Consumers Affordable Resource for Energy (CARE) is currently enrolling income-qualified Michigan residents. CARE provides a variety of assistance through paying past due balances and offering monthly bill credits, basic tips for energy savings, and opportunities for energy-efficiency upgrades.
The statewide initiative is available to all Michigan residents who Consumers Energy serves based on income, from $17,235 for an individual up to $59,445 for a household of eight. Larger households also qualify based on income.
CARE will enroll income-qualified customers through the end of January, and space is available for up to 12,500.
For more information or to enroll, contact one of three partner agencies in your area: The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) at (877) 646-2818, The Salvation Army at http:sawmni.org/cecare or TrueNorth Community Services at (800) 379-0221.
Consumers Energy also offers assistance programs and payment plans for veterans, seniors and others at www.ConsumersEnergy.com/assistance.