The Utility Customer Assistance Program (UCAP) was established by the City of Raleigh to help economically distressed water and sewer utility customers manage their utility bills.
UCAP is administered in partnership with the Wake County Human Services Department, which provides eligibility screening services for the program.
How to Apply
To apply for assistance, customers must submit an application (application instructions) to Wake County Human Service via:
- Fax: 919-212-7085,
- Email: Email
- Mail: 220 Swinburne St. Raleigh, NC 27640.
Assistance Amounts and Eligibility
Qualified customers are eligible for up to $240 per fiscal year, and the assistance funds will be directly applied to their utility account. This assistance is available to all eligible utility customers until the funds are exhausted.
To learn more about UCAP and eligibility requirements, email a Customer Care representative or call 919-996-3245.
Contribute to Project Share
If you would like to contribute to UCAP, please visit the Project Share webpage to make a contribution.
Other Assistance Programs
The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program is available for additional help with paying late or disconnected water service.
Total Assistance to Date (Combined): Utility Customer Assistance Program (UCAP), Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) - January 2021 - April 2023; Fiscal Year 2023
|Total Households Assisted: (UCAP, LIHWAP, ERA; Fiscal Year 2023)|
|Total Assistance Amounts Disbursed: (UCAP, LIHWAP, ERA; Fiscal Year 2023)|
|Total Households Assisted: (UCAP, LIHWAP, ERA - January 2021 - April 2023)|
|Total Assistance Amounts Disbursed: (UCAP, LIHWAP, ERA - January 2021 - April 2023)|