LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson is reminding area families that home heating assistance may be available for those struggling to cover high winter utility bills.
“This winter has been brutal, especially for families struggling to keep the heat on,” said Johnson, R-Holly. “Thankfully, state and nonprofit assistance programs are available to help ensure that Michigan residents do not have to worry about how they are going to keep their families warm this winter.”
The Home Heating Credit is offered to low-income households to apply toward heating costs. For information on the credit, as well as the State Emergency Relief Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program, visit www.michigan.gov/heatingassistance.
The Heat And Warmth Fund (THAW) is a leading provider of utility assistance for Michigan residents in need. For more information on the nonprofit fund, visit www.thawfund.org.
“Residents can apply directly for the Home Heating Credit; you do not need to file a state income tax return,” Johnson said. “I also encourage families who are unable to pay their high winter heating bills to contact their utility company and explain the situation. They may have programs that can help keep the heat on and keep you safe.”