Please note that there are times when Neighbor by Neighbor may not be able to pay some bills because of a lack of funds.
Neighbor by Neighbor provides a emergency and short-term assistance to people in need. The areas below are some of the most common ways we help.
Help paying overdue bills:
- Lot rent
- Natural Gas
- Fuel heating oil
- Cell phone
- Help paying car repairs, past due car insurance, tags
- Short stays in hotels for the homeless
- Mobile Food Pantry delivery to homebound and/or lacking transportation
- Emergency food for people with no food
- Monthly senior food commodities
- Help enrolling in AEP Discount programs for seniors or low-income residents
- Minor home repairs
- Referrals to other organizations that offer help for services like legal aid, mental health, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence
- Help accessing programs at other organizations such as Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security, Veterans Administration, USDA Rural Development, Emergency Shelter Services, Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency, and Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis
Please note that money is NEVER given to clients but only given to vendors/landlord/companies.
Qualifying for Assistance
Neighbor by Neighbor only provides assistance to individuals who meet the following criteria:
1. You must live in one of these zip codes to apply for assistance
New Buffalo – 49117
Three Oaks – 49128
Sawyer – 49125
Lakeside – 49116
Union Pier – 49129
Bridgman – 49106
Galien – 49113
New Troy – 49119
2. Your income must not be higher than 200% of the federal poverty level for your household size.
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If you do not meet Neighbor by Neighbor’s requirements, do not give up. You can call United Way’s 2-1-1 to be connected with organizations with different service areas or income requirements.
If you believe you do meet the above qualification requirements, please complete the form below to request assistance from Neighbor by Neighbor.