Michigan Weatherization Program Available For The Needy In The State
Did you know that the State of Michigan has a weatherization program that can help you save hundreds of dollars in energy costs every year?
What is the Michigan Weatherization Program?
The Michigan Weatherization program helps needy Michigan residents weatherize their homes to help save on heating and cooling costs. The program helps those in need update qualified homes to be more energy-efficient.
How can I get help with Winter Heating bills in Michigan?
The purpose of the Weatherization program in Michigan is to reduce energy bills and leave more money in your pockets for life's other necessities. In a recent note to residents Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the average Michigan resident can save nearly $300 annually with the program:
I want to make sure you know about the Weatherization Assistance Program, which reduces household energy costs by an average of $283 per year. Getting your home weatherized will reduce energy costs, allowing you to spend more money on food, clothing, or other critical household needs.
Who can qualify for Weatherization before Michigan's Winter?
- Can be owner or renter
- Income eligibility is up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level or $36,620 for a household of two or $55,500 for a household of four
- Cannot have been previously weatherized by this program after September 1994
Where can I get help Winterizing my home in West Michigan?
Kent County residents can contact AccessKent.com:
Eligibility requires an application, income qualification and renter/owner approval. Screenings can only be done when we have available funding. Call (616) 632-7950 to see if we are currently screening.
Ottawa County residents can contact MIOttawa.org:
12251 James St., Ste. 300
Holland, MI 49424
Phone: (616) 393-4433
Toll-free: 1 (800) 764-4111 Ext. 4433
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Office hours by appointment only
Allegan County residents can contact Community Action of Allegan County:
323 Water Street
Allegan, Michigan 49010
Phone: (269) 673-5472 ex. 238
Muskegon County residents can contact 8Cap.org:
5827 Orleans Road
Orleans, MI 48865
Phone: (989) 842-4103
You can find out more about assistance from the State of Michigan online at the Michigan.gov.