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General Assistance
TELECOM ASSISTANCE
Telecommunications - Association of Michigan has provided information for Michigan's Lifeline and Linkup program, which provides help for those struggling to pay their phone bill. http://telecommich.org/lifeline/
  
CAPITAL AREA COMMUNITY SERVICES
 
HEATING HELP
  
MICHIGAN STATE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (MSHDA)
Special "Save the Dream" legislation was signed into law allowing the MSHDA to refinance mortgage loans for borrowers who may be facing mortgage difficulties and who qualify for MSHDA's low-interest safe and secure loans. For more information visit www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141-45866_47905-177801--,00.html or contact the Michigan State Housing Development Authority at 517-373-6806. 
 
"HOLD ON TO YOUR HOME" Foreclosure Prevention
For more information visit www.holdontoyourhome.org
   
CONSUMERS ENERGY
Consumers Energy offers payment plans and assistance programs that may help meet your energy needs and protect you from gas and electric service shut off. If you need help paying your bill, we recommend that you first contact your local Michigan Department of Human Services office or call 2-1-1 (not available in all Michigan counties). Learn more. Download our assistance programs brochure, Spanish version (PDF).
  
DTE ENERGY
DTE Energy offers several programs to assist their customers with paying their energy bills. For information about Payment Assistance Programs visit
 http://my.dteenergy.com/paymentOptions/assistance.html.  Important: Contact DTE Energy at 800-477-4747 BEFORE your service is subject to shutoff. They will work with you to set up a payment plan or advise you of assistance agencies in your area.
  
BUSINESS PROPERTY OWNERS