Some families in Toledo City Oregon who have low incomes may qualify for the Help To Others program. This program may help them pay for recent water bill increases. The objective of this was to alleviate some of the cost increases. Lincoln County families are finding it hard to pay their water bills, and any price rises from the county or city make it even harder. The program relies on donations from the community to help fund it, but there may still be some money available to help those who are less fortunate.
The program started when the city needed to pay for some updates to the distributions system as part of the Water System Improvement Program. The program needed to raise water rates when it started.
The monthly utility bill was modified to include a section where customers can write in donations for the Help To Others program. All of the money collected will go directly to helping families that are struggling because of the recent increases. Some customers that are struggling include the elderly or maybe families with young children. Your donation will go to a local Lincoln County family in need. All donations will go to the program and helping the less fortunate, and none of the money will be used to pay for the administrative costs of H2O.
The Community Services Consortium will be in charge of the water bill assistance program. They are an important part of this project. They also manage other city programs such as the “SOS” program for Central Lincoln People’s Utility District. The non-profit CSC organization helps people with applications, eligibility, income verification, and qualification decisions. The agency can ensure that people receive answers to their questions and are correctly directed to the most appropriate resources. They are responsible for giving money to low-income families who need it.
The city of Toledo gave the responsibility of administering the program fairly across the service territory to CSC. This means that the company can run the program more effectively than the city or county.
The Toledo Help To Others program will give most of its money to people who have tried to pay their water bill in the past but are currently going through a difficult time. This is not a long-term government program that provides financial assistance to people in need. When people donate to a cause, they want to know that their money is going to be used in a way that will help the cause. This will help to reassure them that their donation will be put to good use.
Many people who are struggling to pay their water bills will only receive a small amount of money to help them cover the cost. There are a few conditions that people who want to apply for the program need to meet. The requirements may change in the future, but some of them could be: In order to be eligible for the H2O Help To Others program, Toledo utility customers must have a household income that is at or below 60% of the median income. The city has set a limit on the amount of money that can be given out each year through the program, so customers can’t keep getting help by applying multiple times.
If a customer is struggling, there are other options that they can choose from. The county is also working with more customers who have low incomes or are unemployed on payment plans. This can give people more time to pay off their outstanding bills and bring them up to date. Call the customer service center at 541-265-8505 for information on other local or federal government resources.