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New Start Energy Relief

Get back home without worrying about your energy bill

For neighbors who have experienced being unhoused and are seeking permanent housing, Ameren Missouri offers past due bill forgiveness. Find details about this program below.

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About the Program

Who is eligible for this support?

You must meet all of the following criteria:

  • You are an Ameren Missouri customer with previous electric service.
  • You have an outstanding bill, which may include late pay charges.
  • You have been unhoused or spent time in a shelter in the past year.

What kind of support is provided?

  • You may receive up to $1000 in order to reestablish service, and funds may be used for past due utility bill, late pay charges, bill amounts associated with past unauthorized use.
  • No deposit required.
  • Agencies will provide assistance in applying for other energy assistance programs like LIHEAP, Keeping Current and Weatherization to help manage future energy bills

How to apply

Contact a participating agency who understands your needs and can help you through the process.


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