GEAR (Electric Bill Assistance)

The Gastonia Electric Assistance Resource (GEAR) program was designed to offer assistance to very low-income customers to offset the electric rate increase.
The program provides the following:
  • Enables customers with very low incomes to manage and afford electricity.
  • Provides a monthly credit of $25 to $35 per month for twelve months for approved applicants.

Please email Nancy Welch to start the application process.

GEAR Brochure 

GEAR- Quick Reference Sheet 




The Office of Housing and Community Engagement is located at the Garland Municipal Business Center at 150 S. York Street on the second floor.
Contact Information
Garland Municipal Business Center
150 S. York Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)
Nancy Welch, Case Management Specialist
704-866-6753 (office)
704-866-6067 (fax)


Gastonia, N.C., just minutes west of Charlotte, is one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size and livability. Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 13 municipalities and one of the largest cities in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Selected as an All-America City three times, Gastonia’s desirable quality of life is the result of its beautiful natural surroundings, friendly neighborhoods, responsive government and vibrant business environment.


✆ 704-866-6714

⟟ 181 S. South Street
Gastonia, NC 28052