Qualifying North Dakotans can now get help paying past-due utility bills.
The North Dakota Department of Human Services announced that in addition to help with rent, the ND Rent Help program can now also help qualifying renters pay past-due utility bills.
Payments will be made directly to utility vendors. Qualifying utilities include electric, natural gas, and other heating sources, water, sewer, and garbage services. ND Rent Help utility assistance is designed to complement the state’s existing Low Income Home Energy Assistance program. It will pay for heating costs not covered by LIHEAP if a household qualifies for and participates in both programs.