Utility and Shutoff Assistance

shutoffWith winter approaching, your energy bills are going to go up.  DTE bills can be difficult to afford.  While many programs to help families afford their DTE bills exist, demand for them often exceeds funding, and these programs are often seasonal.

Here are some resources for utility assistance and avoiding shutoff:

DTE Payment Assistance Programs

 The Heat And Warmth (THAW) Fund

DTE Energy Customer Assistance Days

Energy Assistance Hotline
1 (800) 292-5650
Through the Department of Human Services, the state of Michigan offers energy assistance through the State Emergency Relief Program to both DHS and non-DHS clients.

The Salvation Army Harbor Light/DHS Emergency Assistance Program

3737 Humbolt

Detroit, MI 48208

Call to make an appointment:

313-361-6136, ext. 351 or 353

(zip codes 48201, 48202, 48207, 48208, 48209, 48210, 48211, 48216, 48226, 48217)

This U of M-Dearborn page has many great resources

This page has contact info for many local utility resources

DTE Energy website resources:

See how you use your energy HERE.

Calculate how you can save energy HERE.

DTE Energy Efficiency Videos