If you need assistance with paying your rent or utility bills, help may be available. There are many churches, charities, service organizations and specialty programs that want to help.
The Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Bill Relief Program is designed to help individuals and households lighten the cost of their utility bill. Income-qualified customers inside city limits with city water service who apply for the program receive a $10 monthly credit to save on their bill. That credit offsets the 2022 water rate increase and will be applied to their active account for 12 months. After one year, eligible customers may again have the opportunity to apply for the program.
To learn more, please visit ewsu.com/ReliefProgram.
The Salvation Army offers two services that may provide Evansville Water and Sewer Utility customers with assistance paying their utility bills, reconnection charges and other fees.
Contact Salvation Army at 812-422-4673 to see if you qualify.
The Indiana Emergency Rental Assistance (IERA) program is designed to decrease evictions, increase housing stability, and prevent homelessness. It is designed to help renters whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 with rent and utility assistance.
IERA can provide eligible renters with up to 12 months of utility assistance, including bills that are past due. Apply for the IERA program.
Landlords may encourage renters to apply for assistance through the IERA program. Landlords are encouraged to:
If you are behind on your utility bill, there are several other local charities you may contact for help.