
Fax: (856) 251-9752

Salem/Cumberland Counties

The Finlaw Building
199 East Broadway, Suite G
Salem, NJ 08079
Phone: (856) 339-0808 or
             (856) 455-1011
Fax: (856) 339-9626