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Are you a senior or disabled low-income water customer of Albany? The City has a program to help pay part of your monthly water bill.

If you qualify for this program, you can receive a credit for part of your water use (up to four units) on each monthly bill. These credits do not carry over from month to month and you will still be responsible for paying all other charges on your water bill.

To qualify, all four must be true:

  1. You are low income
  2. Your annual income is 50% of the 2012 Linn County median income based on family size from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). See the chart below:
    Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 over 8
    Annual Income $22,550 $23,500 $26,450 $29,350 $31,700 $34,050 $36,400 $38,750 + $2,250
    for each
    additional
    family member
    Linn County HUD Benefit Matrix for determining 2013 eligibility.
  3. You are a...
    Senior Citizen Disabled
    60 years old and older You have a medically documented physical or mental condition that has prevented or will prevent you from working for more than 12 continuous months. A statement of disability benefits (Social Security, SAIF, OSHA) may qualify as proof of your disability.
  4. The water bill is in your name
  5. You are at least 18 years old

If you meet all four of the criteria above and wish to apply:

Contact the Community Services Consortium (CSC) at 541-926-7163. Applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2012 for assistance starting January 1, 2013.


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