Lansing Board of Water and Light hosts pandemic relief fair for those on bills

Updated August 31, 11:49 a.m. ET

The Lansing Board of Water and Light and local community groups host financial pandemic relief fairs Tuesday and Wednesday.

Her goal is to help individual customers and Greater Lansing residents who are behind on their bills find financial assistance and community resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The events are free of charge, public, and registration is not required. Masks are required.

The masses will take place on Tuesday, August 31st from 4-7pm in the Gier Community Center, 2400 Hall St in Lansing and on Wednesday, September 1st from 4-7pm in the Alfreda Schmidt Community Center, 5825 Wise Rd in Lansing.

Attendees are advised, but not required, to bring: driver’s license, social security card, landlord email address, copy of mortgage or rental agreement, copy of late charges, and / or proof of current income.

Tammy Lemmer is the community relations director for the Tri-County Office on Aging. She says the fair is helpful in informing people who need help most.

“We are really there to provide informational help to older adults, their family members and their caregivers. We know that older adults in particular are disproportionately affected by events from the COVID pandemic.”

The Tri-County Office on Aging will be at the show to ensure older adults know how to choose an insurance plan that is right for them.

They will also spread the word about their ongoing Meals on Wheels program and other resources offered during and outside of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a press release, Business Administration said it “only cordoned off three of those months in the past two years and voluntarily extended the lockdown moratorium by five months beyond Michigan state requirements.”

The blocking of business administration providers due to non-payment will begin again on Tuesday, September 7th.

Prior to the pandemic, Business Administration reported an average month of overdue balances with utility companies of around $ 1 million.

According to the company, the number has now grown to more than $ 11 million.

For more information about the Financial Pandemic Relief Fairs and available resources, please visit www.lbwl.com/shutoffprotection.

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