If you're recently unemployed or meet the income qualifications, you may be eligible for assistance offered through the Ottawa County Community Action Agency and the Allegan County Resource Development Committee.

It includes free improvements to help you reduce your energy bills and make your home more energy efficient. Depending on what's needed in your home, you could receive LED bulbs, a replacement refrigerator or furnace, added wall and attic insulation, caulking to reduce air leaks and other energy efficiency measures.

Your household income must be at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, with a three-month 'look back' for those who are recently unemployed.

You automatically qualify if you receive cash assistance through the State of Michigan Family Independence Program (FIP) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

If you are a client at one of the below organizations, you may be eligible for an HBPW energy saving tote complete with two LED light bulbs, two LED nightlights, one LED indoor/outdoor flood light, and a smart surge protector.

Community Action House
345 W 14th St., Holland, MI 49423 – (616)392-2368

Salvation Army
104 Clover St., Holland, MI 49423 – (616)392-4461

Ottawa County Community Action Agency

12251 James St., Suite 300, Holland, MI 49424 - 616.393.4433

Good Samaritan Ministries

513 E 8th St., Holland, MI 49423

My House Ministry

520 Butternut Dr. #8, Holland, MI 49424

The Allegan County Resource Development Committee

323 Water Street, Allegan, MI 49010 - 269.673.5472

Additional HBPW Assistance

Income Qualified Refrigerator Replacement Program: HBPW Energy Smart program offers FREE replacements of older, inefficient workring refrigerators with new ENERGY STAR® models.

This program is provided at no cost for income eligible HBPW residential electric customers (homeowners and tenants) that meet the income qualification. To view the income qualification charge, and other prerequisits to receiving a new refrigerator, please view the Owner Agreement Form.