Utility and Food Assistance Programs

In partnership with the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority (WASA), the League helps needy and eligible families pay their water bill during times of financial crisis. Through S.P.L.A.S.H. (Serving People by Lending A Supporting Hand), which is funded solely by contributions from the community and thoughtful WASA customers, residents can apply for assistance once during a program year. To learn more about the program, contact Yvonne Merryweather at 202-265-8200.

If you want to contribute to the S.P.L.A.S.H. Program, check the “Round Up” box on your monthly water bill and your total will be rounded up to the next dollar amount. Money collected from the “round up” program goes into the S.P.L.A.S.H. Program.

For the third year, the League has partnered with PEPCO to provide assistance to community residence needing help to pay electric and gas bills. Through the program community residents can apply for up $500 once per year to help pay their utility. To receive assistance, each applicant has to provide the required paperwork and be approved for the assistance.