Update on Water Access Act

Every family deserves #SafeAffordableWater! Congress must act now to fund low-income water bill assistance and reflect the will of the people which shows 76% of voters in support of extending funding for a national program to help lower-income families with their water bills. Thank you Rep. Debbie Dingell, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester for leading the way by introducing the Water Access Act which would direct $500 million to the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) for Fiscal Year 2024!

Title Track is a proud member of the Water Equity and Climate Resilience (WECR) Caucus convened by PolicyLink, a national network of organizations working to address water equity and climate resilience — centering frontline communities of color and low-income communities.

In response to news of this bill being introduced last week, Yasmin Zaerpoor, Director of Water Equity and Climate Resilience, released the following statement on behalf of the national Water Equity & Climate Resilience Caucus:

“Water is a human right and every family deserves to have access to safe water that they can afford. Yet, the cost of water is rising across the country faster than inflation and other household utilities, leaving low-income households to choose between paying their water bills, buying food, or keeping the lights on.

We can solve this problem. Federal programs already exist to help low-income households pay energy and phone bills when they’re struggling, but funding for the temporary Low Income Household Water Assistance Program will expire in just days if Congress doesn’t act now.” Read the full statement here.