September 29, 2022 — The City of South Bend has expanded its Utility Assistance Program to now be available to both homeowners and tenants. Tenants applying for the program must attest that they occupy the residential property as their primary residence and must make the application with the consent of their landlord.
“We are excited to expand the Utility Assistance Program to homeowners and tenants to make living more affordable in South Bend,” says Mayor James Mueller. “The City will continue to improve its services to empower all residents to thrive.”
The Utility Assistance Program helps customers reduce their water and sewer bill by up to $25.50 every month if they meet income guidelines and receive sewer service from the City. Qualifying customers can apply at southbendin.gov/support or call 311.
The City will begin working with community organizations in coming weeks to promote programs such as the Utility Assistance Program and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.