The City of Goleta is sharing this information from CommUnify, a Community Action Agency
CommUnify (formerly Community Action Commission/CAC) has announced a new $1.4 million Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) utility payment assistance program for community members that have been unable to afford their water bills and have struggled financially following the pandemic.
LIHWAP offers low-income households a one-time payment – of up to $2,000 – to help pay bills for residential water or wastewater costs. The program is limited to households receiving services from participating water and wastewater districts and all applications must be received prior to the deadline at the end of July 2023 to receive the payment of assistance benefits. Residents can visit the LIHWAP page on the 2-1-1 website for a complete list of enrolled service providers. Residents interested in seeing if they qualify for the LIHWAP program should call the 2-1-1 HelpLine to complete a brief screening, learn whether they meet the eligibility requirements, and find an enrolled local service provider.