Water Assurance Program to help Flint residents get new water filters, shower heads


Living with the Flint water crisis for the Murphy family means living in fear, anger and frustration.

Adam and Christina have five children. The youngest is a year old. Everyday, they worry if the water running from their faucet is making their children sick.

"Worrying, waiting and working towards a solution has become our life," says Christina.

The Murphys along with other families and homeowners in Flint may qualify for a lifeline.

The Genesee County Habitat for Humanity and the United way are offering a new program called the Water Assistance Program to help Flint residents replace their faucets and shower heads, get new water filters and have their water tested.

It's help that could go a long way for this family of seven because currently they are using bottled water to shower and bathe because they don't trust the water.

"The problem we have is that we have educated people working in government. We pay taxes and they're suppose to protect us," says Adam who says he's unable to work because of a disability linked to the lead in the water.

The family plans to apply for the assistance.

To be eligible for the United Way funded program, the homeowner must submit a complete application package, which includes a completed application and the requested documents. To submit the application package call (810)766-

9089 ext.213 and make an appointment.

Applicant(s) must own property within the city of Flint, be occupied and be the primary residence for a minimum of 18 months. Homeowners must also be current with their mortgage loan payment, water bill and property taxes.

Homeowners that do not qualify can still receive a shower head filter.

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