CHORE SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED 
                                    (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 (www.michigan.gov/dhs) OR 
complete an application online at www.michigan.gov/MIbridges


Cleaning For A Reason
Website:  www.cleaningforareason.org
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 patients.


Cleaning for Heroes      
221 B. Hallene Road
Warwick  RI  02886
Phone:  401-732-MAID
Email:  info@CleaningForHeroes.org
Website:  www.CleaningForHeroes.org
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:  www.detroitmi.gov/DepartmentsandAgencies/PlanningDevelopmentDepartment/ HousingServices/HomeRepairProgram.aspx
&
CLEARCorps       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
Website:  www.michigan.gov/leadsafe 
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

IN WASHTENAW COUNTY:
Washtenaw County Environmental Health        Phone:  734-222-3817 

ELSEWHERE IN MICHIGAN:        
Michigan Department of Community Health's Lead Safe Homes Grant Program     Phone: 866-691-5323
Website:  www.michigan.gov/leadsafe    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. 


METRO DETROIT & COUNTIES PROGRAMS

CHRISTMAS IN ACTION
Websites:
National Christmas in Action affiliates:  www.christmasinaction.org
Detroit:  www.nema-northend.org/CHRISTMASINACTIONDETROIT.html                Phone: 313-875-9530
Wayne County:  www.christmasinactionwayne.com                                                     Phone: 734-394-5191
Canton:  www.christmasinactionwayne.com   Email: pkosbe@canton-mi.org      Phone: 734-394-5191   
Oakland County:  http://ciaoaklandcounty.org                                                                Phone: 248-618-7433


Wyandotte Community Extra Hands      
Wyandotte  MI  
Email:  CommunityExtraHands@gmail.com 
Website:  http://wyextrahands.webs.com/
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 
•Planting 
•Snow / Ice Removal...and much more


South Eastern Michigan Indians, Inc.       
26641 Lawrence 
Center Line, MI 48015
Phone: 586-756-1350
Email:  Semii1975@yahoo.com
Website:  www.semii1975.org
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
Website:  www.joysouthfield.org
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      Being held on November 9th, 20013
Maplewood Center
31735 Maplewood Street
Garden City MI 
Phone: 
Email:  district12@waynecounty.com 
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                                                    Being held on November 2nd, 2013 
Phone: 734-453-6879  #7                                  
Email: randi.williams@pcuw.org 
Website:  www.plymouthunitedway.org
AND 
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.   Please register before Oct. 18th! 


Rebuilding Together Detroit                  
19800 Grand River 
Detroit MI  48223
Phone: 313-237-7212
Email:  Lori.M.Strickland@usa.dupont.com
Website:  www.rebuildingtogether.org   (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
Website:  www.csswayne.org
Provides in-home services to seniors.


D.H.S. City of Detroit
5031 Grandy Street
Detroit MI  48211
Phone: 313-852-5628
Email:  colemas@dhs.ci.detroit.mi.us
Websitewww.detroitmi.gov/department/humanservicedepartment
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
Email: info@tsalink.org
Website: www.TheSeniorAlliance.org
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"
June     , 2014 will be the day for 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
AND
25900 Greenfield
Oak Park MI  48237
Website:  www.jfsdetroit.org
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. 


CareGivers
2111 Woodward Ave.  Ste. 700
Detroit MI  48201
Phone:   313-964-5070  OR  800-676-5071
Website:  www.cgcares.org
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
Email:  socmhr@yahoo.com
Website:  
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
Email:  info@mqccc.org
Website:  www.mqccc.org
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.  
AND 
Department of Human Services
DHS Oakman/Grand River District Office
Phone:  313-934-4400  OR  your DHS worker
Website:  www.michigan.gov/dhs
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    
Website:  www.waynemetro.org
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 replacement 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
Website:  www.waynecounty.com
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.
AND
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
Website:  www.henryfordhealth.org
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
Website: www.macombhabitat.org
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    
Website:  www.melvindale.org
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 
Email:  LacyLayton@hotmail.com
Website:  www.franklinwrightsettlements.org
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
Website:  www.matrixhumanservices.org


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)
Website:  www.swsol.org


Bridging Communities
6900 McGraw
Detroit MI  48210
Phone:  313-361-6377
Website:   http://bridgingcommunitiesdetroit.wordpress.com/services
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
Website:  www.michigan.gov/mshda      
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
Website:  http://www.blackfamilydevelopment.org/
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
Website:  www.lssm.org
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
Email:  info@theinfocenter.info
Website:  www.theinfocenter.info
This agency has a "SPECIAL NEEDS FUND" that helps with a variety of chores and home repairs (depending on funding for individual cities). 



LENAWEE COUNTY

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



MACOMB COUNTY

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
Email:  mccsa@macombcountymi.gov
Website:  www.macombcountymi.gov/mccsa/chore.htm
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! 
AND
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
Email:  mailbox@mcivc.org
Website:  www.mcivc.org
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.  



MONROE COUNTY

Caring Alternatives
2092 S. Custer
Monroe MI  48161
Phone:  734-242-8711
AND
7400 Lewis Ave. 
Temperance MI  48182
Phone:  734-847-4986
Website:  www.caringalternatives.com
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
Website: www.monroecountyop.org
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.  
AND
M.C.O.P. Emergency Repairs 
1140 S. Telegraph Rd. 
Monroe MI  48161
Phone:  734-241-2775
Website:  www.monroecountyop.org
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. 
AND
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. 


OAKLAND COUNTY

Rebuilding Together Oakland County             
Phone: 248-432-6551
Website:  www.rebuildingtogether-oaklandcounty.org
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!


Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency
Central Office:
196 Oakland  
PO Box 430598
Pontiac  MI  48343-0598
Phone:  248-209-2600
Email:   info@olhsa.org
Website:  www.olhsa.org
AND
South Office
345 E. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale MI  48220
Phone:  248-542-5860
Email:  info@olhsa.org 
Website: www.olhsa.org
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.  
ALSO
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.
AND
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 assistance@olhsa.org.  
Visit www.affordableassistance.org 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.
AND 
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
Website:  www.oakgov.com/chi/home_improvement/
Providing low-interest loans for home improvements to those who meet the income guidelines.  
AND
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. 
AND
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.  
AND
Oakland County Home Improvement Loan Program         JUST ADDED 6/30/2014 
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.

FOR AN APPLICATION CONTACT OAKLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY & HOME IMPROVEMENT DIVISION
Phone:  248-858-5401 OR  888-350-0900 ext. 85401
Website:  www.AdvantageOakland.com



Services for Older Citizens
17150 Waterloo Street
Grosse Pointe, MI 
Phone:  313-882-9600
Website:  www.socauction.org


Love INC of North Oakland County
PO Box 104
Lake Orion, MI  48361
Phone: 248-693-HELP (4357)
Email:  info@loveinc-noc.org
Website:  http://loveinc-noc.org/ministries
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
Website: www.lighthouseoakland.org
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 www.oakgov.com/chi/home_improvement.  Click on the "Community
Development Block Grant" link on the left. 



WASHTENAW COUNTY

Washtenaw ET & CSG
301 W. Michigan Ave  #400
Ypsilanti MI  48197
Phone: 734-544-3053
Email:  denigp@ewashtenaw.org
Website:   www.ewashtenaw.org


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


Neighborhood Senior Services
Phone:  734-712-7775




INDIVIDUAL CITIES/TOWNSHIPS PROGRAMS


AUBURN HILLS

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.  


BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP

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.
AND
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.


HURON TOWNSHIP

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.  


MELVINDALE

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.


OAK PARK

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.


RIVERVIEW

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. 


ROCKWOOD

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.  


TAYLOR

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. 



TROY

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.



WOODHAVEN

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 
734-675-4913. 


WYANDOTTE 

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 recreation@wyan.org.


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!






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