Utility Moratorium

Hundreds of thousands of people face utility shutoffs as pandemic surges

This article discusses the ending of the utility moratorium in Pennsylvania, which expired on November 9th, 2020. As of June, 800,000 customers were at risk of a utility shut-off post-moratorium, but that number is likely higher now. According to PUC's order, anyone whose household income...Read more

Utilities disconnect 116,000 Pa. households after state lifts moratorium on pandemic shutoffs

Pennsylvania utilities have cut off service to 116,000 customers for nonpayment since the state lifted a moratorium on shutoffs on April 1 after a ...Read more

Bicameral Utility Access Letter
This letter was signed by 100 members of Congress and urges party leaders to institute a utility shutoff moratorium that would last for at least six months beyond the end date of the national state of emergency.Read more
A 'Tidal Wave' of Power Cuts May Be Coming as Electric Companies Resume Shutoffs

Incomes of americans have been drastically reduced in recent weeks as COVID19 related relief programs have reached their deadlines without extensions. The federal eviction moratorium ended on July 24th, and the program providing an extra $600 in unemployment benefits expired on July 30th, and...Read more

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