Do you need assistance paying your water and sewer bill?

Harford Community Action Agency can help!

Harford Cares

The Residential COVID Water and Sewer Emergency Assistance Program provides financial assistance with water and sewer bills to Harford County residents who have experienced a financial loss due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Anyone who is past due on their water and sewer bill or who needs financial assistance to help pay their bill in November or December should review the application and program guidelines at www.harfordcaa.org. Applicants may be eligible for up to seven months’ of financial assistance.

Funds are limited and can only be applied to water and sewer bills due during the period of March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020. Past due bills prior to March 1st are not eligible for this funding. Funding is available first come, first served. Applicants must apply before December 4, 2020. Funding is dependent on availability of Federal CARES Act funds.

Harford Community Action Agency will provide individuals and families an assessment and payment assistance. Payments are made directly to the water and sewer provider on the applicant’s behalf. The Harford Community Action Agency will also help individuals apply for other programs including fuel assistance, eviction prevention, and food resources.

Income Eligibility Requirements/Verification

The Residential COVID-19 Water and Sewer Bill Assistance program is limited to residents who are at or below 80% of area median income as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Harford County, Maryland Area Median Income as of 4/1/2020

Household Size

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
80% Median Income ($) 54,950 62,800 70,650 78,500 84,800 91,100 97,350

103,650

 

Harford County households that have had a sudden loss of income due to COVID are eligible to apply for up to seven (7) months of emergency water and sewer financial assistance.

Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted.

Harford Community Action Agency will provide individuals and families an assessment and payment assistance. Payments are made directly to the water and sewer provider on the applicant’s behalf. The Harford Community Action Agency will also help individuals apply for other programs including fuel assistance, eviction prevention, and food resources.

For more information on the COVID Water and Sewer Emergency Assistance Program contact Brittani Ayers at the Harford Community Action Agency (HCAA) at 443.402.0326 ext. 222 or bayers@harfordcaa.org

FAQ

What is it?

The Residential COVID Water and Sewer Assistance Program provides financial assistance with water and sewer bills for Harford County residents who have experienced a financial loss due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Who is eligible?

Eligible applicants must be Harford County residents, making below 80% of area median income as defined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and prove a financial loss due to COVID during the period of March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020.

Applicants must apply by December 4th. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted.

How much will I receive?

Payments are made directly to the water and sewer provider on the customer’s behalf. The amount will depend on your circumstances. Funds must be used to cover bills due during the period of March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020. Past due bills prior to March 1, 2020 are not eligible for this funding.

How do I apply?

Funding is dependent on availability of Federal CARES Act funds. Applications and program guidelines are available online at www.harfordcaa.org.

Applicants will be asked to provide the following documentation:

  1. Proof of termination of employment (if available)
  2. Last three pay stubs prior to job loss or decrease in employment
  3. Most recent bank statement
  4. Verification of all benefits within the last 30 days (unemployment, food stamps) for all household members
  5. Most recent water and sewer bill with address and account number
  6. Fully executed rental/lease agreement and rental addendums OR mortgage statement within the last 30 days
  7. Photo ID for all members of the household

Submit Referral

The information below is being collected to determine if you are eligible to receive emergency water and sewer assistance.

HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION / INCOME INFORMATION

List the head of household and all other members who are living in the unit. Give the relationship of each family member to the head.

What is the total annual income of all household members? (Include wages, salaries and tips; other income such as unemployment, alimony, child support; and Social Security, AFDC or other benefits)

Head of Household

Member 1

Member 2

Member 3

Member 4

Member 5

Member 6

Member 7

Member 8

Member 9

Member 10

Race of head of household (Check One)

This information is being collected to ensure compliance with fair housing and equal opportunity rules.


COVID-19 CERTIFICATION

Please provide a brief description of how your household income was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


REFERRAL CERTIFICATION

I/we understand that the above information is being collected to determine if I/we are eligible to receive emergency water and sewer assistance. I/we authorize Harford County Community Action Agency to verify all information provided on this application.


If you are determined to be eligible for assistance, you will be contacted by Brittani Ayers and you will be required to provide copies of the following documents:

  • Proof of termination of employment (if available)
  • Last three pay stubs prior to job loss or decrease in employment
  • Most recent bank statement
  • Verification of all benefits within the last 30 days (unemployment, food stamps) for all household members
  • Fully executed rental/lease agreement and rental addendums or mortgage statement within last 30 days
  • Most recent water & sewer bill with address and account number
  • Photo ID/identifications for all adult members of household

Funding is dependent on availability of Federal CARES Act funds.