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Administrator Melanie VanBuren


Utility Assistance Available

Are you a Terrebonne Parish resident having trouble paying your utility bill?

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government Department of Housing & Human Services is offering utility assistance to low-income families. For more information please call (985) 873-6817.

If you have applied this year you are not eligible to re-apply until after July 2017. You can re-apply every 6 months if funding is available and we are accepting applications.

Effective October 1, 2016

Family Monthly Gross Income
1 $ 1,905.00
2 2,491.00
3 3,077.00
4 3,663.00
5 4,249.00
6 4,835.00
7 4,945.00
8 5,055.00
9 5,165.00
10 5,275.00

For anyone interested in applying you will need to go to one of the following sites below during the times listed.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mechanicville Gym
Senator Street – Houma

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Ward 7 Citizens Club
5006 Hwy 56 – Chauvin

Thursday, April 20, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Evergreen Cajun Center
4694 West Main Street – Gray

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Civic Center
346 Civic Center Blvd. – Houma

Thursday, April 20, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Devon Keller Gym
5575 Bayou Black Drive – Gibson

Friday, April 21, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
VFW Post 4752
7587 Grand Caillou Road – Dulac



You must provide COPIES of the following documents for us to keep:

  • Social security cards for EVERY member of your household. Must be paper card issued by social security office. Name and number must be clear enough to read in order to be accepted. NO PLASTIC CARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • A valid Driver's License or Picture ID with person's name for everyone 18 years and older in the household. EXPIRED ID's, DRIVER'S LICENSE and handicapped ID will not be accepted.
  • Current proof of income for everyone in household receiving income (Ex. last 4 consecutive check stubs if working, 2017 social security or SSI award letter, 2017 letter for retirement benefit, unemployment printout for last 30 days of payment), 2016 income tax forms if self employed. *Please note bank statements WILL NOT be accepted as proof of income*
  • An electricity and/or gas bill dated for the same month within the last 6 month. Bill needs to be monthly bill and not disconnect or delinquent bill. Your current bill cannot have a credit. It must have a balance that is due to be accepted. Bill must have name and service location on it to be accepted or a printout from utility company.
  • Proof of residency if your ID or DL does not have your current address (Current bill other than electric/gas. Ex. Water bill, cable bill, current lease, or piece of mail in your name and your physical address.).
  • If there is no income in the household, we will provide paperwork to be filled out and returned to us by a deadline in order to complete your application.
  • If applying for someone else, you must have a dated permission letter from the applicant with their signature and phone number. You must also have birthdays, race, sex, highest grade completed, and relation to head of household for everyone living in the household for the application to be accepted. The state requires this information and we must have it at the time of application in order to be accepted.


"An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program"
"Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities."
(985) 873-6798 TDD
LRS 1-800-846-5277 (TDD) 1-800-947-5277 (Voice)

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday thru Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Physical Address

  • 809 Barrow Street
  • Houma, LA 70360

Mailing Address

  • P. O. Box 2768
  • Houma, LA 70361
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