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Arizona DES offering utility & water invoice assist for low-income residents

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As Pima County stays caught in an unprecedented warmth wave, Arizona’s state family power help and water help packages can be found for low-income households and people.

Pima County has set a report of 40 days of 100 plus diploma days in a row, according to the National Weather Service, with 15 days of temperatures over 110 levels. The county stays underneath an extreme warmth warning till July 28. Extreme warmth warnings or watches have been in place for many of June and July and from July 16 to 22, on daily basis has both tied or damaged a each day report within the county.

Arizona Division of Financial Safety officers say the utility help packages are integral to making sure the well being and security of at-risk households within the midst of harmful temperatures.

“Nobody ought to be in danger as a result of they’re unable to make their utility fee,” mentioned DES Director Angie Rodgers. “Within the Arizona warmth, DES packages like LIHEAP and LIHWAP save lives, and we’ll proceed to make sure low-income households are in a position to entry these essential sources.”

Whereas temperatures over 110 levels are anticipated for the subsequent few days, monsoons rains that started in Pima County final week are anticipated to assist decrease temperatures.

Low revenue family power help program

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps low revenue households pay their heating/cooling payments, reduce crises, and make power prices extra reasonably priced via weatherization help (insulation set up, window shading, HVAC service, and so forth.). Eligible households could obtain as much as $1,200 as soon as per yr. Moreover, candidates could obtain as much as $1,000 in supplemental advantages in relevant disaster conditions.

To qualify for LIHEAP, candidates will need to have an revenue that falls inside program tips. Precedence for service help is set based mostly on weak family members. Larger precedence could also be granted if somebody within the house is a senior citizen (60 years of age & older), an individual with a incapacity, a veteran, or a baby underneath six years outdated. Extra info might be discovered at

Low revenue family water help program

LIHWAP offers Arizona households with monetary reduction towards water and wastewater payments. Eligible households can obtain as much as $3,000 in water help. Help consists of water service restoration, past-due debt, and future payments.

To be eligible for LIHWAP, an applicant should meet the next standards:

  • be (or a member of the family is) a U.S. citizen or certified non-citizen,
  • be a resident of Arizona on the time of utility (demonstrated by a water invoice for companies inside the state of Arizona),
  • have a family revenue at or under 60% of the state median revenue (for households of 8 or fewer members), or have a family revenue at or under 150% of the federal poverty stage (for households with greater than 8 members),
  • haven’t obtained another monetary help for water companies through the time interval for which the applicant is searching for LIHWAP help.

Functions could also be submitted on-line via the DES Housing Stability and Utility Help Applications On-line Portal. Anybody unable to use on-line could apply by cellphone:

LIHEAP: 1-866 494-1981

LIHWAP: 1-833-453-2142

Paper utility may be downloaded from the AZDES portal and mailed to the handle on the applying.

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