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Low-Income Assistance Programs
The Family Independence Agency can assist low-income persons with:
- HomeEnergy Payment Assistance - (http://www.michigan.gov/fia/0,1607,7-124-5453_5531-15420--,00.html) The Home Heating Credit is available to all low-income households. The Michigan Department of Treasury determines eligibility and makes the payments. The State Emergency Relief (SER) program is administered by the local Family Independence Agency (FIA) offices. SER is a crisis intervention program and covers needs such as payment for heating fuel, electricity and home repairs. Eligibility is based on demonstration of immediate need.
- Weatherization Assistance -
(http://www.michigan.gov/fia/0,1607,7-124-5452_7124_7211-15408--,00.html) The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally funded, low-income residential energy conservation program typically administered by local Community Action Agencies. It can include wall, attic, and foundation insulation.