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SERCAP - Web Image - for Individual Household Well Loans
Currently, SERCAP’s Certified CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) Loan Fund is assisting a low-income couple in Scott County, VA, to have a new well drilled at their home. The couple has been getting their water from a shared spring, however the spring cannot support the demand for water usage from every household to which it is currently connected. The couple realized that their best course of action would be to drill their own individual household well, but due to their low-income status, they would not be able to afford the cost of drilling a new well on their own, without causing serious financial hardship...
SERCAP - Web Image - for Facilities Development Program
Currently, SERCAP’s Regional Department is assisting the Town of Haysi in Dickinson County, VA, through the provision of a Facilities Development Grant. The Town of Haysi is a small, low-income, rural town in far Southwest Virginia with a population of only 596 residents and a Median Household Income (MHI) of $13,859 per year. Due to its small population and low-income status, the Town receives its water service and some wastewater services from the Dickinson County Public Service Authority (DCPSA)...
SERCAP - Web Image - for Housing Rehabilitation Projects
Recently, SERCAP’s Housing Department assisted a low-income, elderly woman living in Rockbridge County, VA, to have a new septic system installed at her home. The client has lived in her home for over 50 years, but recently began experiencing difficulty with her septic system. As it turned out, her septic system had failed, and she was in need of having a new individual household septic system installed at her home...
Improving the Quality of Life for Low-Income Individuals and Rural Communities since 1969!
SERCAP recently assisted the Town of Monterey, VA, by providing a small grant in the amount of $1,172.00 to the Town, from the agency’s Water Is Life! Fund. Just last month, April 2021, SERCAP’s Regional Department received a request from the Town of Monterey for assistance in relieving some of the negative financial impact to the Town’s water system from $4,148.82 in delinquent water bills from 11 customer accounts...
SERCAP - Web Image - for Housing Rehabilitation Projects
Recently, SERCAP’s Housing Department assisted a low-income family of five (5) living in Albemarle County, VA, to complete a significant rehabilitation of their home. The family has lived in the home since 2014, and recently began experiencing difficulty with their septic system, which turned out to be a failed septic system. Therefore, the family was in need of a new individual household septic system, however, due to their low-income status they were unable to afford the cost of replacing the failed septic system, without suffering significant financial hardship...
SERCAP - Web Image - for TA Projects
Every year, Community Water Systems across the Commonwealth of Virginia are required to complete and distribute an Annual Water Quality Report, or Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which provides utility customers with information about their drinking water. The federally mandated reports contain information, including: 1) source of the utility’s water, and the type of treatment it receives, if any, 2) results of all required chemical analysis, including lead and copper results, and an explanation of them, including their probable sources and potential health effects, if any, 3) violations, if any, of state or federal waterworks regulations, and what has been done to address them, 4) reporting of any unregulated contaminant monitoring, 5) a cross-connection control survey, 6) information regarding source water protections and tips for conserving water, and 7) contact information for the system’s owner/operator...
Safe and Affordable Housing. For All.
Recently, SERCAP’s Housing Department assisted a low-income senior citizen living in the City of Suffolk, VA. The client has been living in her home for 20 years, and the structure was especially in need of new windows, since the existing windows were very old and leaky. However, due to the client’s extremely low-income status, the she was unable to afford the cost of replacing the windows on her own, without suffering significant financial hardship...
SERCAP - Web Image - for Essential & Critical Needs Program
Recently, SERCAP’s Essential & Critical Needs Program assisted a low-income elderly woman in Accomack County, VA, to have the water-pump for her individual household well repaired. The client has been living in her home for 35 years, and recently began experiencing some difficulty with the water-pump for her well, leaving her without reliable access to clean, safe drinking water. However, due to her low-income status, she was unable to afford the cost of repairing the water-pump herself, without causing financial hardship...