Low Income Assistance Program

The City of Tucson and Tucson Water care about customers. A monthly discount is available for qualified customers that can be extended up to three years from the approval date.

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Click  HERE to access our new unified Assistance Program Intake form for Low-income, Emergency Hardship and other support programs available.

To be eligible for the credit you must:

  • Have a City of Tucson Utility Services statement in your name
  • Meet household size/income guidelines
  • Provide verification of your information at your appointment

Income Guidelines- Effective January 2022

 
 
Make An Appointment: If you meet the income requirements, call (520) 791-5443 to apply Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • The discount can be up to three years from the approval date.
  • You will need to have the following documents with you for the call.
  • Applicants who do not have the required documents will not be approved.
 
Requirements:
  • City of Tucson Utility Services Statement: Applicants must have their current Utility Services Statement, showing the account in their name and the qualifying service address.
  • Valid Photo ID matching the name on the application: One of the following can be used: State ID card, Drivers License, Military ID, Native American Tribal ID card, consular report, or a passport. 
  • Proof of Household Size: In order to qualify for the low-income program, we will need to verify the number of people living in the home. Applicants do not need to provide social security numbers for individuals living in the household. 
  • Household Income: This is the combined income of all people living in the household. These include salary, child support, alimony, interest earnings, rental income; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income, State Supplemental Payment; Social Security, Veterans, Disability, Unemployment, Retirement Benefits, and any cash public assistance. When a customer provides proof of participation in public assistance programs, the customer automatically qualifies for a 25% discount. Eligible programs are DES programs- Section 8 Housing, SNAP, and/or TANF. Please inquire at (520) 791-5443 to check your eligibility. 
  • Last 30 Days of Income: Examples of this include paycheck stubs/employer letter with pay rate/hours, social security award letter, SSI/disability letter, pension verification, unemployment check stubs, DES award letter (food stamps/cash assistance), or any other type of income for the past 30 days prior to applying.

Renewal:

  • Participants in the City of Tucson Low Income Assistance Program are qualified for up to three years from the approval date.
  • Participants will receive notification via mail at least 30 days prior to the expiration period as a reminder to review eligibility for the program.
  • Participants that do not renew prior to the expiration date will be removed from the program and will be assessed the full City of Tucson fees.
  • If you have any questions on the application or verification process, call (520) 791-5443.

Additional Tucson Water Money-Saving Programs:

These programs can help Tucson Water customers save even more on their monthly bill, help conserve water, and create a sustainable future for Tucson!

Unified Assistance Programs:

Low-Income Assistance From Other Utility Providers: