One in three U.S. households faces challenges in paying energy bills, known as energy insecurity, according to recent analysis from the Energy Information Administration (https://www.eia.gov/consumption/residential/reports/2015/energybills/). Low and moderate income (LMI) households face increasing challenges regarding household energy insecurity, and this adversely affects the health and well-being of occupants of these households. Additionally, a changing climate with increased extreme weather conditions, both heat and cold, will increase energy consumption and exacerbate household energy insecurity. Our team, along with students, community members, and other researchers, will first screen and scope the issue through the development of a commentary that will review scholarly work and social action to frame energy as a human right and recommend specific steps to reduce energy insecurity and enhance the health of LMI households. Building on this framework, we will then combine existing data from administrative health records, housing characteristics, energy use reports and community insights from an ongoing community-academic partnership in Detroit (Heatwaves, Housing and Health) to characterize and map health and economic burdens of energy insecurity by census tract (or other spatial unit deemed relevant). This information will then be presented to local decision makers, funders and other interested parties to inform efforts by Detroit communities to address energy justice concerns. Our ultimate goals are reduced energy insecurity for disadvantaged urban populations, increased LMI household participation in energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and advancement of meaningful academic-community engagement.