Utility Assistance

Utility Assistance Eligibility Guidelines  

The Hospitality House Food Pantry Utility Assistance program aims to help individuals and families in need of financial assistance to stay in good standing with their utility provider(s) and prevent a financial crisis. Those in need of assistance of making a past due payment in the amount of $500 or less are encouraged to apply in order to avoid a shut-off notice.


❒ Income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level

❒ Address on bill must be located in Oakland County

❒ Address on bill must be a residential address (non-commercial)

❒ Past due amount must be at or below $500

❒ Account must be in applicant’s name OR applicant must be able to explain why the account owner cannot apply on their own behalf

❒ Applicant must be able to demonstrate/explain financial hardship

❒ Applicant must not have received utility assistance from HHFP in the last 12 months

Utility Assistance Application Process

❒ Complete the Fillable Utility Assistance Application

❒ Obtain copy of the most recent bill in which you are requesting assistance

❒ Submit the application and most recent bill to Christie Spudowski:

❒ Email: progadmin@hhfp.org

❒ Mail: 2075 E. West Maple, Suite B204 Commerce, MI 48390

❒ In-Person during Open Hours:

  • Monday: Noon-6:30pm; Thursday: 10am - 1:30pm; Saturday: 11am - 1:30pm



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Once your application is submitted, you will receive a phone call from our program administrator to discuss your application within 48 hours. If your application is approved, Hospitality House Food Pantry will provide you with a letter describing the assistance being provided (via mail or email) and will then submit payment on your behalf. Please note that it can take up to 30 days for the payment to be reflected on your account. Completing and/or submitting this application does not guarantee approval for funds. Assistance funds are limited and distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Utility Assistance Application