The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) has released revised program guidelines for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). LIHWAP provides financial assistance to low-income Californians to help manage their residential water utility costs.
CSD is proposing to modify program eligibility to expand LIHWAP assistance to households seeking financial assistance for water and/or wastewater bills that do not have an arrearage and are current on their bill. Financial assistance for eligible households with current bills will be structured to ensure households with the lowest incomes receive the highest level of assistance.
CSD held a remote Public Meeting on November 29, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. to provide an overview of the
Revised LIHWAP Program Guidelines.
To view the recorded Public Meeting, visit https://youtu.be/y3aKMkz7qHM.
Interested parties have the opportunity to review and submit comments on the Revised LIHWAP Program Guidelines until 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2022. The deadline to submit comments has been extended from the originally announced deadline of November 29, 2022. Comments may be submitted during the webinar, via email to LIHWAP@csd.ca.gov, or mailed to:
The Department of Community Services and DevelopmentAttention: Sarah Nowshiravan-Burruel, Energy and Environmental Services Division2389 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite #100Sacramento, CA 95833
For assistance or questions regarding this meeting, please contact CSD at LIHWAP@csd.ca.gov.