Low Income Household Water Assistance (LIHWA) Program

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The Low-Income Household Water Assistance (LIHWA) program is a new financial assistance program funded by the Federal government. It is currently only a one-time program but could continue into the future.

LIHWA allows Clackamas County to directly pay Clackamas Water Environment Services (WES) sewer and surface water bills for eligible households. This support can be used for:

  • Current Charges
  • Past Due Amounts

To be eligible: Household income must be at or below 60 percent of Oregon's median income based on household size:

Household Unit Size Annual Gross Income* Monthly Gross Income*
1 $29,344 $2,445.33
2 $38,373 $3,197.75
3 $47,402 $3,950.17
4 $56,430 $4,702.50
5 $65,459 $5,454.92
6 $74,488 $6,207.33
7 $76,181 $6,348.42
8 $77,874 $6,489.50
9 $79,567 $6,630.58
10 $81,260 $6,771.67
11 $82,953 $6,912.75
12 $84,645 $7,053.75
Each Additional Member $1,692 $141.00

To be considered for the program, households must:

  • Contact Clackamas Water Environment Services Customer Service at WESCustomerService@clackamas.us to obtain an information consent form for a referral to Clackamas County Social Services.
  • Clackamas County Social Services will contact customer to determine eligibility for the program and begin the application process.