Apply for assistance

Welcome to The Human Utility (formerly known as the Detroit Water Project) assistance program. We’re looking forward to helping you with your water bill. Please fill out the following information so we can confirm your eligibility and help you pay your bill.

If you’d like more information about how this program works, you can read about it here.

  General information

All required fields are marked with *

If renting, do not use your landlord's name here.

We determine your city from your ZIP code.

  Contact information

Choose how you would like to be contacted about the status of your application (choose as many as you would like):

We need your phone number in case we need to ask you questions. We will only text or call you if you choose those contact options.

We need your email address to stay in touch with you and in case we need to ask you questions. If you don't have an email address, leave this blank.

  More information about your situation

Please double-check. An incorrect number delays your assistance.

This must be a number. For example, 3. Feel free to include additional details at the bottom of this page. Do not include adults only there on weekends or temporarily.

This must be a number. For example, 3.

Include things here such as more details about your employment status, shut-off dates, etc. The more we know, the more likely your application will be approved and the more quickly we can help.


By applying for assistance, I certify that I am being truthful about my ability to pay my bill, understand that my name may be shared with my donor(s), and that I will provide documentation to confirm any statements I make on this application. I also understand that this program is not a guarantee of immediate assistance, but that I will receive a decision within ten (10) business days. I also agree that my information may be shared with the utility for verification purposes.