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Strategy 1D

Ensure household utility affordability

Energy and water are essential to life in Los Angeles. The County will advocate for and evaluate best practices to ensure household utilities are affordable to all, especially as the County and its stakeholders invest in building upgrades and clean energy. LA county households are more burdened by utility costs than other areas in the state, primarily due to higher energy and water costs and lower median household incomes.

Water rates vary significantly across the county depending on the provider or location; lower income residents often face higher rates without ample protection, limiting their financial stability and their economic mobility. As we make investments, we must protect our residents from exorbitant utility costs while ensuring everyone can benefit from clean and resilient energy and water sources.

Targets
Countywide

2025
90% enrollment of eligible households in rate assistance programs

2035
100% enrollment of eligible households in rate assistance programs

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