Currently, SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program is assisting a low-income elderly woman living in Louisa County, VA, to have the well-pump at her home replaced. SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program provides eligible low-to-moderate income (LMI) homeowners with small grants to address critical water and wastewater needs. Over the past two months, this client has been experiencing difficulties with the well-pump attached to her individual household well. However, due to her low-income status she was unable to afford the cost of replacing the part on her own without causing serious financial hardship.
Fortunately, the client reached out to SERCAP for assistance, and the agency was able to step in and help. SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program approved a grant in the amount of $2,114.00, to cover the full cost of the project. Once the new well-pump is installed, the client will again have reliable access to clean, safe drinking water and fully functioning water facilities at her home.
Without SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program, and other similar services, many low-to-moderate income (LMI) individuals and communities would be forced to go without such necessities as reliable access to clean drinking water, fully functioning indoor plumbing, safe and affordable housing, water/wastewater infrastructure solutions, other community development and infrastructure needs, and more. It is important to remember that even in the US in the 21st Century; there are those who do not have reliable access to clean, safe drinking water, environmentally sound septic facilities, and affordable housing. In order to help SERCAP continue to provide assistance to both the individuals and communities in need, please consider making a donation to SERCAP’s Water Life! Fund!
*Funding for SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program is made possible through an Annual Budget Appropriation from the Virginia General Assembly, which is administered by the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD). Additionally, all of SERCAP’s programs in Virginia, are leveraged by the Budget Appropriation from the Virginia General Assembly, administered by DHCD.