Pharr Launches Water Utility Assistance Program for Residents with Delinquent Water Bills

The City of Pharr and the Office of Grants Management and Community Development is pleased to announce that the city has been awarded additional CARES Act funding for their Emergency Utility Assistance Program to help residents affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Pharr is utilizing the CARES Act funds to launch a Water Utility Assistance Program to assist residents with delinquent water bills (up to $500 in eligible assistance is available).

Applications will be available starting on Monday, April 5, 2021, at Pharr City Hall (118 S. Cage Boulevard), 2nd floor. Applications will be accepted between the business hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The grant assistance will only cover the use of water, applicants will be responsible for the brush/sanitation/sewer/paving assessment fees and taxes. Only residents with delinquent water bills are eligible to apply!

Applicants must bring the following when applying for the program: driver’s license, 6 months of bank statements, 2019 Tax Return, and the last 3 months of their payroll check stubs.

“We understand the challenges that the pandemic has raised for families in our area and as soon as we knew CARES Act funding was available to our city, the utility assistance program was something we wanted to do,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D. “This additional assistance will help provide some relief to our residents who currently find themselves with delinquent water bills,” added Hernandez.

For more information about the program, please contact the City of Pharr Grants Management & Community Development office at (956) 402-4190.