Utilities and home energy costs are separately stated charges reloated to the occupancy of rental property. Utilities include separately stated electricity, gas, water, sewer, trash removal and energy costs such as fuel oil. Telecommunication services (telephone, cable) delivered to the rental dwelling are not to be considered utilities. Utilities that are covered by the landlord within rent will be treated as rent.
Documentation of past due balances must be submitted with the application and must have occurred after March 13, 2020.