Detroit, MI – January 3, 2018 – Additional funding to help local households during the 2018 winter heating season has come to Wayne County. Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency (Wayne Metro) received funding through the 2018 Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) to provide Home Energy Supports and Assistance for individuals and families in crisis.
The purpose of MEAP is to provide funding for energy assistance, crisis intervention and self- sufficiency services to the State’s neediest households with the highest energy burden. Intervention includes services that resolve a household’s immediate need for assistance with home heating fuel or electricity.
“This funding comes at just the right time. These prolonged frigid winter temperatures increase energy usage and bills will be much higher than normal. This financial burden can weigh heavily on lower wage earners and those with fixed incomes such as seniors,” says Wayne Metro Chief Development & Communications Officer Mia Harnos. “This funding is critical and will sustain safe, stable homes for more than 1,000 Wayne County residents this year.”
Wayne Metro is currently accepting applications for energy and water assistance. To learn more or request help today, please call the Wayne Metro CONNECT(™) Call Center at 313-388- 9799 or fill out our online request form.