Harford Dedicates $1 Million to Help Residents Pay Water and Sewer Bills

Harford County is providing grants to eligible residents who need help paying their water and sewer bills.

Last week, Harford County announced that it is designating $1 million of federal CARES Act funding for the Harford Community Action Agency. The money will be used to establish the COVID-19 Residential Water & Sewer Emergency Assistance Program that will provide support to residents who have experienced financial loss due to the COVID-19 crisis and are struggling to pay water and sewer bills.

From the press release:

“Unemployment and underemployment during COVID-19 have forced some Harford County families to make impossible choices, like deciding to pay for groceries or pay their water bill,” County Executive Barry Glassman said. “This program through Harford Community Action Agency will help prevent hunger and homelessness, and connect residents to the support they need to live healthy and stable lives.”

Harford County residents who have experienced a financial loss due to COVID-19 and are below 80% of the area’s median income as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are eligible for the program. Applicants may be eligible for up to seven months of financial assistance.

For more information, view the press release.