Daniel Boone Community Action Agency is now accepting applications for the new Low Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Crisis Component. Applications will be accepted through June 1, 2022, or until designated funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Crisis Component can assist households, up to and including 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, who are experiencing a water and/or wastewater crisis. Applicants must provide at least one of the following: a disconnect/past due notice, disconnection notice, or an eviction notice for non-payment of rent (if water service cost is included in your rent). Benefits are paid directly to household’s water service vendor.
Benefits offered through the Crisis component are limited to the minimum to alleviate the crisis not to exceed $800. Households can reapply each time they experience a crisis until they have reached their maximum benefits.
All applicants will be required to supply the following documentation at the time of application:
- Proof of Social Security Number or Permanent Residence card (Green Card) for each member of the household.
- Proof of all household’s (all members) income from the preceding month.
- Most current water service bill (water and/or wastewater), including account number and name on account, statement from your landlord if water service expenses are included in your rent, statement from utility company if you participate in a Pre-Pay Program.
LIHWAP Subsidy Component enrollment period begins January 10, 2022. Eligible households can apply for a one-time water service benefit ranging from $300 to $400 depending on income level, housing category, and water service benefit type. Participation in LIHWAP Crisis will not affect a household’s eligibility. Households must meet eligibility requirements, including income guidelines.
Household Size Gross Monthly Income Household Size Gross Monthly Income
1 $ 1,610 5 $ 3,880
2 $ 2,178 6 $ 4,448
3 $ 2,745 7 $ 5,015
4 $ 3,313 8 $ 5,583
Add $568 for each additional family member