Please visit Human Resources' COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page or the MTU Flex page for University related information.
Community and State of Michigan Resources
The Western Upper Peninsula Food Bank — 906-482-5528
Baraga Houghton Keweenaw Community Action Agency — 906-482-5528
Love INC — 906-523-5407
Meals for children: Houghton-Portage Township Schools are providing meals by order (email email@example.com or 906-369-0449) to children 18 and under,
BHK Community Action Agency can provide monthly food options to those in need: 906-482-5528,
FoodPantries.org will help you find food in any state,
WhyHunger also has an option online to help you find food where you are or a hotline to call 1-800-548-5679,
Feeding America works with a network of food banks, including Western UP Food Bank, to help people find food,
Physical & Mental Health Care
Hospitals can offer payment plans or other assistance for payment.
PH Foundation has established a COVID-19 Community Recovery fund to provide resources for the citizens of Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon Counties in response to the ongoing public health crisis.
GreenPath Debt Solutions is a nonprofit consumer credit counseling service. GreenPath can be reached at 800-550-1961.
State of Michigan Resources
Financial help may be available through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) if you are facing conditions of hardship or emergencies threatening your health and safety. MDHHS can assist with utility shutoff prevention, and housing and eviction prevention. They are operating a statewide hotline seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 888-535-6136. Here is a list of a few of the available resources:
- Home Repairs
- Michigan Emergency Relief offers emergency help with heat and utility bills, home repairs, relocation, home weatherization, burial, and other emergency services. This is a program within the MDHHS.
- MichiganHelping Hand is an online resource that helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need. Areas of assistance are jobs and training, unemployment, health, family support, and housing.
FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
Comcast COVID-19 response offers free WIFI for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are fee to the public during this time.
Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months.
AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families. Some restrictions may apply, please contact your provider for specific resources available.
Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement. Some restrictions may apply, please contact your provider for specific resources available.
Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. Some restrictions may apply, please contact your provider for specific resources available.
T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge. Some restrictions may apply, please contact your provider for specific resources available.