Prevent Utility Shut-offs Through Energy Assistance

The Wisconsin Moratorium on utility shut offs ended on April 15, 2021. If you are behind in utility payments, your service provider may disconnect your utilities. You can prevent utility shut offs by contacting your service provider and by utilizing Energy Assistance. Call (414) 270-4653 for help!

  • If you cannot pay your utility bill, talk to your utility service company and ask for a deferred payment plan. Utility service companies are required to offer deferred payment plans, which allows you to make partial payments on your bill.

  • Energy Assistance is available to help eligible applicants pay their utility bill though the state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). If you have not yet applied for assistance in this benefit year (since October 1, 2020) you can apply by visiting KEEPWARMMKE.ORG, by calling (414) 270-4-MKE (4653) for a phone appointment, or directly on the Energy Plus website HERE. If you applied for rent assistance from Community Advocates or from SDC, you can also receive utility assistance funds for balances not covered by Energy Assistance. Apply for Energy Assistance first to maximize the available resources.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email the RHRC team at or call (414) 895-7368.

Olivia Loomis