Pritzker Announces $42 Million Water Assistance ´╗┐Program for Low-Income Households

To help low-income families unable to pay water and sewer bills avoid shutoffs, Governor JB Pritzker and DCEO recently announced the new $42 million Low-Income Household Water Assistance Plan (LIHWAP), under the Help Illinois Families (HIF) initiative. Funded in part through ARPA, LIHWAP builds on $327 million in emergency assistance launched earlier this year for income eligible families facing difficulty with paying utility and other essential household bills.

To apply for these programs or water assistance, visit DCEO’s website helpillinoisfamilies.com, or contact the hotline service providing real-time assistance in over 30 languages at 1-833-711-0374.