Michigan residents can now get information on energy assistance and weatherization
through an online directory published by the Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm. The
directory was created to help people get information on low-income energy assistance
DTE Energy will pay customers $50 to recycle old refrigerators as part of a new program
to make households more energy efficient. They will also offer rebates of up to $1,5000
if customers make improvements recommended onsite energy audits. Customers will
get discounts for buying energy-efficient washers, air conditioners, compact flurorescent
light bulbs and other products.
THIS IS A WONDERFUL PROGRAM!!
Schedule a FREE DTE Energy Consultation where DTE's energy consultants will visit
your home to provide a personalized energy assessment that will evaluate the energy
efficiency of your home and they will INSTALL FOR FREE, Energy Star compact fluorescent
light bulbs, water-saving facet aerators for kitchen and bath, water-saving shower heads
and wrap your water heater and pipes!
Schedule an appointment today by calling 877-497-2191 and you can visit:
Are you a Detroit resident looking to make repairs to their home?
SER Metro Detroit Jobs for Progress, Inc.
We are an intake center for the Detroit 0% Home Repair Loans program which offers
a 0% interest loan ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to Detroit residents. To learn more
Contact our intake specialist to learn more or to apply. 313-945- 5200
MICHIGAN SAVES Program (available state-wide!)
A non-profit funded with seed money from the the Michigan Public Service Commission
(MPSC) called Michigan Saves, aims to help homeowners obtain low-interest loans to
fund certain energy-saving home improvements. Loan applicants must meet certain
underwriting requirements including FICO scores of 640 or greater. Participating
lenders offer these loans for amounts between $1,000 and $30,000 at a fixed annual
percentage rate (APR) no higher than 7 percent. Loan terms can range from 12 months
to 120 months. Michigan Saves also has an option for applicants with compromised
credit who have been denied by tradtional lenders. This program is called the Michigan
Saves Opportunity Loan. Opportunity Loans are capped $7,500 with fixed APR ranging
between 6 and 9 percent.
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) offers low-interest home improvement loans (4% to 8%) to qualified homeowners. You can borrow up to $25,000
without any equity and add insulation, replace your furnace, install energy-efficient
windows and pay for other eligible energy improvements. For more details, visit
You can also call 517-373-8017.
Keep in mind that the programs below are generally "free" to those that qualify
and/or if the program requires homeowners to pay the funds back, its not until
the home is sold in the future. If you don't qualify for the programs below, the
above programs may be for you!
DETROIT & METRO DETROIT
Detroit Area Agency on Aging
Seniors in need of weatherization project assistance to replace storm windows/screens
and tackle minor home repairs, should call the AAA 1-B at 800-852-7795. Speak with a
Certified Resource Specialist to learn if assistance is available in your area!
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
7310 Woodward Ave., Suite 800
Detroit, MI 48202
2121 Biddle Avenue
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Phone: 734-284-6999 (main number)
Garden City, MI 48135
Phone: 734-525-1341 Detroit Residents ONLY call 313-388-9799
Service area: Detroit, Belleville, Canton, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Harper Woods,
Highland Park, Hamtramck, Huron, Garden City, Grosse Pointes (all), Inkster, Livonia,
Northville, Plymouth, Redford, Romulus, Sumpter Twp., Taylor, Van Buren, Wayne and
Applications begin by phone by contacting our Main Service Office. A representative
will then work with you to gather all of the necessary documentation to complete your
application. There is limited funding and selection is determined on a first-come, first-
serve basis. Eligible homeowners will be put on a waiting list. All payments for work
and materials are paid directly to the contractors and/or vendors.
11148 Harper Ave.
Detroit, MI 48213
CLEARCorps/Detroit can replace your old, inefficient refrigerator with a brand new Frigidaire
Energy Star-rated refrigerator from Lowe’s. Your fridge must be built before December 2000,
you cannot be in Shutoff, and you must meet a maximum income requirement. Info labels
on your fridge will not say how old it is. This program is only for DTE electrical customers.
Please note: CLEARCorps/Detroit will process 80 complete and qualified applications a month
in the order in which they were received. This may result in a waiting period depending on
when clients submit their applications. This program is subject to close at any time.
You will need to provide us with the model number, serial number, and brand of your fridge,
proof of income for all adults living in the home, and a copy of your current DTE bill. If an
adult does not receive or earn any income, please fill out this letter of no income (PDF).
If you do not include your model number and serial number, we will place your application
on hold. You must own the fridge to be replaced, and Lowe’s must be able to recycle your
current fridge. The DTE account holder should be the primary applicant.
Downriver Community Conference
16100 Northline Road Seniors over 62 call 313-340-1650
Southgate, MI 48195
Phone: 734-362-3473, 3475
Weatherization repair to home to decrease energy costs.
Service area: Allen Park, Brownstown, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Woodhaven, and Wyandotte.
Wayne County Department of Jobs and Economic Development
33030 Van Born Road
Westland, MI 48184
Funded by the U.S. Dept. of Energy and MI Dept. of Energy and MI Dept. of Human Services.
Provides insulation and home repairs to conserve energy and lower cooling costs. Services
include ceiling, wall and pipe insulations, inspection of gas appliances and furnaces for carbon monoxide leakage and weather stripping around inadequately sealed doors and windows.
City of Dearborn Economic and Community Development Dept.
13615 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: 313-943-2180 #2
Dearborn low-income home owners and renters are eligible to apply for this program!
City of Woodhaven / The Housing Rehab Program
21869 West Road
Woodhaven, MI 48183
The program is designed to provide assistance with home improvements to residents
that meet ALL of the following criteria:
You must own your own home for at least one year
Your home must be in a single family swelling
You must meet income guidelines for low to moderate income
Through this program we can assist qualified homeowners in repairs such as:
Roofs and gutters
Furnace and Air Conditioning (if medically necessary)
Windows and Door
Siding and Insulation
Electrical and Plumbing upgrades and safety concerns
City of Detroit Department of Human Services--Weatherization
AREA G Community Service Center
Detroit, MI 48211
Phone: 313-852-5634 OR 313-887-1136
AREA A Community Service Center
Northwest Activities Center
Detroit, MI 48235
Phone: 313-887-6656 OR 313-887-6632
AREA E Community Service Center
13303 E. McNichols
AREA D Community Service Center
Butzel Family Center
Detroit, MI 48214
Phone: 313-852-4786 OR 313-887-6710
Service area: Detroit will receive $33 million for weatherization of low-income homes.
The funds will pay for up to $6,500 in weatheriztion work per house on more than 4,500
houses. Detroiter households whose income is up to 200% of the federal poverty guidelines
are eligible. The services includes, but is not limited to, attic and wall insulation, some window
repair, pipe insulation, caulking and weather-stripping. You must have proof of ownership or residency, proof of income of all household members, current gas/electric bills and picture I.D.
and Social Security Card. There are 3 service locations!
Community Action Agency of Jackson, Lenawee & Hillsdale
400 W. South Street
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: 517-263-7861 OR 800-438-1845
Programs for home repairs/rehab/weatherization, education. Home energy classes.
The Macomb Urban County Housing Rehabilitation Program will offer interest-free, deferred
loans to homeowners who meet income and eligibility requirements and whose homes need
repairs. For information, call 586-469-5285 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Macomb County Weatherization Program
21885 Dunham #10
Clinton Twp., MI 48036
Phone: 586-469-6999 TDD: 586-469-6329
Macomb County residents meeting income-eligibility requirements are eligible for the free weatherization help, which saves homeowners about $300 annually. Applicants can apply
from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Macomb County Community Services Agency / Home Preservation & Energy Group
Central Action Center:
18 Market Street
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
If you live in the following communities south of 23 Mile Road: Chesterfield Twp., Clinton Twp.,
Fraser, Harrison Twp., Macomb Twp., Mount Clemens, New Baltimore, Shelby Twp., St. Clair
Shores,Sterling Heights, & Utica.
North Action Center
New Haven, MI 48048
If you live north of 23 Mile Road in the following communities: Armada, Bruce Twp., Chesterfield
Twp., Lenox Twp., Macomb Twp., Memphis, New Baltimore, New Haven, Ray, Richmond, Romeo, Shelby Twp., & Washington Twp.
South Action Center
22856 Ryan Road
Warren, MI 48091
If you live in the following communities: Center Line, Eastpointe, Roseville and Warren.
Services are free to those who qualify, must meet current Federal Income Guidelines, must
be residents of Macomb County and Weatherization crews cannot work on any home that
is for sale. Recipients of FIP, SSI or SDA who have received benefits during any of the past
twelve months are automatically eligible. Energy-saving services may include wall insulation,
attic insulation and ventilation, floor / foundation insulation, air leakage reduction, furnace repair
or replacement, and other energy saving measures.
Monroe County Opportunity Program (M.C.O.P.)
1140 S. Telegraph Road
Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: 734-241-2775 ext. 223 OR 235
The Energy Conservation Department offers help to low-income Monroe County residents
with utility assistance, energy education, and weatherization services. The weatherization
assistance is a state and federally-funded home energy conservation program providing
FREE measures to a home. Families receiving weatherization services can expect heating
costs to be reduced 20-25%, amounting to about $300 savings per year. Tips, incentives
and energy saving kits are distributed at each energy class to assist in lowering energy
OLHSA (Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency)
Central Office (Oakland County)
196 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
P.O. Box 430598
Pontiac, MI 48343-0598
Phone: 248-209-2600 OR 1-800-482-9250 (Toll Free)
South Office (Oakland County)
1956 Hilton Road
Ferndale, MI 48220-1719
OLHSA (Livingston County)
2300 E. Grand River Suite 107
Howell, MI 48843-7574
Weatherization Assistance Program
Free energy conservation services for eligible low-income households help reduce
energy usage and lower utility bills. Services include appliance combustion testing,
installing insulation/ventilation, and interior sealing of major cold-air infiltration, areas
utilizing blower door technology. Applicants must meet and complete application process.
Offered in small group settings to provide low-cost, no-cost, do-it-yourself energy saving information to help participants lower utility bills through energy saving behavior. Participants receive a variety of energy saving, easy to install products to begin their energy saving project.
Home Weatherization Program
Energy-saving materials such as insulation, weather-stripping, and caulking are installed free
of charge in qualified homes. The program also covers small repairs to doors and windows.
Major improvements such as furnaces and roof replacements are made when funding permits.
This program also offers consumer education to promote energy conservation. All County
residents who meet annual household income guidelines are eligible, whether they live in
single-family homes, mobile homes or rental units.
Home Rehabilitation Services
Same phone, email and web address as above!
Deferred loans may be available to make roofing, plumbing, heating, and electrical repairs,
as well as accessibility improvements such as ramps and bathroom conversions. Painting,
siding, flooring, windows, and doors are covered. Who is eligible: income-eligible homeowners
outside the city limits of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Income requirements change each year, so
call for current guidelines.
Neighborhood Preservation Program
Deferred loans for repairs and improvements to make homes more livable, safe and comfortable.
Who is eligible: low to middle-income homeowners who are residents of the Gateway Community.
This area of Ypsilanti is bound by Monroe, Madison, Jefferson and Watling Streets. Customer's
income must fall within certain limits, depending upon family size. Please call for current income guidelines.
The Washtenaw Weatherization Department's Test and Tune Program is targeted at low- to mid-
income households and involves the tune up, repair and occasional replacement of furnaces,
all free of charge. They are also pairing this program with a refrigerator replacement program
that replaces refrigerators made before 2000 with newer energy efficient units