Michigan Department of Human Services bust myth: Need only strikes in winter
Low-income households face utility shut-off notices year-round
GAYLORD, Mich. - Michigan's troubling economic climate has caused an unprecedented number of families to seek help putting food on their tables or paying their bills. But that hardship is not just happening in the winter. Low-income residents are also facing utility shut-off notices in the summer ? situations that put them and their families at risk when the temperatures rise. This is just one of the many myths that are tarnishing the purpose of the welfare system, which is why the Michigan Department of Human Services is continuing its statewide campaign in Gaylord to bust those myths with facts, Director Ismael Ahmed said today.