Guilford County government is receiving a new funding allocation in the amount of $578,805 that will be used to help low-income households in Guilford County pay their water bills.
The funding, from the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), is part of the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program.
The funds are to be used to continue the program in fiscal year 2022-23. The program provides “emergency assistance to low-income households, particularly those with the lowest of incomes that pay a high proportion of their household income for drinking and wastewater services.”
The Guilford County Division of Social Services constantly administers a very wide variety of safety net programs for struggling families in the county – doing everything from providing free electric fans to homes, paying power bills, covering child care costs and transportation costs, and providing many other services that help the needy.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, those services were ramped up in a major way; however, now that the pandemic is in the rear-view mirror, some of those services are returning to pre-pandemic support levels.
In the case of this new money helping the financially challenged pay for water services, eligibility for the program will be income-based for households at or below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty level.
Households that are already receiving benefits through Low-Income Energy Assistance Programs, Food and Nutrition Services (in the past known as food stamps), or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (better known as SNAP), will automatically be eligible for the water bill and water service funds.
According to the rules attached to the distribution of the funds, the money must be paid to owners or operators of public water systems or treatment works and be used to reduce the rates charged eligible households.
North Carolina has now created a statewide portal for water providers to complete their vendor agreements, so agreements at the county level are no longer needed.
This will never happen but it sure would go along way to stopping all the need for food, housing, babysitters, phones, fans, water and energy assistance and the list goes on…DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN IF YOU CANNNOT AFFORD TO …PERIOD!! There are few people who mind paying for those who are truly disabled or in a short term bind…they do mind paying for those who use having children as a means of income…where is the responsibility of both parties who created these children? No one in government has the guts or balls to address this real serious concern!!
Wow..You are exactly right. When will it stop? It want until the Dem’s an fake Republicans are booted out. Also why isn’t wfmy of wghp reporting on the trans. dude doing a lap dance at Forsyth tech? On a underage girl running his parts or whatever on her. Where are the local reps at? If that was a straight dude he would have been locked up.
This is outrageous. Who on earth would allow their child to be subjected to such inappropriate behavior!
Ok u must have been baby Jesus born without parents or living off your family wealth or privileges
Duh! It is no more than vote-buying.
I totally agree. Start wearing condoms. Quit having sex if you can’t afford the consequences.
Why would they. Just more tax credits an less they have to pay for there government houses an more food stamps, medicaid an everything thing else they get for free.
since the gov’t poisoned my tap water for drinking, i want some of this $$ to help pay for my bottled water (filter) needs ! just %< my water bill