“I was proud to co-chair this important event that continues to keep low income heating needs at the forefront of Michigan priorities,” said Zorn, R-Ida. “Because of the coalition’s efforts, we have come to recognize the heating needs of Michigan, where over 440,000 low income families are in need of heating assistance.”
Since 1987, the Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm has worked to improve the availability of financial and human resources to meet the energy assistance needs of Michigan’s low-income households. The members perform this mission through the exchange of information, developing new ideas, public education, and advocacy.
“For decades, we have addressed the issue of low-income heating, without treating the core problem – weatherization,” Zorn said. “Beginning this year that will change. I was able to pass legislation last year that will get critical weatherizing funding to community organizations earlier. This new law ensures that we are utilizing weatherization funding from the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to the best of its ability.”
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