Dallas: Texas utility program extended through December

Two projects that help low-income families in Texas with taking care of the expense of water, gas, and power have been extended until the end of the year.

The Low-Income Housing Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) were set to close on Sep. 30 but have been extended until Dec. 29.

These projects give monetary help to qualified Texas property holders and tenants that have low livelihoods. Eligible expenses include electricity, gas, propane, water, and wastewater fees.

Qualified clients could get installments to avoid separation, reconnect administration, or pay a current or future bill.

Clients can apply at texasutilityhelp.com or by calling 855-566-2057. In Dallas Area, clients can call 214-819-1848.

Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) partnered with the State of Texas and Dallas County in July 2022 and began accepting applications for programs created by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

DWU expressed that more than 2,900 clients have gotten financing help to date and is empowering occupants to set up installments to avoid late expenses or water detachments.

Call DWU Client assistance at 214-651-1441 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to find out more or set up an installment plan.