Low Income Water Assistance Program
Faced With Turn-Off Or Delinquent Water Bill Account? Maybe We Can Help!
The cost of providing water to almost two million people each day is directly tied to the cost of fuel, electricity and federal mandates.
This means that some of our citizens with limited incomes are finding it harder to make ends meet. That is why Baltimore City is offering assistance to those who may be having problems paying their water bills.
Please contact your nearest Baltimore Community Action Center for more information on how we may be able to help you.”
Who is eligible?
- You must be a Baltimore City resident, the utility account holder and receive your water bill directly from the City.
- You must reside at the property on the account.
- You must have received a delinquent, turn-off, or tax sale notice due to being in arrears.
- You must not have an existing payment plan with the Department of Finance.
- You must have verification documents for eligibility.
You must pledge to make consistent payments on your unpaid and current balance. You will receive a credit of $179.00.
You must meet the household income guidelines below:
|Household Size||Max. Monthly Income||Max. Yearly Income|
|For Each Additional Person, Add||$607||$7,820|
|Southeast Community Action Center |
Diann Baker, Director
3411 Bank Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
Fax: (410) 545-6511
|Eastern Community Action Center |
Diane Nesbitt Jones, Manager
1400 East Federal Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21213
Fax: (410) 727-1318
|Northern Community Action Center |
David Smith, Manager
5225 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Fax: (410) 545-7960
|Southern Community Action Center |
Beulah McCain-Lucas, Manager
606 Cherry Hill Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21225
Fax: (410) 545-1702
|Northwest District Community Action Center |
Diane Jones, Manager
3939 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Fax: (410) 367-5609
Senior Citizen Water Discount Program
Respect and honor for Baltimore’s senior citizens…
means making sure that they are not overly-burdened when they are on a fixed income in their golden years.
It is all too true that making ends meet can be a problem and a worry for those who have given so much of themselves and who should be enjoying their retirement. Instead of stress we need to give back to those who raised us, taught us and protected us. So many seniors are still giving through mentoring, volunteering and sharing their joy of life. Now we can give back through our LOW INCOME SENIOR CITIZEN WATER DISCOUNT PROGRAM.
Who Can Apply?
Homeowners and tenants (whose lease holds them responsible for paying the water bill), can apply each year for the discount if they meet the following criteria:
- The applicant must be a City of Baltimore resident who receives a water/sewer bill directly from the City.
- The principal resident must be age 65 or older.
- The combined gross household income must be $25,000 or less.
- The applicant must certify that he/she is the property owner-of-record with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, or provide a lease showing his/her responsibility for paying water/sewer charges at that property.
What is the discount?
Those who qualify receive a 39% discount on their water, stormwater and sewer rates charged on each quarterly bill.
How can I apply?
PLEASE NOTE: Only one water bill account per household is eligible to receive this discount.
In order to prove eligibility you will need to submit the following along with your application:
- Proof of age (copy of Maryland Driver's License, State identification card or birth certificate).
- Proof of property ownership or lease agreement showing that the tenant is responsible for water/sewer charges.
- Proof of all income for the household such as current tax returns, 1099 statements, eligibility letters from Social
- Security, Social Services or the Veterans Administration.
Baltimore City Senior Centers serve as the focal point for services to seniors in the community while always striving to meet the physical, emotional and social needs of the seniors through programming and services that promote wellness, foster a sense of independence and self-worth, enhance the quality of life for all and promote a positive image of aging. CARE operates four public senior centers and provides funding to 10 privately owned senior centers.
|Action in Maturity, Inc. (AIM) |
Pat Chalfant, Director
3900 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: (410) 889-7915
Fax: (410) 889-7921
|Allen Senior Center |
Rita Arrington, Project Director
1404 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410) 685-6224
Fax: (410) 685-6225
|Cherry Hill Senior Life Center |
Robin Rich, Center Director
606 Cherry Hill Road - Suite 201
Baltimore, MD 21225
Phone: (410) 354-5101
Fax: (410) 354-5103
|Forest Park Senior Center |
Doris Brightful, Project Director
4801 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21207
Phone: (410) 466-2124
Fax: (410) 466-2154
|Harford Senior Center |
Curleen Davis, Project Director
4920 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
Phone: (410) 426-4009
Fax: (410) 426-4081
|Hatton Senior Center |
Elaine Hall, Senior Center Manager
2825 Fait Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: (410) 396-9025
Fax: (410) 545-7891
|Greenmount Senior Center |
Kimo Nam, Project Director
425 E. Federal Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-3552
Fax: (410) 625-0493
|John Booth Senior Center |
Senior Center Manager
229-1/2 S. Eaton Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: (410) 396-9202
Fax: (410) 675-0383
|Edward A. Myerberg Senior Center |
Linda Trope, Project Director
3101 Fallstaff Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
Phone: (410) 358-6856
Fax: (410) 358-1816
|Oliver Senior Center |
Karen Wheeler, Senior Center Manager
1700 N. Gay Street
Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: (410) 396-3861
Fax: (410) 545-6239
|Sandtown-Winchester Senior Center |
Mary Parker-Collins, Senior Center Manager
1601 N. Baker Street
Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone: (410) 396-7724
Fax: (410) 462-2469
|Senior Network of North Baltimore |
Jim Williams, Director
5828 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: (410) 323-7131
Fax: (410) 323-4409
|Southwest Senior Center |
Susan Patry, Project Director
1200 W. Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone: (410) 454-1083
Fax: (410) 576-0782
|Waxter Center for Senior Citizens |
Kenya B. Cousin - Senior Center Manager
1000 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 396-1324
Fax: (410) 396-1330
|Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging |
4501 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 396-3535
Fax: (410) 466-1864
Center Manager: Leslie Yancey