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Officials Expand Water Bill Assistance Program to Allow More Flint Residents to Qualify:
How it works:
For residents with a monthly income level of 151 – 200% of national poverty guidelines the program offers a 1:1 match.
For example, if you have a balance of $200 and can only pay $100, the program will match your $100 giving you $200 to pay your bill. The program will provide a match of up to $350, not to exceed the total balance of the bill.
For residents with a monthly income level at or below 150% of national poverty guidelines the program offers a 2:1 match.
For example, if you owe $150 and can pay $50, the program will match that with $100 giving you $150 for your bill. The program will provide a match up to $350 and not exceed the total bill balance.
This is a one-time support program. Residents interested are urged to call GCCARD at (810) 244-8557 for more information, or to speak with a representative and schedule an appointment.
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Officials Expand Water Bill Assistance Program to Allow More Flint Residents to Qualify
Free Bottled Water, Filters etc.:
To obtain bottled water Flint residents may visit any of the following locations:
- Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 1610 W. Pierson Road (Ward 1) ** TO REMAIN OPEN INDEFINITELY **
- St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 3020 DuPont St. (Ward 2) ~ Closed as of August 11, 2017
- Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 4805 N. Saginaw St. (Ward 3) ~ Closed as of August 11, 2017
- Franklin Avenue Lot, 2804 N. Franklin Ave. (Ward 4) ** TO REMAIN OPEN INDEFINITELY **
- Old Flint Farmers’ Market, 420 E. Boulevard Dr. (Ward 5) ~ Scheduled to Close September 5, 2017
- West Court Street Church of God, 2920 W. Court St. (Ward 6) ** TO REMAIN OPEN INDEFINITELY **
- Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church, 3502 Lapeer Road (Ward 7) ~ Scheduled to Close September 5, 2017
- Lincoln Park United Methodist Church, 3410 Fenton Rd. (Ward 8) ~ Scheduled to Close September 5, 2017
- Eastown Bowl Bowling Alley, 3001 S. Dort Highway (Ward 9) ** TO REMAIN OPEN INDEFINITELY **
Hours of operation for these community distribution sites:
- Monday through Saturday: Noon – 6 p.m.
- Sunday: Closed
** Flint residents who are homebound and unable to get to a water distribution site may call the Access and Functional Needs (AFN) Hotline to request delivery at: 810-410-1138
Free Services to Help Make Sure Your Home is Lead Free:
The Lead Safe Home Program at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offers assistance to low and moderate- income families, as well as Rental Property Owners, in making their homes lead-safe for children. The Program has made over 2,600 homes lead-safe since March, 1998. Hundreds of young children now live in housing made lead safe through our program.
If you are eligible for the Lead Safe Home Program, we will provide a FREE Lead Inspection On your home and an average of $10,000 or more in work to make your home lead-safe, including items such as new windows, doors, painting and cleaning. Both rental properties and owner occupied properties are eligible.
For more information visit: www.michigan.gov/leadsafe
Michigan’s Lead Safe Home Program Details & Application
Flint residents are now able to take advantage of services provided by two community Helps Centers. The centers are managed by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Their purpose is to serve as resource hubs that will help promote healthy physical and mental development and improve the quality of life for individuals and families in the Flint community. They will offer resources and services including bottled water, a variety of foods and fresh produce, personal care items, nutritional services, physical health services and mental health services. Services will be provided from two semi-trailers that are staged in the church parking lots to distribute items directly to cars as residents drive through.
Ashbury United Methodist Church 1653 Davison Rd.
Bethel United Methodist Church 1309 N. Ballenger Hwy
Greater Holy Temple COGIC 6702 N. Dort Hwy
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10am to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8am to 2:30 p.m.
Flint residents with questions or in need of water, filters or other supplies: Call 211 or (810) 410-1138
If you need a water filter or filter cartridge, Call for CORE at 810-238-6700
The Community Outreach Education (CORE) program was established to help ensure that Flint residents know how to properly install, use and maintain water filters so the filters can do what they are designed to do. CORE teams are comprised of Flint residents who have helped others overcome many of the same challenges others are facing. This video link describes the CORE: https://www.cityofflint.com/2017/03/22/video-released-to-inform-flint-residents-about-core-program-and-workers/
The CORE Program will continue through 2018.
Every Community Water Distribution Site accepts water supply recycling. Residents can drop off empty water bottles and used filter cartridges at all nine locations.
Note: At-home water testing kits can be dropped off at any Community Water Resource Site or Flint City Hall. The Flint Water Plant is no longer accepting water samples. Residents who are homebound or have access or functional needs can call the United Way’s 2-1-1 number to have water test kits delivered or picked up.
All Pallets and Cases of Water over 100:
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
Address: 2300 Lapeer Rd, Flint, MI 48503
Call: (810) 239-4441 ask for Tina Martinez, Director of Operations to schedule a delivery
Loose water, cases, and pallets of any size are welcome.
Weekdays: Catholic Charities
Address: 901 Chippewa St, Flint, MI 48503
Call: (810) 232-9950 to make arrangements for delivery
Make a monetary donation:
Flint Childrens’ Health and Development Fund
To help children in Flint, Michigan exposed to lead as a result of the Flint water crisis by providing public health, medical, and community-based services and interventions that address and mitigate the short and long-term impacts of lead exposure.
Volunteer your time:
Report directly to the Red Cross anytime between 9:00am-7:00pm.
Please be prepared to volunteer in cold or rainy conditions (Not all positions are outside, but all volunteers should be prepared. Even if they are in a warehouse sorting water/filters, it may still be cold).
** THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS & GENEROUSITY **
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