(Free or Low-Cost)
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 Community 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. experts 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 ( OR
complete an application online at

Are you a Detroit resident looking to make repairs to their home?         JUST ADDED 11/2/2015
SER Metro Detroit Jobs for Progress, Inc.
We are an intake center for the Detroit 0% Home Repair Loans program which offers a 0% interest
loan ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to Detroit residents. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and what repairs qualify, please visit-
Contact our intake specialist to learn more or to apply.  313-945- 5200

Cleaning For A Reason
For patients currently undergoing chemotherapy, there  is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning--1 time per month for 4 months--while the patient is in treatment.  All you have
to do is sign up and have your doctor fax a note confirming the treatment.  Registration must be
done online between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Only 50 applications are taken per day.
Cleaning For A Reason will have a participating maid service in the patient's zip code arrange for
the service.  This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these

Cleaning for Heroes     
221 B. Hallene Road
Warwick, RI  02886
Phone:  401-732-MAID
Cleaning for Heroes is the only non-profit dedicated to providing no-cost house cleaning
services to our disabled and elderly veterans. We accomplish this mission by partnering
with cleaning services nationwide who donate their time and expertise. All services provided
through Cleaning for Heroes are free of charge to our clients. Our mission is simple; to improve
the lives of disabled and elderly veterans by providing them with much needed household help.

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: 
In Detroit:
Home Rehabilitation Grant Program      
Phone:  313-224-3461
Website: HousingServices/HomeRepairProgram.aspx
Phone:  313-924-4000
A nonprofit organization offers a limited number of home lead hazard abatement grants and
other resources.

In Wayne County:
Wayne County Health Department's Environmental Health Division    
Phone: 734-727-7400

In Oakland & Macomb Counties and the City of Detroit:
Michigan Department of Community Health's Lead Safe Homes Grant Program     
Phone: 866-691-5323
Click "Help for Lead Safe Homes" link. 
Oakland County's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program     
Phone:  248-424-7066
Macomb County Public Health    
Phone:  586-469-5236

Washtenaw County Environmental Health       
Phone:  734-222-3817

Michigan Department of Community Health's Lead Safe Homes Grant Program    
Phone: 866-691-5323
Website:   Click "Help For Lead Safe Homes" link.
Open to families anywhere in Michigan with a child testing with 10 micrograms
or higher of lead per deciliter of blood.


National Christmas in Action affiliates:
Detroit:             Phone: 313-875-9530
Wayne County:                                                   Phone: 734-394-5191
Canton:                                                                Phone: 734-394-5191  
Oakland County:                                                              Phone: 248-618-7433

Wyandotte Community Extra Hands     
Wyandotte, MI 
Extra Hands is a free service provided to senior citizens and disabled adults that cannot afford
to pay for yard clean ups and some handy services in the home.  Servicing Wyandotte, Michigan.
Services Provided:
•Yard Clean ups (leaves,branches,weeding)
•Fence repairs
•Hand Rail Installation
•Snow / Ice Removal...and much more

South Eastern Michigan Indians, Inc.      
26641 Lawrence
Center Line, MI 48015
Phone: 586-756-1350
Assistance with locating resources or providing direct services with chore services & home repairs.

Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation   
18917 Joy Road
Detroit, MI   48228
Phone:  313-581-7773
Provides comprehensive compassionate care for health, home and families.  In addition
to many other services, offers home ownership support, home repairs, economic development
and neighborhood revitalization including community gardening. 

Make a Senior Smile Day / Garden City     
Maplewood Center
31735 Maplewood Street
Garden City, MI
Volunteers will gather to rake leaves from the lawns of seniors who are physically
or financially unable to keep up their yards.

Plymouth Community United Way / Make A Difference Day!   
960 W. Ann Arbor Trail,  Suite 2
Plymouth, MI                                                   
Phone: 734-453-6879  #7                                 
Plymouth First United Methodist Church
45201 North Territorial Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Plymouth Community United Way is looking for volunteers to rake and do light chores outdoors.
A continental breakfast will be provided. Please bring rakes, yard tools and work gloves. Yard
waste bags will be distributed before leaving for assignments.  

Rebuilding Together Detroit                 
19800 Grand River
Detroit MI  48223
Phone: 313-237-7212
Website:   (national site)
Workers will do home repairs and yard work for low-income residents who are elderly, disabled,
military veterans and families with kids who cannot do the work themselves.  Call for more details!

Catholic Social Services of Wayne County
8651 Hamilton Ave.  #202
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-883-2100
Provides in-home services to seniors.

D.H.S. City of Detroit
5031 Grandy Street
Detroit, MI  48211
Phone: 313-852-5628
Call to ask about any available programs or to receive referral.

Wayne County Cares Chore Program   
Homemaker service includes assistance with tasks such as laundry, ironing, meal preparation,
shopping for necessities, and light housekeeping (dusting, vacuuming, mopping floors, cleaning bathroom and kitchen, and making beds).  Personal Care is designed to assist clients with tasks
such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, transferring, eating, and ambulation.
3850 Second Street  Suite 201
Wayne, Michigan  48184
Phone: 734-722-2830 OR  800-815-1112
Note: You can also find information on the Chore Referral program in which names of independent workers who have been asked to charge reasonable fees, are given.  These workers have been pre-screened also with a criminal background check and reference check.  Homeowners make their own arrangements for the work and payment for service.

Ecorse "Good Neighbor Day"
The annual "Good Neighbor Day" with a goal to unite residents, community organizations, corporations and organized labor to positively affect the city.  Residents can fill out an application to be considered
to receive exterior home painting and minor improvements at no cost.  Rental and commercial projects are NOT eligible.  Residents can pick up and return an application at the mayor's office in Ecorse City Hall, 3869 W. Jefferson. 

Jewish Family Services
6555 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI  48322
Phone: 248-592-2336
25900 Greenfield
Oak Park, MI  48237
Friendly Visitors Program:  visits with and/or grocery shops for a homebound older adult 60
and over.  In-home support services.  Respite in-home, homemaking and personal care services. 
Does not include services that require a nurse or a C.N.A.

2111 Woodward Ave.  Ste. 700
Detroit MI  48201
Phone:   313-964-5070 OR  800-676-5071
Donation store with furniture, relocation assistance, supportive housing, budget counseling,
employment readiness training.

Services for Older Citizens  (S.O.C.)
17150 Waterloo
Grosse Pointe MI  48230
Phone:  313-882-9600  #251
Grass cutting, snow removal, gutter cleaning, installation of smoke alarms and safety bars
in the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods.  Lending closet, weekly computer classes for 60
years old and older (ext. 245).

Adult Home Help Provider Registry
1115 S. Pennsylvania   Suite 203                     
Lansing, MI  48912
Phone:   517-999-3130  OR  800-979-4662
The QC3 will give you the names of people who are willing to do the tasks you need.  The people
on our referral list tell us what languages they can speak and what tasks they are willing and able
to do.  We do a reference check and a limited criminal history check on all of the people on our lists. 
This service is free for anyone who qualifies for the Medicaid Home Help Program. 
Department of Human Services
DHS Oakman/Grand River District Office
Phone:  313-934-4400  OR  your DHS worker
Assists functionally limited individuals who are Medicaid eligible to remain in their independent
settings for as long as possible.  Assistance is provided for: personal care, laundry, housework,
shopping & errands. 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
2121 Biddle  Suite 102
Wyandotte, MI   48192
Phone: 734-284-6999   
The CDBG Program was designed to revitalize and strengthen residential neighborhoods through
the renovation of low to moderate income, owner occupied homes.  The program is made possible through a collaborative effort between Wayne Metro and Out-Wayne County municipalities.  The
CDBG Program  works to enable income-eligible homeowners to receive one-time, 0% interest
deferred loans to make improvements and repairs to their home.  The loans to do not have to be
paid back until the title of the home changes hands or the home is sold.  Work to the home will
focus on health and safety issues including roof/gutter replacement, foundation, furnace replace-
ment or repairs, plumbing, concrete repairs/replacement, electrical updates/repairs and demolition
of deteriorated garages/sheds.  To qualify for the CDBG Program, all of the following MUST be current: Mortgage payments, Homeowner's insurance, taxes and water bill.  In order to participate, the annual household income (including wages, Social Security, and all other sources) must be within the current guidelines...please call for those guidelines as well as the cities served!

The Property Improvement Program Loan
Wayne County Housing Division
W.C. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Housing Rehabilitation Program
Phone: 800-362-5555  ext. 6011
The Property Improvement Program Loan is being offered in Wayne County to homeowners and landlords to improve their property.  Low-income and moderate-income families are able to rehab their homes also.
Block Grants
Call your city or township's City Hall and ask for the Building Dept. to ask about your areas Block Grants. Most cities have applied for these funds and disperse them to their residents to make repairs, build ramps, etc.  Some cities or townships have waiting lists so don't procrastinate to get on these lists!

Henry Ford Center for Senior Independence
7800 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI  48235
Phone: 313-653-2020
A Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program managed by the Henry Ford Health
System. The Center provides an alternative to nursing home care for older adults by allowing participants to remain in their own homes and communities.  The array of services provides respite and assistance
to caregivers. The program features a comprehensive medical and social service delivery system using
an interdisciplinary team approach in an adult day health center that is supplemented by in-home and referral services in accordance with participant's needs.  Transportation is provided to and from the
Center and to specialized appointments.  Participants must be 55 years of age or older who require long-term medical and supportive services (certified as eligible for nursing home care) and a resident of Redford, Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, or the Grosse Pointes.

Macomb County Habitat for Humanity          
Roseville Municipal Offices
29777 Gratiot
Roseville, MI
Phone:  586-263-1540 ext. 112
Habitat's "A Brush with Kindness" program is looking for Roseville residents who need help fixing up
their homes, that will take place for the first time on Sept. 12-17th, 2011, targeting a neighborhood north
of 10 Mile, south of Frazho, west of Pinehurst and east of Macomb.  Homeowners who live on Jeanette, Lawn, Church, Oakdale, Blair and Pearl can apply by 5 p.m. on August 19th.  Applications are available through the City of Roseville's Municipal Offices. 

City of Melvindale
Community Development Block Grant Program
3100 Oakwood Blvd.
Melvindale, MI  48122
Phone: 313-429-1040   
Homeowners with a defined need for home repairs but have a lack of finances, can apply through
the City for the funding.  The money is loaned to the city and then to the homeowner for the repairs. 
The amount of the loan is held as a lien against the house until its sale, which is expected to be higher
with the upgrades.  Rental houses do not qualify for the program.  To qualify, the residents must be
current on their taxes, mortgage, insurance and water bills.  There are strict guidelines for the funding
and all documentation has to be submitted in a timely manner. 

Franklin Wright Settlements
3360 Charlevoix
Detroit, MI  48207
Phone:  313-579-1000
Grass cutting, snow removal, and minor home chores.

Walter & May Reuther Senior Services
(division of Matrix Human Services)
120 Parsons
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-831-1000
Email: akanakaris@matrixhumanservices

An advocacy group in southwest Detroit, Southwest Housing Solutions, is offering $600,000
in home improvement loans for qualifying homeowners.  Homeowners may borrow up to
$10,000 and must live in the ZIP codes 48209, 48210, or 48216 or in the Pilgrim Village community
bounded by Livernois, Puritan, the Lodge Freeway and the Highland Park border. 
Homeowners can apply at:
The Housing Opportunity Center
3627 W. Vernor
Detroit, MI
Phone: 313-841-9641  (by appointment only)

Bridging Communities
6900 McGraw
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone:  313-361-6377
Bilingual assistance to seniors for minor home repairs, lawn and snow maintenance, ramp building.

Virginia Parks Citizens Service Corporation
8431 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48206
Phone:  313-894-2830
Chores and homemaking by volunteers for senior in the Virginia Park Community.

Wayne County's Community Development Block Grant Housing Rehabilitation Program
Phone:  313-224-5250
Provides funding in 34 communities.

Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Property Improvement Program
Phone: 517-373-8017      TTY: 800-382-4568
Click on the Home Improvement link on the left side of the page. This program offers low-interest
home improvement loans to single-family homeowners with low-to-moderate income (up to $65,000
or $74,750 in certain areas).  Eligible home improvements include furnaces, central air conditioning, insulation, siding, windows, solar water heating systems, roofs (repair or replacement), kitchen and bathroom remodeling, wall to wall carpeting, garage or carport (adding on or renovation), ramp instal-lation, windmills for home power, and other permanent improvements to homes.  The loans can be as
low as $1,000 and up to $25,000 without equity in your home.  With equity, you can borrow up to $50,000. MSHDA can amortize loans up to 20 years to make payments affordable.  Interest rates are 4%, 6%, or
8%, depending upon your income.  There is no application fee, no points or annual fees, and no penalty for early payoff.  Automatic payment is available.  MSHDA employees and their immediate family members are not eligible.

Black Family Development
Family Preservation and Support
15231 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI  48235
Phone: 313-272-3500
Must be a City of Detroit resident; open referral process.  Helps with home maintenance.

Lutheran Social Services of Michigan
8131 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI  48214
Phone: 313-823-7700
Lutheran Social Services has an area of service called In-Home Services that helps seniors, persons
with disabilities and people convalescing from an illness or surgery to develop and maintain their
independence. Provides services including:
Housekeeping, shopping, errands
Laundry and linen changes
Meal preparation and help with eating
Pet care
Limited lawn care and snow removal. 
Rates are competitive and funding may be available for some services from governmental sources. 
Meets with customers to develop a cost-effective customer care plan that makes the most of their
available resources.

The Information Center
20500 Eureka  #110
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone:  734-282-7171
This agency has a "SPECIAL NEEDS FUND" that helps with a variety of chores and home repairs (depending on funding for individual cities).


Community Action Agency
1214 Greenwood Ave.
Jackson, MI 48203
Phone: 517-784-4800
House Rehab and Repair for Lenawee County.  Call for qualifications.


Macomb County Community Services Agency            
VerKuilen Building
21885 Dunham   #10
Clinton Twp., MI  48036
Phone:  586-469-5012    Senior Citizen Chore Service and Home Injury Control
Phone:  586-469-6329    Home Preservation and Energy Group
Macomb County Community Services Agency assists those ages 60 and older with home maintenance and minor repairs, as well as grass cutting and snow removal.  Suggested fees, based on income, run
from $6 to $18.  To make a request for snow removal, call between August 15th and October 15th ONLY.
To make a request for grass cutting, call between February 1st and March 15th ONLY.  Those interested must make a new request every year!
The Macomb Urban County Housing Rehabilitation Program will offer interest-free, deferred loans
to homeowners who meet income and eligibility requirements and whose homes need repairs.
For information, call 586-469-5285 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers
8075 Ritter
Center Line, MI  48015
Phone: 586-757-5551
Offers assistance to older and disabled adults in Macomb Conty who have no other resources,
to remain independent in their homes.  Simple chores and repairs, painting, minor electrical and
plumbing repairs, carpentry, yard work and general household cleaning, shopping & companionship provded by over 50 faith-based organizations. 


Caring Alternatives
2092 S. Custer
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone:  734-242-8711
7400 Lewis Ave.
Temperance, MI  48182
Phone:  734-847-4986
Offers low-cost chore service for disabled, recuperating adults, or seniors.

Monroe County Opportunity Program   (M.C.O.P.)
1140 S. Telegraph Road
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone:  734-241-2775
The Home Chore Department assists those age 55+ with home maintenance tasks that include lawn mowing, cleaning gutters, minor carpentry, shoveling snow, minor electrical and plumbing repairs
and installing storm windows and air conditioners to improve safety in and outside of their home. 
M.C.O.P. Emergency Repairs
1140 S. Telegraph Rd.
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone:  734-241-2775
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 and well repair / replacement.
M.C.O.P. --Community Development Block Grant
CDBG is responsible for bringing homeowner-occupied homes up to Housing Quality Standards. 
These repairs include roofs, furnace, foundation, insulation, siding and plumbing.


Rebuilding Together Oakland County            
Phone: 248-432-6551
Rebuilding Together Oakland County is accepting applications from low-income homeowners
for 2014 work days. Rebuild Day events help low-income seniors, military families and others
in need by providing FREE home repairs and maintenance for those who cannot afford or
physically complete the work themselves. To qualify, applicants must own their homes and
be current on mortgage payments and taxes. Areas served include Huron Valley, Pontiac,
Oak Park, Royal Oak Township, Southfield, Farmington and Farmington Hills and Western
Oakland County. Applications are due by the end of January!

Berkley Senior Home Chore Program        JUST ADDED 4/5/2015
Phone:  248-658-3470
The snow removal program is available to seniors living in City of Berkley and works on a co-pay
system with the senior's cost based on their income. 

Royal Oak Senior Essential Services        JUST ADDED 4/5/2015
Phone:  248-246-3900
Provides a variety of services to residents age 60 and over. A $5 annual registration fee is required
to use the program, which provides home chores and repairs as well as personal care services.

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency
Central Office:
196 Oakland 
PO Box 430598
Pontiac,  MI  48343-0598
Phone:  248-209-2600
South Office
345 E. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI  48220
Phone:  248-542-5860
Various types of home and yard work available to assist older adults, 60 years or older, who can
no longer maintain their yards and homes.  Must be a resident of the City of Novi or Brandon Twp.
Services include heavy-duty cleaning, yard work, snow removal and minor home repairs. 
Family/Home Support Services
Community-based, in-home services by referral or private pay.  Services include personal care,
home-making, transportation, and respite care for older adults, fragile or developmentally disabled.
Also offering a fee-for-service program to improve the lives of its OLHSA's nonprofit services.
Affordable Assistance Program offers help around the house, including yard work, cleaning,
home organization, grocery shopping and more. The program is available to all.  By hiring
through the Affordable Assistance Program, clients are helping to provide funds to support
similar free programs for low-income seniors and others in need.  To request a quote from
the team, call 248-209-2675 OR email
Visit for details.

Southfield Home Improvement Program
Phone:  248-796-4177
The SHIP program is designed to give low and moderate-income residents a home improvement
loan to make necessary home improvements.
• You must be a homeowner/occupant.
• The home must be covered by hazard insurance.
• The property taxes must be current.
• You must be within the income guidelines.
• You must be a Southfield resident for one year.
CHORE Program
Phone: 248-796-4178
Arrangements can be made for mowing grass, raking leaves, shoveling snow, replacing storm
windows and screens, and providing other services for home maintenance.
• Low or moderate income residents who are 60 years of age and older
• Permanently disabled and living alone may also qualify
• Must own home and it cannot be for sale
• Service is free for those who qualify

Oakland County Community Home Improvement Division
Phone:  248-858-5401 OR  888- 350-0900 ext. 85401
Providing low-interest loans for home improvements to those who meet the income guidelines. 
Home Chore Program
Phone: 248-524-3399
Providing snow removal, lawn mowing, gutter cleaning, spring and fall yard cleanup for any Troy homeowner with disabilities.
Senior Home Assistance Repair Program (SHARP)
Phone: 248-524-3484
Home Repair Program helps seniors 60 and older and persons with disabilities with home repairs
to correct health & safety hazards, or to restore things to their proper working order.  The work
usually includes jobs that can be completed by a handyman in one or two hours.  The labor is free
but the homeowner must pay for supplies.  Financial assistance may be available if needed.  Home
repairs include but are not limited to, things such as:  gutter cleaning, installing window air conditioners,
smoke detectors or grab bars, moving large items for trash pickup, painting, repairing drywall, and wheelchair ramp construction. 
Oakland County Home Improvement Loan Program        
Obtain a zero percent interest loan for eligible home improvements. Loan repayment is deferred
until the home owner no longer lives in the home.
Eligibility is based on income, household size, and ownership.

Assistance Provided: County staff offers personalized service to assist you in each step of the home improvement process. We are prepared to:
-Assist in the application process
-Advise you of eligibility
-Perform a property evaluation to determine needed repairs
-Perform a lead-based paint hazard assessment
-Formally bid you work to licensed and insured contractors
-Monitor work during construction
-Perform a final inspection to insure satisfactory completion

Eligible Home Improvements include: barrier free access, heating, plumbing, siding, water and sewer
lines, bathrooms, insulation porches, wells, sidewalks, doors, kitchens, roofing, windows, masonry, electrical systems, chimney repairs, septic systems and structural defects.
Phone:  248-858-5401 OR  888-350-0900 ext. 85401

Services for Older Citizens
17150 Waterloo Street
Grosse Pointe, MI
Phone:  313-882-9600

Love INC of North Oakland County
PO Box 104
Lake Orion, MI  48361
Phone: 248-693-HELP (4357)
Offers help and assistance with home repairs and other minor issues and with handicapped
ramps.  Must contact Clearinghouse for referral first!

LIghthouse of Oakland County           
P.O. Box 430508
46156 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI  48342
Phone: 248-920-6100
Volunteers apply their home-improvement knowledge and skills through the Lighthouse Community Development Initiative which helps build and remodel homes for Lighthouse's low-income clients. 

For information about the Community Development Block Grant Program for Seniors, contact your
local government OR go to  Click on the "Community
Development Block Grant" link on the left.


Washtenaw ET & CSG
301 W. Michigan Ave  #400
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-544-3053
The Washtenaw Weatherization Department's Test and Tune Program is targeted at low- to mid-income households and involves the tune up, repair and occasional replacement of furnaces, all free of charge. They are also pairing this program with a refrigerator replacement program that replaces refrigerators made before 2000 with newer energy efficient units

Aid in Milan
54 W. Main
Milan, MI   48160
Phone:  734-439-8420

Neighborhood Senior Services
Phone:  734-712-7775



The City has established the Senior Home Repair Assistance Program for residents 60 and older
and people with disabilities.  Screened and trained volunteers provide help in areas including yard maintenance, painting, window cleaning, changing light bulbs, installing window air-conditioners, plumbing and electrical repairs.  Homeowners pay for supplies.  There are no income guidelines to
request assistance.  Financial assistance may be available.  For an application or more information,
call the Senior Services Department at 248-370-9353. 


A program to assist low to moderate-income senior citizens with snow removal, cleaning gutters
and weed and grass trimming will continue to be offered in Brownstown Township.  They also have
a program where volunteers call homebound seniors daily. To qualify a resident must be 62 or older,
own and live in his or her own home for at least one year, and have an income at or below $24,450 for
one person or $27,450 for two people in the household. Services include routine home maintenance projects such as grass cutting, weed trimming, snow removal, gutter clearing, etc.  Routine work only,
no chores done that require a permit or licensed person.  Please call the Brownstown Recreation Department at 734-675-0920 to obtain an application or request more information.  Those applying
must supply proof of residency, home ownership and income.
Housing Rehabilitation Program
The Charter Township of Brownstown is pleased to offer the Housing Rehabilitation Program
This Program is designed to assist Brownstown residents in a low to low-moderate income range
that are in need of home improvements. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing
and urban Development (H.U.D.), under the direction of Wayne County.

We are currently establishing a waiting list. If you would like further information regarding qualification guidelines or would like to know more about the program, please contact Denise Sciacca, Rehab Coordinator (9:00 am - 12 Noon on Mondays & Thursdays only) or Building Official Chuck Ear l at
(734) 675-0166.


The Township of Huron has allocated $30,000 of their Block Grant program for housing rehabilitation projects such as new furnaces, septic systems, roofs or other types of emergencies.  Residents with
low to moderate income who qualify for the program would be responsible to repay the aid when they
sell the house.  To see if you qualify or for more details, call Jim Murray at 1-734-753-4466 ext. 133 or
the Dept. of Planning and Zoning at ext. 114. 


The City of Melvindale is using Community Development Block Grant monies to provide grants
to homeowners in need of home repairs but lack the finances.  The money is loaned to the city
and then to the homeowner for the repairs.  The amount of the loan is held as a lien against the
house until its sale, which is expected to be higher with the upgrades.  Rental houses do NOT
qualify for this program.  In order to qualify, residents must be current on their taxes, mortgage,
insurance and water bills.  There are strict guidelines for the funding and all documentation has
to be submitted in a timely manner.  For more information, call 313-429-1040 and ask for the City Administrator.


This federally funded program provides lawn mowing, gutter and yard clean-ups, snow removal
and minor indoor and outdoor home repairs to income qualifying  over age 62.  Disabled residents
under age 62 must meet income guidelines and also provide a physician's letter defining their disability. 
Each participant must submit a completed application form with an attached copy of his or her current Homestead Property Tax Credit Form every year.  Services are subject to availability of funds.  Contact
248-691-7575 for details.


The City of Riverview's program is designed to help low-to-moderate-income households with house repairs and replacement of such items as roofs, windows, furnaces and other qualified building code items.  For more information, call 734-281-4248 ext. 338, between 9 a.m. and noon Fridays.


A home-repair program that targets residents who meet income guidelines and don't require major housing rehabilitation is available to Rockwood residents.   Block grants will finance the repairs at
no cost to the homeowners.  Minor home repairs such as plumbing problems, painting a room or acquiring a new water heater.  All interested residents can contact City Hall to verify if they qualify
for the upgrades.  Income requirements:  For a two-person household, the total income cannot
exceed $44,750.  A four-person household income must fall at a maximum of $55,900. 


City of Taylor's Home Rehabilitation Program is for low-and moderate-income household homeowners
with a variety of home repairs.  Funding for the program is provided by the Community Development
Block Grant program.  Homeowners must live in the home, property taxes must be current and there
must be no liens on the property with the exception of one home mortgage.  Work that can be done includes roofs, furnaces, handicap-accessible ramps and repairs to hazardous items.  Call 734-374-
1366 to schedule an interview.  When the rehab is complete, a permanent lien is placed on the home
and is not discharged until the property changes owners and the City of Taylor is repaid.  The repaid
funds are used for repairs at other locations.


SHARP /  Home Chore Program
Sponsored by The Community Foundation of Troy
Phone: 248-528-2929  (new phone number!)
Open to seniors 60 and older and the disabled.  Providing snow removal, lawn mowing, gutter cleaning, spring and fall yard cleanup for any Troy homeowner with disabilities.


The city along with Wayne-Metropolitan Community Action Agency are helping people who need
house repairs including roofs, gutters, siding windows, doors, and furnaces.  Using Federal Community Development Grants, the city can help income-eligible homeowners receive a one-time, zero-interest deferred loan of up to $24,999 to make repairs.  The loans don't have to be paid until the title of the
house changes or its sold.  There is no out-of-pocket cost for residents.  For more information call


The Tele-Care Program, sponsored by the Recreation Dept. is intended to make life a little easier for
senior citizens,covering many aspects of senior living.  Telephone calls are made daily to shut-ins
just to chat and make sure they are doing well.  Transportation is arranged for those who have doctor appointments or who must make other necessary trips for those 60 and above or disabled.  Contact
the program at 1-734-324-7285 between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Mondays thru Fridays OR email

Also, The Roosevelt High School Key Club and Wyandotte Kiwanis 1000 are taking names of home-
bound seniors, 65 and older, who need their leaves raked during the fall or snow shoveled during
the winter.  To have your name placed on a list, call 734-281-0344.

Also, please see the new program, Community Extra Hands, added above under Wayne County!



Adult Dental


Adult FREE
Medical Tests,
& Treatments

Adult & Children's
"Special Wish"



Children &
Dental Resources

Children &
Medical &

Child Support


Credit Counseling

Crime Victim
& Notification

Crisis Pregnancy
& Pregnancy
(Help For Keeping
& Raising
Your Baby)

Disability Resources

Domestic Abuse
Sexual Violence

& Employment
Training Programs


Travel Resources


Food Programs/

Food Programs/
"Soup Kitchens"

Food Programs/
"Meals On Wheels"

Foster Youth

As Caregivers

Grief Support

Help With Rent
& Mortgage


Home Furnishing





Legal Resources


Literacy Programs

Low-Cost Car
& Car Repair

Home Mortgage

Mental Health
Substance Abuse

Mentor Programs
(for Youth)

Organ Donation

Parenting Resources



Runaway Help

Senior Citizen

Services For
Personnel And
Their Families

Tax Services


Utility Programs

(And Their

Vision & Hearing


Youth Program
(Including FREE
& Low-Cost
Summer Camps)

Be sure and check for individual cities programs towards the bottom of the page!
This page was last updated: November 2, 2015