Recently, SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program assisted a low-income, single man living in Caroline County, VA, to repair the sewer line at his home. The client has lived in his home for over 60 years, and recently began experiencing difficulty with his sewer line. Specifically, there was a blockage which was causing the difficulty with the sewer line, leading to the need for repairs. However, due to his low-income status, he was unable to afford the cost of the sewer line repair without causing serious financial hardship.
Fortunately, he applied to SERCAP for assistance, and the agency was able to step-in and provide financial assistance to cover the cost of the sewer line repair on his property. SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program provided a Grant in the amount of $1,200.00 to cover the project cost, and these critical repairs were recently completed. Now the client once again has an environmentally sound wastewater solution at his 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 a 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.