Lee County Commissioners to provide water bill assistance to low-income families

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. — Many families in Lee County are struggling to pay their bills, so Lee County Commissioners are doing what they can to provide some much-needed assistance.

They just approved two million dollars in funds that will be used through September to assist households with past-due water bills with an income below 150% of the federal poverty level.

“We understand right now the inflation from the federal government is just crushing everybody. Prices on everything are going up, and this is a good program that we thought we should take advantage of for our residents,” said Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman.

You can check the chart below to see if you qualify and are eligible to receive assistance.

An example of those who qualify would be a family of four, who brings home 48 thousand dollars a year.

Hamman said the goal is to help people with these bills before they experience homelessness.

“It only takes a 30-second glance that even just your Facebook or social media feed to see your neighbors are hurting,” said Hamman. “People’s power bills, some are going up over $100 a month right now, and you can see where a family could get in trouble real quick and start to fall behind on their bills.”

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If you and your family qualify, you can head online or go to the human & veteran services building to fill out an application.

The county says applications will be made available on August 15.

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