As State Moratorium Ends, Orange and Rockland Utility Moves to cut Electricity from Monsey Homes
By: Rockland Daily Staff
During Covid-19, New York State ordered utility companies to keep power on in homes, regardless of whether they paid their bills or not, as a measure of relief to struggling families during this time.
With the end of the moratorium, Orange and Rockland Utility has already shut of power to many homes, many of which must come up with $10,000 or more in immediate payment in order to have their power restored—with no negotiation of terms.
Community organizations are attempting to work with the companies and with government agencies to work out the matter in a way that would not find families hit with astronomical bills with weeks to Pesach.
In the meantime, the Community Outreach Center has put out the following course of action:
Make a minimum payment TODAY. Even a small amount - $50.00 – to show you’re attempting to pay down the bill.
As soon as possible, go down to Community Outreach Center located at 21 Remsen Ave Suite 201, Monsey, NY 10952 (845) 356-9600 (call for an appointment) to register with them. Doing so will prevent O&R from disconnecting electrical service for a 30 day period.
If your electricity has already been shut off you may be able to negotiate a payment plan and a smaller minimum payment by calling O & R directly and speaking with a customer service representative.