2019 DTE Energy Foundation Water Assistance Program

The Heat and Warmth Fund, a leading provider of utility assistance, is proud
to offer water assistance to eligible households struggling to pay their
residential water bill.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a Michigan resident.
  • Account must be residential (not a commercial account).
  • Account must have a past due balance (usage arrears).
  • Account must be in the applicant’s name. If the account is not in the applicant’s name, the applicant must provide:
    • A written explanation as to why the responsible party listed on the utility bill is not the one applying for assistance.
    • Proof of ID that matches the address on the utility bill.
  • Applicant must pay unauthorized usage charges and security fees before assistance can be received.

Income Requirements

Household income must be at or below 150% of the 2018-19 Federal Poverty Level guidelines.

Household Size Monthly Income
1 1,518.00
2 2,058.00
3 2,598.00
4 3,138.00
5 3,678.00
6 4,218.00
7 4,758.00
8 5,298.00

For each additional household member above 8, add $540.00 per member.