Increasing Equitable Access to Affordable Utilities for All Angelenos

The L.A. Department of Water and Power (LADWP) provides reliable and safe water and electricity to 4 million residents and businesses, while also striving to provide affordable utilities to the city’s most vulnerable residents. LADWP leadership recognizes that the health and economic crises spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted low-income and minority Angelenos disproportionately, which, among other challenges, has led to an increasing number of residents who cannot afford their utilities. LADWP leadership also realizes that more must be done to connect eligible low-income residents with assistance programs and resources.

To help the city work toward an equitable economic recovery from COVID-19, LADWP is partnering with FUSE Executive Fellow Joseph Koh to assess current services and support the expansion of low-income utility assistance programs. These efforts will help build momentum on current initiatives and allow LADWP to better allocate financial assistance to the most needy residents, ensuring equitable access to vital public services.