Resources for Seniors
The Foggy Bottom Association, with the guidance of a panel of experts, has collected a list of money-saving and other resources for seniors.
Please note that in addition to age requirements, some programs may have income requirements. In many cases participation in certain government programs (e.g. Medicaid, SNAP/Food Stamps, federally subsidized housing, etc.) means applicants already meet income requirements.
Financial well-being is important for everyone, here is a list of resources and programs that residents of Foggy Bottom may be eligible for.
AARP Local Assistance Directory
Directory of free or reduced cost services including medical care, food, job training, etc. specific to Foggy Bottom and the DC area.
AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly
Programs include Consumer Fraud & Financial Abuse, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Legal Hotline, etc.
Call the Legal Hotline at (202) 434-2120
Legal Counsel for the Elderly resources and information:
Homestead/Senior Citizen Property Tax Deduction
Reduce property tax bill for seniors 65+ or disabled property owners
Public Service Commission
Provides assistance with high utility bills, utility scams, payment arrangements, utility discounts, etc.
Washington Gas Residential Essential Service (RES)
Discount on winter heating bills
PEPCO Residential Aid Discount (RAD)
Reduction of charges for energy distribution & several surcharges
DC Water Customer Assistance Program (CAP)
Discount of up to 400 cubic feet (3,000 gallons) of water & sewer use each month
Verizon Lifeline Service
Home voice telephone service $1/month for qualified seniors age 65+
Comcast Internet Essentials
15 mbps + in-home WiFi for $9.95/month, plus access to low cost computer for $149.95
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Receive help paying your heating and cooling energy bills
Utility Discount Program (UDP)
Discounts on utility bills for low-income District residents
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
Make your home more energy efficient and reduce your energy bills
Clean Rivers Impervious Area Charge Residential Relief Program (CRIAC)
Receive help with your DC Water Bill