CALUMET- State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) is letting his constituents know that services are available to those who need home heating assistance this winter.

“Everyone in the Upper Peninsula knows how bitter cold our winters can get, so I want residents to be informed of the help that is available to them,” Dianda said. “We have many more cold months ahead of us, so if you are struggling with heating your home please take advantage of the services our state can provide.”

The website provides consumers with easy access to federal, state and local home heating assistance programs. These resources are available to households throughout the state of Michigan. For example, in every county there are agencies that provide heating assistance, including the Michigan Department of Human Services and the United Way, which operates the 2-1-1 help line.

The website also provides weatherization information that can save homeowners money on their home heating bills.

Unfortunately, some people illegally adjust their propane tanks to try to save money while others allow their tanks to run completely dry or simply use illegal tanks. By getting home heating assistance, Michigan residents can avoid taking these dangerous risks. The website also provides information on home heating safety.

If residents need help with home heating assistance or have any questions about qualifications, please call Rep. Dianda’s office toll-free at (888) 633-4031 or by e-mail at