Getting Help With Utility Bills

How do we get help with paying our utility bills? My family and I don't have power in our house. We don't know what to do.

By Jennifer from Birch Run, MI

Ad
December 9, 20100 found this helpful

Contact your local County Assistance Office (it may be called something else in Michigan, but that's what it is here in PA.. it could also be Department of Public Welfare) They should be able to help you with the LIHEAP program if you qualify. Otherwise, do you have a Community Action Agency in your area?

Other places to look for help could be Red Cross, Salvation Army or Churches. Sometimes they are able to help families in need.

Best of luck!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
December 9, 20100 found this helpful

http://www.saginawcac.org/

Saginaw County Community Action Committee, Inc.

2824 Perkins Street

Saginaw, MI 48601

Phone (989) 753-7741 Fax (989) 753-2439

Hours: 8:00AM to 5:00PM Mon - Fri

If they can't help directly, they'll probably know what you need to do to get emergency assistance.

It is so cold right now. If you don't get the heat on soon, be sure to winterize your pipes so you don't have a plumber's bill to add to your woes. During the day, maybe you can hang out at the library (my elderly mother's suggestion) and/or at the outlet mall in the food court, at least for a while.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
December 9, 20100 found this helpful

In many communities (such as L.A., for ex.) they have low-income assistance programs for heat/power. Check with your utility co.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
December 10, 20100 found this helpful

I've volunteered for a national charity called Love,INC. They have offices in every state. Here's the link. Call one near you and they will be happy to help! http://www.loveinc.org/our-work/locations/

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
December 10, 20100 found this helpful

Here in Oregon we have an energy assistance program through the electric company so you may have that too.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
December 12, 20100 found this helpful

But you're using a computer? Hhhmmm.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
December 13, 20100 found this helpful

I believe the 2-1-1 Info & Referral service is nationwide. They'll have the list of who can and will help with your utility bills. Chef4You, in case you've forgotten, libraries now offer free internet.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related
Categories
Better Living CharityDecember 9, 2010
Guides
White Low Flow Toilet
Saving Money on Your Sewer Bill
Home Energy Audit
Getting a Home Energy Audit
Couple Trying to Find Utility Bill Assistance
Where to Find Utility Bill Assistance
A woman paying her bills online.
Paying Bills Online
More
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
🍂
Thanksgiving Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on November 17, 2016 at 10:30:38 AM on 10.0.1.65 in 1 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!