Be sure to check with your City and see if they offer special programs to help!
Check On Their City Website Under Building Dept., Or Community Block Grants, etc.!
Free lawn care & snow removal for the families of currently deployed military personnel,
and post 9/11 disabled veterans with a service-connected disability. To register, go to:
on “Contact Us for Assistance or Questions.”
Cleaning For A Reason
2540 King Arthur Blvd. Suite 230
Providing services in cities across United States and in Canada, our maid services take
on one patient at a time, each of whom receives one general house cleaning per month
for two consecutive months. However, we can’t always guarantee there will be an available
maid service in your area.
Please be sure to fill out the application completely so we may begin the process of
matching you with a maid service as soon as possible. If during this process you learn
there is no maid services available in your area, please continue filling out the application,
so that our system may continue to search for a match.
Once you are matched, you will be asked to provide us with a note from your physician
confirming you are in treatment. Upon receipt of that note, you will be notified by the
maid service to schedule your first cleaning.
The State Emergency Relief Program (S.E.R.) provides immediate help to individuals
and families facing conditions of extreme hardship OR for emergencies that threaten
health and safety. Through a combination of direct financial assistance and contracts
with a network of non-profit organizations such as the Salvation Army and local Com-
munity Action Organizations, S.E.R. helps low-income households meet emergency
needs such as home repairs. The S.E.R. Program is primarily designed to maintain
low-income households who are normally able to meet their needs but occasionally
need help when unexpected emergency situations arise.The S.E.R. Program is not an
appropriate solution to ongoing or chronic financial difficulties. Only local D.H.S. ex-
perts should make eligibility determinations for this program due to many variables.
Ask for details when turning in a completed application at your local D.H.S. office
The Michigan Department of Community Health recommends parents ask their family
doctor to do a blood-lead test on their child at 12 months and 24 months. Medicaid
insurance will pay for it if a child is enrolled. Parents are encouraged to ask about
fee waivers if they cannot afford their child's test. If a child is diagnosed with elevated
blood-lead levels, here are the resources that can help:
Home Rehabilitation Grant Program
The Detroit 0% Home Repair Loans Program offers 0% interest loans from $5,000
to $25,000 to help Detroit homeowners invest in and repair their homes – promoting
public health and safety, increasing property values and helping residents secure
and maintain homeowner’s insurance. If the home has health and safety hazards,
those issues must be addressed first before other repairs can be made.
The following are sample projects:
- Correcting health and safety hazards (required)
- Door and window replacements
- Porches and structural support
Applications will be available online and at a number of locations throughout the city,
including Neighborhood Intake Centers, City of Detroit Neighborhood District Managers’
offices, and City of Detroit Recreation Centers. Applicants must complete the application
and submit all required documents to a Neighborhood Intake Center. Assistance with com-
pleting the application will be available at intake centers.
A nonprofit organization offers a limited number of home lead hazard abatement grants
and other resources, such as new refridgerators!
Wayne County Health Department's Environmental
In Oakland & Macomb Counties and the City of Detroit
Oakland County's Childhood Lead Poisoning
Macomb County Public Health
IN WASHTENAW COUNTY:
Washtenaw County Environmental Health
American Red Cross
7800 Outer Drive West Suite 205
Detroit, MI 48235
Michigan Home Fire Campaign
The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke
alarms in homes that don't have them, and by educating people about home fire safety.
Our knowledgeable volunteers will also help educate families and individuals on fire safety,
including how to create an escape plan, during the installation. To receive a free smoke alarm
installation in your home, please fill out our online form. We will contact you within two business
days to schedule an installation appointment.
ALSO: Check with your City or your County offices to see if they also offer this pro-
gram! Many do!
ELSEWHERE IN MICHIGAN:
Michigan Department of Community Health's
Lead Safe Homes Grant Program
Grand Tower Building
235 S Grand Ave. 4th Floor Suite 410
PO Box 30037
Lansing, MI 48909
To improve the health and well-being of Michigan citizens by promoting safe and healthy
home environments through comprehensive home-based intervention programs, lead
certifications and regulations, public education and outreach, and statewide partnerships.
Lead Safe Home Program (LSHP):
This program helps families identify and remove lead hazards from homes.
The Community Development Unit provides grant funds, technical assistance and oversight
of lead hazard control services to local communities.The purpose of this Unit is to expand
lead hazard control in Michigan through community development.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Rebuilding Together Southeast Michigan provides no cost home repairs to qualified homeowners
in order to provide them with a warm, safe, dry and independent living environment. It is our belief
that every homeowner should be given the opportunity to live in a safe and healthy home.
Due to Covid-19 we are currently only addressing emergency repairs and accommodations.
- The applicant must own and live in the home
- The applicant must be current on property taxes for the home
- The applicant must be current on mortgage payments for the home
- The applicant must have a current homeowner’s insurance policy for the property
- The home must be a free-standing, single-family home; we are not able to serve rental
- properties, condos, or mobile homes
- The applicant must meet HUD income guidelines
This program covers residents of the following counties: Oakland and Wayne County
DETROIT & METRO DETROIT:
Unity in Our Community TimeBank
The Unity in Our Community TimeBank is a network of people who share their time and
talents without exchanging money. They believe in equality and reciprocity, and work to
motivate neighbors and other organizations to come together creating a more sharing
and caring community. For more info call 313-451-0135 or online at
Many Fire Dept.'s offer this program or a similar one. Please check with YOUR Department!
Detroit Fire Prevention & Safety Programs
Detroit Public Safety Headquarters
Detroit, MI 48226
Detroit Fire Prevention & Safety Program looks for fire, health and safety hazards
within your home.
During our visit we provide FREE:
- Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Eligible families will also be referred for the following services:
- Utility & Water Assistance
- Asthma & Allergy Management Education
4444 Second Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Over the last three years, Global Detroit has been proud to partner with DTE to reach
low-income families who could benefit from a free Home Energy Consultation and
energy efficiency improvements in Detroit’s immigrant neighborhoods. Over the last
year, we served 150 households, despite all of the COVID-19 setbacks. We helped
replace furnaces and air conditioners, as well as added energy-efficient measures and
safety improvements like insulation and dehumidifiers. We plan to do even more this
coming year--the program is expanding through offering new services like dishwashers
and washing machine replacements.
Detroit 0% Home Repair Loans Program
The 0% Interest Home Repair Loan Program launched in April 2015 offers 10-year,
interest-free loans from $5,000 to $25,000 to help Detroit homeowners invest in and
repair their homes – promoting public health and safety, increasing property values
and helping residents secure and maintain homeowner’s insurance.
Who Can Apply?
1. Must own and live in the home for at least
six months prior to applying. Vacant, unoccupied
units are not eligible
2. Low to moderate income homeowners can apply
no matter where they live
3. View the income table to learn more
4. Regardless of income, homeowners in HUD
designated areas in each city council district can still apply
5. The minimum credit score is 560. Debt to income
ratio cannot exceed 45% and housing
6. Ratio cannot exceed 35%. Loan to value cannot exceed 150%
7. Homeowner’s insurance and property taxes must be current
8. The homeowner must be able to afford the loan payments
What Repairs Qualify?
If the home has health and safety hazards (i.e. lead, mold, asbestos), those issues
must be addressed first before other repairs can be made.
The following are sample repairs:
- Removal of lead & other health/safety hazards (required)
- Furnace & HVAC replacement
- Door and window replacement
- Concrete repairs (sidewalks, driveways)
- Porches, foundations and other structural repairs
Detroit Lead Safe Remediation Program
1. Is your house in the 48209 zip code bounded by Vernor Hwy. & I-75 (North/South)
and Woodmere St. & Livernois (East/West)?
2. Was it built before 1978?
3. Is your household income at or below 80% of the AMU
4. Is there a child 6 years of age or younger, or a pregnant woman in the house
at the time of intake, or there is a visiting child 6 years of age or younger at
the house for more than 60 hours per year?
Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance
19321 W. Chicago Suite 105
Detroit, MI 48228
Boys & Girls Club
16500 Tireman Ave.
Detroit, MI 48228
CRCAA serves a large, diverse area on Detroit’s Far West side, working as a community
convener, advocate, and resource for over 35,000 residents.
We include seven distinct neighborhoods:
Far West, Franklin Park, Joy Southfield, Southfield Plymouth, Warren Avenue Community
Organization (WACO), Warrendale, and West Outer Dr.
Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance works to ensure a high quality of life in our
neighborhoods by helping residents access resources for critical home repairs (such
as electrical and furnace replacement), porch repairs, and upgrades for elders (such as
wheelchair ramps and grab bars).
Cody Rouge Front Porch Project
Phone: 313-397-9280 Kenyetta Campbell
Free Minor Porch Repair
1. Repair / replace broken concrete porch steps
2. Rotted wood stairs and correct improper step heights
3. Resurface or pour new concrete porch slabs or repair / replace wooden porch floors
4. Install railings and/or handrails
5. Reinforce / repair columns
- Owner-occupied single family
- Lived in home for at least six months
- Household income less than (80% AMI)
- Current homeowners insurance
- Reside in the 40 block target area
Serving Franklin Park Community 40-block footprint within Cody Rouge neighborhood.
The target area borders Joy Road to the north, Chicago Ave. to the south, Westwood to
the west and the Southfield Freeway to the east.
Wayne Metro Community Action Agency
Detroit Corporate HQ
7310 Woodward Suite 800
Detroit, MI 48202
Out-County Service Hub
2121 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
The Weatherization program enables eligible Low-income families to permanently
reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. The program
offers energy efficiency services that are tailored to your home, helping you save as
much money as possible.
The MEAP program provides services to low-income households in the form of electricity
bill assistance and various energy services to help you stay ahead on your utility bills.
The WRAP program provides funding to eligible, low-income home-owners to assist
with water bills, water conservation, and self-sufficiency initiatives.To be eligible, you
must be a customer of the Great Lakes Water Authority and residing in their service
Matrix Human Services
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313-526-4000 #1221 Tracy Burrus
Many agencies and organizations provide vital services to assist a person moving from
poverty to self-sufficiency. Our Resources Center was designed to connect clients with
available resources to help address their needs.
Services available for this Center include:
• Assistance locating untapped community resources
• Connections to FREE resources
(energy efficient light bulbs, refrigerators and more)
Be sure to ask about their Senior services program as well!
Bridging Neighborhoods / Ford MCS Home Repair Program
Detroit, MI 48209
The Ford Michigan Central Station Home Repair Program offers home repairs of up to $15,000
per home for up to 50 eligible Impact Zone residents in the Ford Michigan Central Station Impact
Zone. This program is a benefit of the Michigan Central Station Community Benefits Agreement
with Ford Motor Company related to the development of the Michigan Central Train Station.
Applications for the program will be accepted from December 14, 2020 to February 19, 2021.
New Home Repair Program in Delray!
Delray Home Improvement Program is a free home repair program for eligible homes or duplexes
in the area surrounding the Gordie Howe International Bridge and US Port of Entry construction
site in the Delray, Detroit neighborhood. Visit this page above for more information and an app-
You can apply for this program if you live within these boundaries:
Interstate-75 (I-75) to the north
Clark Avenue/South Clark Street to the east
West End Street to the west
West Jefferson Avenue to the south.
City of Taylor
Community Development Department
Taylor, MI 48180
CDBG Home Rehabilitation Loan Program (CDBG, HOME, PIP)
These programs are designed to provide emergency and other repairs of homes owned by
lower-to-moderate residents. In general, the program allows improvements to a home to
bring it to minimum code standards, correct barriers to mobility and health, and to address
safety hazards and energy improvements. The most common repairs include roofs, electrical,
plumbing, and furnaces. Other repairs are allowed under the program, but remodeling is not
covered, nor is substantial reconstruction.
Radon Kit Distribution
Health Administration Building, East Wing, Environmental Health
33030 Van Born
Wayne, MI 48184
Free Radon kits to Wayne County residents, one per household. Please call for program details.
Lenawee Dept. on Aging
1040 S. Winter Suite 3003
Adrian, MI 49221
Lenawee Department on Aging feels that home safety is key in helping older adults remain
in their homes. A small grant allows for minor home repairs. Volunteer labor allows our funds
to assist with additional repairs. Some of our projects include grab bars to help prevent falls
and handrails for stairs.
Home Help / Department on Aging
Seniors 60 and older can get help with small chores and light housekeeping
Lenawee Community Action Agency
400 W. South
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: 517-263-7861 Toll Free: 800-438-1845
What is the Lead Hazard Control Program?
Community Action Agency (CAA) was awarded a grant from Michigan Department
of Health and Human Services to expand residential lead hazard control services to
eligible households with Medicaid enrolled children in Lenawee County. Funding is
provided through the Michigan Medicaid Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The grant allows CAA to provide services including lead inspections, lead risk assess-
ments, and abatement of identified lead dust, lead-based paint, lead contaminated soil,
and lead in water hazards.
Who is Eligible?
1. Families with Medicaid enrolled children who are 19 yrs. and under
2. Medicaid enrolled women who are pregnant.
3. Must reside in Lenawee County
4. Home ownership in not required
What We Can Do for You:
Conduct lead investigations to determine if lead-based paint hazards exist. If a hazard
is found, we will be able to remove or control the hazard through various home repairs.
If your home was built before 1978, you and your family could be at-risk.
What is the cost?
There is no cost for eligible applicants.
Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee County
410 E. Maumee
Adrian, MI 49221
Habitat for Humanity works with low- and moderate-income homeowners to address
critical repair needs. Projects are funded by grants, no-profit partially forgiven loans,
or a combination of the two depending on funding availability. We do not assist with
projects that are strictly cosmetic. If you are interested in applying with us, we encou-
rage you to call Jennifer at 517-265-6157 to see if we have funding. Habitat for Humanity
also maintains a list of other community resources that may be able to help you.
MACOMB COMMUNITY ACTION
21885 Dunham Suite 10
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Comprehensive Housing Rehabilitation Program
The Comprehensive Housing Rehabilitation Program exists to help eligible home-
owners with repairs to their homes to achieve decent, safe and sanitary affordable
housing as defined by Macomb County Housing Rehabilitation Standards.The pro-
gram limit for repairs is $40,000, funded through a zero-interest deferred payment
1. Re-payment of the loan occurs when the title of the property is transferred.
2. As long as the homeowner maintains the property as their primary residence
and title do not change, the zero-interest loan remains deferred. No payments
3. When applicable, once the homeowner selects a contractor*, mortgage documents
are signed with the County.The homeowner also signs a contract with the selected
Limited Housing Rehabilitation Program***
The Limited Housing Rehabilitation Program is a grant-funded program that exists
to help eligible homeowners make essential qualified repairs to their home as de-
fined by program guidelines. The program limit for repairs is $10,000. Excludes:
Clinton Township, Roseville, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, and Warren. These
communities have their own housing rehabilitation programs.
WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Macomb Community Action's Weatherization Assistance Program performs the
installation of energy efficient items to conserve energy in Macomb County homes.
Weatherization improvements reduce energy use and can save an Average of 30
percent on heat/utility bills. A home energy audit determines which items will be
Energy saving services may include:
- Attic insulation and ventilation
- Floor/foundation insulation
- Furnace repair or replacement
- Other energy saving measures
Home Injury Prevention Program
Home Injury Prevention Program installs devices to ensure safety and prevent falls
and injuries in the homes of eligible Macomb County seniors. Program staff will con-
duct an assessment, make recommendations and install one or more of the following
- Indoor and Outdoor Handrails
The suggested contribution is $10 per device and $10 for the safety assessment.
Temporary Modular Ramps
Macomb Community Action installs temporary modular aluminum ramps on a short-term
basis for disabled seniors. When the ramps are no longer needed, they are removed and
used for new participants. The number of ramps is limited. A waiting list is maintained for
this project. There is a nominal usage fee for the ramps.
Minor Home Repair Program
The Macomb Community Action Minor Home Repair Program is a free grant funded
program, available to all Macomb County eligible residents excluding Roseville, St.
Clair Shores, Clinton Township, Sterling Heights and Warren. These communities
administer their own programs. Please contact these municipalities directly for in-
formation about their programs. To qualify, you must be income-eligible, be the
owner-occupant of your residence, and meet one of the following criteria; (1) senior
citizen age 60 or older; (2) severely disabled; or (3) mobile home owner-occupant.
Please Note: Rentals and dwellings located in a floodplain are excluded from this
The Handy Helper Program provides assistance with household maintenance tasks.
1. Replacing fuses, light bulbs, electrical plugs and frayed cords
2. Replacing door locks and window catches
3. Replacing faucet washers or faucets
4. Installing weather stripping around doors
5. Repairing furniture
6. Installing window shades and curtain rods
7. Heavy-duty cleaning (limited to cleaning appliances, carpets, and rugs; washing walls
and windows; and cleaning attics and basements to remove fire and health hazards)
8. Leaf raking
- The person must be at least 60 years of age
Smoke Detector Installation Program
The MFD currently offers free smoke alarms to homeowners who live within the limits
of the City of Monroe. This program is a joint effort with DTE and the American Red
Cross along with the Monroe Fire Department to install Smoke detectors in all Homes.
Monroe County Opportunity Program (M.C.O.P.)
Monroe, MI 48161
MCOP receives funds to assist Monroe County residents age 55 and older with
Minor Home Repairs such as roof and floor repairs, minor furnace repairs, doors
The Home Chore Department assists Monroe County seniors, 60+ years of age,
with home maintenance tasks to improve safety inside and outside of the home.
Assistance for the following home maintenance tasks are available for qualified
- Install of window air conditioners
Our Home Repair program assists Monroe County home owners, who qualify, with
major home repairs. Mobile homes and City of Monroe Residents are not eligible.
Assistance available for home repairs and may include the following:
- Roof, Siding, Gutter Repair
- Electrical & Plumbing Repair
Emergency Housing Rehab Program
The Emergency Housing Rehab Program offers qualifying homeowners with one
rehabilitation project on their home. Rehabilitation projects can include, but are
not limited to: roofing repair/replacement, furnace repair/replacement, duct work
repair/replacement, furnace repair/replacement, and well repair/replacement.
Also now has a Water & Plumbing Repair program!
Troy Community Foundation
P.O. Box 99463
Troy, MI 48099
SHARP is a volunteer group organized to assist seniors maintain their home and
remain in their home. Seniors request assistance and a trained volunteer goes to
their home to do the repair at no cost to the homeowner. This program has served
more than 3,100 residents in the last 5 years.
OLHSA (Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency)
Central Office (Oakland County)
196 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
P.O. Box 430598
Pontiac, MI 48343-0598
Phone: 248-209-2600 800-482-9250 Toll-Free
South Office (Oakland County)
Ferndale, MI 48220-1719
OLHSA (Livingston County)
2300 E. Grand River Suite 107
Howell, MI 48843-7574
Home Injury Control Program Devices available include:
- Smoke alarms / carbon monoxide detectors
Weatherization Assistance Program
Free energy conservation services for eligible low-income households help reduce
energy usage and lower utility bills. Services include appliance combustion testing,
installing insulation/ventilation, and interior sealing of major cold-air infiltration, areas
utilizing blower door technology. Applicants must meet and complete application process.
- Furnace Repair or Replacement
- Combustion Appliance Testing
- Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Offered in small group settings to provide low-cost, no-cost, do-it-yourself energy
saving information to help participants lower utility bills through energy saving be-
havior. Participants receive a variety of energy saving, easy to install products to
begin their energy saving project.
Do you live in Commerce Meadows or Stratsford Villa Mobile Home Park?
Woodland Estates Mobile Home Park?
OLHSA can help with:
1. Repairs to your roof, siding, and gutters
2. Floor repair
3. Repairs or replacement of heating systems,
defective electrical wiring
4. Installing ramps, upgrading mobile homes for
5. Repairs to bathrooms and kitchens
6. Replacement of windows and exterior doors for
energy conservation measures
7. And more!
Faith in Action
3252 University Dr. Suite 140
Auburn Hills, MI 28326
Using volunteers and volunteer companies, builds ramps and makes repairs
for those in need in Oakland County.
Furnace Test and Tune Program
Washtenaw County OCED
415 W. Michigan Ave. Suite 2200
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Furnace Test and Tune Program is implemented by Washtenaw County in partnership
with the DTE Energy Efficiency Assistance Program. We provide a free furnace tune-up
that ensures your furnace will run more efficiently, last longer, and operate safely.
Other potential work may include:
- •Installation of new programmable thermostat
- •Installation of LED light bulbs
How to Apply:
Eligibility for the Furnace Test and Tune program is based on household income. You
may be automatically eligible if you can provide documentation showing that you qualify
for one of several low-income assistance programs.
Emergency Repair Program:
This emergency assistance program is offered to owner-occupied properties in partici-
pating Washtenaw County jurisdictions.
Emergency repair grants or loans may be offered to pay for construction work to correct
items that are determined by the Rehabilitation Specialist to be of an immediate nature.
The OCED Emergency Repair Program can currently assist eligible homeowners with
urgent repairs related to furnaces, water heaters or sewer issues. Emergency grants will
be limited to a one-time assistance during a five-year period regardless of whether a grant
or loan was received originally. This program offers funding for urgent repairs up to $5,000
as a grant or up to $10,000 as a deferred payment loan to low-income, owner-occupied hous-
eholds within the jurisdictions of the Urban County. Emergency repair loans shall be in the
form of a deferred, no interest property lien that is forgiven at a rate of one-fifth per year for
the five-year period after project completion.
Plumbing Repair Program
Our Plumbing Repair Program offers free plumbing improvements for qualified homeowners
You may be eligible for these repairs:
1. Improved access to hot and cold water in kitchen and bathroom
2. Faucets, toilet, shower/bath
3. Sewer, septic, well
4. Other critical plumbing repairs
Funding is only available through December 2020.
Call us as soon as possible to begin the application process!
The Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program
Assists homeowners in many areas of Washtenaw County with needed home repairs.
The Housing Rehabilitation Program can provide home improvements to owner-occu-
pied homes throughout Urban County jurisdictions for families earning 80% or less of
the area median income. Through this program, eligible work is assigned to an OCED-
approved, licensed contractor. There is no immediate cost to the homeowner for these
repairs, but the cost of the project will result in a 0% interest lien that will run with the
property until the house is sold. There are no payments required until the time of sale
or change in ownership. This property lien is gradually forgiven over a 30-year period
following the completion of the rehabilitation work. If the owner resides in the property
for the full 30-year period, the lien will be completely forgiven and no payment will be
required. Due to high demand for the program there is a long waiting list for services,
approximately 6-12 months.
NOTE: At this time the Single Family Housing Rehabilitation Program waiting list is closed.
We are not accepting new applications for the Single Family Housing Rehabilitation Program
at this time.You should still call us if you are experiencing an emergency situation with your
furnace, water heater or sewer line. Updated: 7/1/20
Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
CSSW Main Building:
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
A variety of basic maintenance services are available to help older adults maintain their
independence and keep them safe at home. Cost share contributions are requested based
on financial ability, but no one is denied service if they are unable to contribute. Cost share
contributions and donations accepted.
- Home Maintenance & Minor Repairs
- Basic household repairs & routine maintenance
- Home Safety Installations
- Smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors
- Battery and light bulb exchanges
- Grab bars and shower chairs
- Raised toilet seats, hand held showers
To Get Started: