Utility Bill Help
General Assistance (GA) provides short-term help to Johnson County residents in extreme financial crisis. Financial assistance is available to address the following needs: rent, utilities, provisions, transportation, prescriptions, pet food, and funeral expenses.
Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)
The federal Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) provides funds to assist low-income households with past-due water and wastewater bills. Payments are made directly to the utility agency on behalf of the household. The program is administered by the Iowa Department of Human Rights and locally through Iowa’s Community Action Agencies.
To apply, contact:
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program
Waterfront Office, 367 Southgate Ave. Iowa City, Iowa, 52240
Phone: 319.337.5765 or 800.332.5289
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm
Due to COVID-19, applications are not being taken in person. Please call the number above to discuss other ways to apply for the program.
State Program for Utility Bill & Rent Assistance
Learn how renters impacted by COVID-19 can get help paying rent and utilities. Find out how to request more time to pay your City utility bill, or fill out a form to request your City utility bill late fees to be suspended and avoid your water being shut off.