Currently, SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program is assisting a low-income, single man living in Gloucester County, VA, to install new water/wastewater service-lines at his home. SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program provides eligible low-to-moderate income (LMI) homeowners with small grants to address critical water and wastewater needs. This client lives in his home alone, and recently began experiencing difficulty with the water/wastewater service-lines at his home. However, due to his low-income status, he was unable to afford the cost of installing new service-lines without causing serious financial hardship.
Fortunately, he applied to SERCAP for assistance, and the agency has been able to step-in and provide financial assistance to cover the cost of the new service-line installation on his property. The Essential & Critical Needs Program provided a Grant in the amount of $5,300.00 to cover the full cost of the project. Once the new service-line installation is complete, the client will once again have reliable access to fully functioning water and sanitation facilities at their 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.