COVID-19 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Are You Struggling Financially As A Result Of The COVID-19 Pandemic? We're Here To Help.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our world, it is our hope that you and your family are staying well and safe. We know this crisis has affected our members in many ways. If you are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic, we want you to know that we are here to help. If you are concerned about your ability to pay your HomeWorks bill, please contact us in advance of your due date so we can work with you. Call us at 800-562-8232.
Also, please know that there are several financial assistance resources available to help those who are struggling during this unprecedented crisis. We've gathered information on some of those resources and posted it below for your reference. We will continue to update this page throughout the pandemic, as new resources become available.
We are a cooperative, and that means we truly are in this together. If there is anything we can do to help you through this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Tri-County People Fund:
Our own Tri-County People Fund is always available to help individuals, families and organizations in our service area in their time of need. Visit the People Fund page on this website to learn more or to apply for a grant.
A great resource to help you find financial assistance in your community is Michigan 2-1-1. Simply visit the Michigan 2-1-1 website or dial 2-1-1 on your phone to get started. They'll provide you with information on appropriate agencies in your county that may be able to help with energy payments and other bills while you are experiencing financial hardship.
State Emergency Relief:
If you have an urgent need for assistance with your housing and/or utility bills, you can apply for State Emergency Relief through the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. They have made changes to their application process in order to allow for faster processing of emergency requests and to make access to benefits easier to Michigan’s most vulnerable households in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Home Heating Credit:
Income-qualified households can apply for a Michigan home heating credit to help with their energy bills. Apply online or by calling 517-636-4486.