Friday, September 29, 2023

Low Income Households May Receive Water Assistance

Low-income households may be able to receive assistance in paying the cost of water and sewer services, the City of Newburgh announced today.

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is now accepting applications for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). The program can assist households who have past due bills for water and sewer services , which could prevent water and sewer services from being shut off.

The program provides up to a maximum of $2,500 per water and sewer provider, or $5,000 if water and sewer services are combined. LIHWAP will make payments directly to the household’s water and/or sewer provider.

Eligibility is based on income, household size and the amount of past due bills owed. Households who receive LIHWAP benefits will not have to pay back the benefits.

Interested applicants can apply online or call (833) 690-0208. Applicants must provide proof of identity, proof of residence, documentation of earned and unearned income, and a water, sewer, or combined water/sewer bill listing their permanent and primary residence.

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