The City of Lacey has partnered with the local community action council to help low-income residents pay their utility bills.
Starting this month, Lacey water utility service customers who have a gross income of less than $30,000 a year may be eligible to receive up to $150 a year of help with their water bill, according the city’s finance director.
The city allocated $7,500 to jump-start the fund but will also rely on donations, which can be dropped off at City Hall, mailed with a donation form or added to the payment line on a customer’s water bill.
All the money collected by the city then goes to the Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties, which screens applicants, determines eligibility and remits payments on behalf of customers. Approved applicants can receive $75 twice a year, depending on funding availability.
Those interested in the program should contact the CAC at 360-438-1100 to make an appointment or go to its office, 420 Golf Club Road S.E. in Lacey.
For more information about the program, including downloadable forms, visit www.ci.lacey.wa.us and click “Utility Assistance Fund” under the “In the Spotlight” tab.