Assistance

During these current public health circumstances, there is assistance being offered in different forms.

Need Help Paying Bills has a list of emergency as well as long-term financial assistance programs. Based on various conditions, households can receive rental assistance, food, free medical care, daycare vouchers, medical care and energy bill assistance among other resources.

Energy Assistance

State leaders urge customers struggling financially to seek help with energy bills

Internet

Comcast

Comcast provides internet for $9.95 per month. For eligibility requirements, visit

https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-28753_65803-387715--,00.html

D&P

With their Internet for Everyone Program, qualifying families will receive a 25 Mbps Internet Connection for $9.95/month. Interested individuals should complete the “Internet for Everyone Application” found: 

https://www.d-pcomm.com/policy-center.php.

Midwest Energy

Midwest Energy offers a discount of $9.25 off of your internet bill. Applicants must qualify and must complete an application which can be found on their website:

https://www.teammidwest.com/webres/file/internet/lifeline-application-nationalverifier-states-july-2019.pdf

or individuals can request a copy by phone 800-492-5989, or pick one up at their office at 1610 Maumee Street in Adrian.

Wi-fi Hotspots

The following is a link to a map of wi-fi hotspots all around Michigan (Last updated 7/17/2020):

http://cngis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0d69accbb5ff422a82eccc2c9101b69d

The following link takes you to a website where you can enter your zip code, select what criteria you fall into, and then it will show offers for internet services that are available to you.

https://www.everyoneon.org/find-offers


Housing

Eviction Diversion Programs offered through Housing Help of Lenawee for Lenawee residents


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has temporarily suspended evictions in Michigan.


Freddie Mac — Offering mortgage relief options for those who are unable to make their mortgage payments due to a decline in income, including forbearance for up to 12 months, waiving penalties and fees, halting foreclosure sales/evictions of borrowers in Freddie Mac-owned homes until May 17, and more. myhome.freddiemac.com/own/getting-help-disaster.html

Fannie Mae - Homeowners who are adversely impacted by this national emergency may request mortgage assistance by contacting their mortgage servicer. Foreclosure sales and evictions of borrowers are suspended for 60 days. Homeowners impacted by this national emergency are eligible for a forbearance plan to reduce or suspend their mortgage payments for up to 12 months. https://www.fanniemae.com/portal/media/corporate-news/2020/covid-homeowner-assistance-options-7000.html

Jackson County will suspend water shut offs over the next couple of weeks in an effort to curb the Covid-19 community spread.  Bills are still due as normal, this is a reminder of how important washing hands and thoroughly cleaning are towards protecting yourself and others.

WIC Expansion during Covid-19

Water shut offs halted in Jackson

Utility Assistance

If you have questions at any time, please call 517-741-0202 their staff can walk you through the application. The goal is to provide you with as much assistance as you need to successfully access both utility assistance and self-sufficiency services that they provide.

www.helpwithutilities.com

Utility Assistance in Lenawee

United Way SE Michigan

Salvation Army 517-265-2038



disAbility Connections, Inc.      409 Linden Ave.  Jackson, MI   49203      Phone:  (517) 782-6054      Fax:  (517)  782-3118

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