U-M, community partners tackle energy insecurity in three Detroit neighborhoods

Some Detroiters spend up to 30% of their monthly income on home energy bills, a sky-high rate that places the city among the Top 10 nationally in a category that researchers call household energy burden. The COVID-19 pandemic has only worsened the situation, adding financial challenges that make it increasingly difficult for many low- and moderate-income residents to pay their utility bills. A new University of Michigan-led project, in partnership with four Detroit community-based organizations, will try to lighten that load a bit.

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