Water Residential Assistance Program open to select communities in Oakland County Posted: May 25, 2016

OLHSA, as part of the Community Action Alliance, is now offering assistance with water bills through the Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) to residents of certain communities in Oakland County.

The communities of Pontiac, Keego Harbor, Bingham Farms, Southfield, Ferndale, Orchard Lake, City of Royal Oak, Farmington Hills, Commerce Township, Madison Heights and Orion Township are officially participating in OLHSA’s program. Appointments began at OLHSA on April 11. 

There is a huge need for this program as OLHSA has seen community members struggle with water bills and shut-offs in for years now. Benefits of the program for qualifying individuals can include bill assistance, home water audits for households with above average water usage, home repairs to fix minor plumbing issues that are causing high water usage, water saving kits and training classes, provided by EcoWorks, and access to other services offered through OLHSA.

If your community in Oakland, Genesee or Washtenaw County is not yet participating, you can encourage local community leaders to opt-in by contacting Dayna Swindell, DaynaS@olhsa.org or 248.209.2791. Community benefits for those participating include increased revenue from water payments that may not otherwise be made.

Residents of participating communities can make an appointment at OLHSA by contacting the program administrator at Wayne Metro Community Action Agency. Call 313-386-WRAP (9727) or visit www.waynemetro.org/wrap.