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PLEASE NOTE:
  • Applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2016 for assistance starting January 1, 2017.
  • You must reapply for this program each calendar year in November of the previous year.
  • This is not the same program as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

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
    Your annual income is 70% of the 2016 Linn County median income based on family size from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). See the chart below:
    Family Size12345678over 8
    Annual Income $26,300 $30,050 $33,800 $37,550 $40,550 $43,550 $46,550 $49,550 + $3,000
    for each
    additional
    family member

    Linn County HUD Benefit Matrix for determining 2017 eligibility.

  2. You are a...
    Senior CitizenDisabled
    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.
  3. The water bill is in your name
  4. 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 541-704-7644. Applications will be accepted beginning November 1, 2016 for assistance starting January 1, 2017.