Mortgage/Rent & Water/Sewer Bill Help

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the City of Lenoir and Caldwell County Yokefellow are partnering to provide mortgage/rent and water/sewer bill payment help for City of Lenoir residents. The payment assistance only applies to current or previous City of Lenoir water, sewer, and solid waste bills and current or previous mortgage/rent payments that are behind due to COVID-19.

This program only provides help with City of Lenoir water/sewer Bills or past due mortgage/rent payments for residents who live in the City of Lenoir city limits.

The City of Lenoir is providing funding for this program through grant money. Caldwell County Yokefellow is administering the program for residents. The City received a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $86,052 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of money set aside in the Federal CARES Act. The money can be used to prevent, prepare and respond to needs in the City of Lenoir due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

For questions, call Yokefellow at 828-754-7088.


  1. Help is only available for past due City of Lenoir water/sewer bills or mortgage/rent bills.
  2. Applicants must live inside the City of Lenoir City limits.
  3. Gross household income must be at or below the following amounts per family size:

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  4. Help can be applied to six months of normal, unpaid water/sewer bills starting with April 2020 bills.

How to Apply

For questions, call Yokefellow at 828-754-7088.

Payment Plans

The City of Lenoir recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has created financial hardships for some of our residential customers.  In an effort to provide a way for customers to bring their balances up to date, the City will offer payment plans for customers who were unable to pay their utility bills during the months of March, April, May, June, and July 2020. 

Click here to visit the Payment Plan page and learn more.