One Human Community knows that the most common bills people have trouble paying are their phone, water and power and gas bills. All companies that provide these services have special programs for the unemployed and low income individuals and families. Visit their Websites, call or visit their offices to apply.
To get you started here’re some helpful links:
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
click on: Residential Low Income Discount Program
and then on: Low Income Discount Program Application (PDF)
Low cost phone services with California Lifeline
check if you qualify https://www.californialifeline.com/en
if so, contact your phone company and request California Lifeline application.
Southern California Gas Company
check if you qualify http://www.socalgas.com/residential/assistance/care/index.shtml
apply for a 20% discount with Southern California Gas Company https://carescgp.sempra.com/careappl.aspx
If your income is low, you’re unemployed or receive any type of government assistance, you’re likely to qualify: be advised you’ll be asked to document your hardship.
Don’t forget to ask also for a payment plan to pay off your delinquent bills over time.