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Low Income Household Water Assistance Plan (LIHWAP)

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Plan (LIHWAP) provides up to $650 in direct payment assistance for household accounts in arrears or disconnect status, and/or assistance with reconnection fees when services have been disconnected.

You can also qualify for an additional $350 through a State Emergency Relief (SER) Program. Click here to apply.

BENEFITS

  • Direct payment assistance for household accounts in arrears or disconnect status, including reconnection fees when services have been disconnected.
  • For households that have had their water disconnected or are facing disconnection, LIHWAP funding may pay the full cost that will reconnect or prevent disconnection of service (only water arrearages are eligible, not trash, cable, etc.)
  • A LIHWAP payment shall guarantee service for at least 90 days after receipt of payment.

ELIGIBILITY

Qualified account holders must:

  • Be a residential account,
  • Be in arrears or disconnect status,
  • Be under 150% Federal Poverty Limit and/or actively receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Assistance Program/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (FAP/SNAP), State Emergency Relief (SER), Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI).

Please note: Your local municipality must be opted in to LIHWAP in order to qualify for the program.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • ID for all household member 18 and over
  • Proof of household income for 30 days or categorical eligibility document
  • Social Security card

Questions? You can contact Wayne Metro’s CONNECT Center at
(313) 388-9799 or wmconnectcenter@waynemetro.org

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