RENT AND MORTGAGE RESOURCES

LISTED BELOW ARE THE REGULAR RESOURCES
(NOT CONNECTED WITH COVID 19) 

Depending on the distribution of government funding, Community Action Agencies may 
also be able to provide financial assistance for rent or mortgages & also utility bills have 
been or are at risk of being shut off (look under the Utilities Resources webpage on this 
website).

You may also want to check with your House of Worship as many do have a separate fund 
for emergencies like this. Please do NOT call Houses of Worship you do not attend or belong 
to! This help is usually for church MEMBERS or REGULAR ATTENDERS. It is unreasonable to 
expect to receive help if you are not a member and do not contribute to the center with your 
time, talents and tithes!

Be sure and look under the Financial Resources webpages as well as there are charities 
that will help people with this as well esp. those that are ill! Also, Veterans should look 
under Veteran Resources!

NOTE!   

Nearly ALL of the agencies listed below REQUIRE you to apply for State Emergency Relief 
Funds  FIRST at your local Department of Human Services site OR online BEFORE contac-
ting them. 

You will either be approved for S.E.R. funds and receive a check from the D.H.S. department  
OR you will be turned down and will receive what is called a"decision notice" that D.H.S. will 
mail to you. Do NOT throw away this notice!  You will need if you are turned down to apply for 
help from these other sources. 

Department of Human Services
Website:  www.michigan.gov/dhs      
To find your local office 
&
Website:  www.michigan.gov/MIBridges     
You can now apply ONLINE and save a trip to the office!

D.H.S. Home Ownership Services may help prevent loss of a home, 
providing services such as:
1.   House payments (mortgage or land-contract payments), including 
      principal, interest, legal fees and escrow for taxes and insurance.
2.   Property taxes and fees
3.   Mobile home lot rent for owners or purchasers of mobile homes
4.   Insurance coverage required by a mortgage or land contract

The lifetime Home Ownership Services maximum is $2000. The lifetime maximum is the 
combined cumulative total of all home ownership service payments. Home Ownership 
Services cannot be approved if the the emergency was client-caused. The total amount 
of taxes past due for all years does not exceed $2000. A client-caused emergency is when 
an SER group fails to pay required payments for the six-month period prior to the month 
of application. Good cause may exist (except for property taxes) as a basis for an applicant's
 failure to prevent an emergency.

NOTE: ANNOUNCED 11/25/2013 
Recent legislation approved by Governor Snyder declares that if you are a disabled veteran 
owning your own home, you may be exempt from paying property taxes. Disabled veterans 
who have been discharged from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions and meet one 
of the following criteria now qualify for this tax exemption in Michigan:
1.  Has been determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to be permanently 
     and totally disabled as a result of military service entitled to veterans’ benefits at the 100% rate.
2.  Has a certificate from the United States Veterans’ Administration, or its successors, certifying 
     that he or she is receiving or has received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially 
     adapted housing.
3.  Has been rated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as individually unemployable.

Step Forward Michigan Program
Phone: 866-946-7432
Website: www.StepForwardMichigan.org 
The Step Forward Michigan Program was established by the MHA to work directly with Michigan 
homeowners to help them stay in their home. The program provides up to a $30,000 interest-free 
loan to assist with mortgage, property taxes, and/or condominium association fees. Hardest Hit 
Funds loans are forgivable at 20% each year the property remains the homeowner primary resi-
dence.

Michigan Veterans Trust Fund
Phone: 313-899-1162
Website: www.michigan.gov/dmva
Serves Veterans and spouses of deceased veterans.
NOTE:  
Spouses: You MUST be legally married (and able to prove it!) at the time of the veteran's
death. 

Wayne County Soldiers & Sailors Relief
Phone: 313-224-8163
Website: www.waynecounty.com
Serves Veterans and spouses of deceased veterans.
NOTE: 
Spouses: You MUST be legally married (and able to prove it!) at the time of the veteran's 
death. 

Plymouth Community United Way
960 W. Ann Arbor Trail   Suite #2
Plymouth, MI  48170
Phone: 734-453-6879
Email:  plymouthunitedway@pcuw.org
Website: http://www.plymouthunitedway.org
The Plymouth Community United Way is the LOCAL United Way serving Plymouth, Canton 
and Western Wayne County. 

Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
1921 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone:  734-544-0015   800-482-3041
Website: www.hfmich.org
Emergency financial aid programs including rent, for those affected by hemophilia, von 
Willibrand, other coagulation disorders, hepatitis, HIV or AIDS whose bleeding disorder 
impacts their income. Must not have received aid from this organization for the past 12 
months. 

National Faith HomeBuyers
DETROIT
615 Griswald   Suite 506
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 313-255-9500
&
WESTLAND
32150 Dorsey  Suite 16
Westland, MI  48186
Phone: 313-255-9500
Website: http://nationalfaith.org/about
Our Mission is to assist our clients in realizing the American Dream of home ownership. 
Our program provides individuals and families with resources, knowledge, & financial 
assistance to become home owners. Will also provide help to prevent or avoid foreclosure.

AARP Reverse Mortgage Education Program
Phone: 888-OUR-AARP
Website: www.aarp.org/revmort
This program offers in-dept information on financial options for turning your home equity 
into cash. To order the consumer guide "Home Made Money," call the number above. 
Age limits apply!


NATIONAL RESOURCES: 

Cancer Recovery Foundation Women's Cancer Fund
6380 Flank Dr.  Suite 400
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Website: https://cancerrecovery.org/programs-for-cancer-recovery/womens-cancer-fund
Helps women facing cancer with financial burdens associated with the disease by providing help with 
rent and utility assistance. Also provides referrals to additional available patient assistance. Accepts 
applications for assistance from medical professionals and social workers on behalf of their patients. 
Program disburses assistance on a monthly basis based on each patient’s individual situation and 
availability of funds.

If you have Cancer, please check on this website under FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR CANCER 
on this website for other similar programs!


METRO DETROIT & DETROIT 

City of Detroit 
Phone: 313-224-3035
Website: www.detroimi.g/hptap
The Property Tax Assistance Program (HPTAP) provides an opportunity for challenged 
homeowners to see a reduction or even elimination of their current year property taxes.
It is important that ALL required documentation is submitted at time of filing. Incomplete 
applications will only delay processing and may result in a denial. 

ACCESS
2651 Saulino Ct.
Dearborn, MI  48120
Phone:  313-842-7010
Website:  www.accesscommunity.org

St John Neumann Conference of 
St Vincent dePaul
44800 Warren Ave.
Canton, MI  48187
Phone: 734-455-5910
&
Society of St. Vincent de Paul 
St Thomas a'Becket Conference
555 S. Lilley 
Canton, MI  48188
Phone: 734-981-1333
&
Society of St. Vincent de Paul 
Resurrection Conference
48755 Warren 
Canton, MI  48187
Phone: 734-451-0444
&
Society of St. Vincent de Paul 
Our Lady of Good Counsel
47650 N. Territorial 
Plymouth, MI  48170
Phone: 734-453-0326
&
The Salvation Army Plymouth Corps
9451 S. Main
Plymouth, MI  48170
Phone: 734-453-5464

Samaritan Assistance Center
St. Vincent DePaul  (St. Patrick Church)
135 Superior Blvd. 
Wyandotte, MI  48192
Phone: 734-285-9470
Food, clothing, household furnishings, utilities, rent or mortgage assistance, prescriptions, 
emergency transportation, gas voucher. 

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency                 
Corporate Office:
7310 Woodward Ave., Suite 800
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-873-5000
City of Detroit ONLY call:  313-388-9799  
Website: www.waynemetro.org
Please call and ask for the Call Center to have a Case Manager talk to you regarding if 
the agency happens to have rental or utility assisance available. If no assistance is cur-
rently available, the Case Manager will refer you to other resources.
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The agency was one of just two recipients in Michigan to receive funding for the Supportive 
Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program through the Veterans Administration. Wayne 
Metro was awarded $590,000 for the first year of the program, and expect it to be a 3 year 
project. The program will assist veterans and their families with temporary financial assis-
tance to move into permanent housing as well as connecting them with various community
resources. Wayne Metro applied for the grant in partnership with Monroe County Opportunity 
Program to serve veterans living in Wayne County and Monroe County.Southwest Counseling 
Solutions was also awarded funding to serve Detroit, Highland Park and 
Hamtramck.
Residents of Out-Wayne County should call:
Phone: 734-284-6999
Residents in Monroe County should call:
Phone: 734-241-2775
Residents of Detroit, Highland Park & Hamtramck 
should call
Phone:  313-963-6001

Salvation Army
Website:  www.salmich.org

Dearborn Heights Community Corps Center
Dearborn Heights  313-563-4457 ext. #105

Brightmoor Corps Community Center
Detroit  313-532-1281

Grandale Corps Community Center
Detroit  313-835-3736

Harbor Light Corps Community Center
Detroit  313-964-0577

Harding Corps Community Center
Detroit  313-822-2800

Temple Corps Community Center
Detroit   13-897-2914

Plymouth Corps Community Center
Plymouth   734-453-5464

Wayne/Westland Community Corps Center
Westland  734-722-3660

Downriver Community Corps Center
Wyandotte   734-282-0930
To receive services for rental assistance you must be able to show the following:
1.  Valid Michigan picture ID for every adult 18+  in the household and birth certificate 
     for all children under age 8
2.  Your address must match the eviction order
3.  Proof of all household income within the last 30 days such as Work or Unemployment
     tubs,DHS/SSI printouts/letters, copies of checks received for self-employment
4.  If there is NO income, you are not able to receive assistance (food stamps DO NOT 
     qualify as income!)
One of the following: 
Judgement form from Court or Foreclosure Letter; letter from homeless shelter; 
letter condemming the building or a fire report  
All of the following: Landlord Verification Form; decision letter from DHS; proof of 
commitment and/or checks from organizations or churches, or money order made 
payable to the landlord (personal checks or cash NOT accepted)
NOTE: Housing Assistance is available once every 3 years. 

THE INFORMATION CENTER
20400 Superior 
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone:  734-282-7171
Email: info@theinfocenter.info
Website: www.theinfocenter.info
Rent referrals and/or assistance for downriver residents. 

Southwest Solutions
1700 Waterman 
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone: 313-841-8900
Website:  www.swsol.org

United Community Housing Coalition
220 Bagley  #224
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 313-963-3310
Email:  eviction@uchcdetroit.org
Website:  www.uchcdetroit.org
Program has recently changed--will help with back rent and landlord/tenant disputes.  

Detroit's Friendship House
9540 Conant 
Hamtramck, MI  48212
Phone:  313-871-7443
Email: friendshiphouse@provide.net
Website: www.detroitfriendshiphouse.com
Serves Hamtramck and nearby Detroit neighborhoods.

Birmingham Community House
Phone: 248-644-5832
Services Birmingham residents

Health Emergency Lifeline Programs  (H.E.L.P.)  
1726  Howard 
Detroit, MI 48216
Phone:  313-832-3300   888-435-5655
Email:  help@helpoffice.org
Website:  www.helpoffice.org
May help with emergency or short-term assistance for security deposit & 1 month rent 
or past due rent/mortgage payments. Must have HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C.

UNIFIED HIV Health & Beyond  
(merged with AIDS PARTNERSHIP)
DETROIT OFFICE:
3968 Mt. Elliott 
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313-446-9800   
Email: info@miunified.org
Website: http://miunified.org/home.aspx
UHHB Detroit Henry Ford Care Coordination Housing Program:
In partnership with Henry Ford Health Systems, this care coordination team assists with 
housing barriers. For more information please contact our housing specialist Edricka 
Hardge at 313-466-6177 or ehardge@miunified.org
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1. Emergency financial assistance one time per year to ensure stable housing and 
    to avoid utility shut-offs.
2. Medical case management to improve treatment adherence and an overall healthy lifestyle.
   *Qualificiation Requirements - Viral load >200 for six (6) months or more; Poor viral control 
    over a 6-12-month period; Socioeconomic complications. All clients will be assessed on 
    case-by-case basis. 
&
UHHB Ypsilanti Wellness Housing:
YPSILANTI OFFICE: 
2287 Ellsworth   Suite B
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-572-9355
Housing resources for individuals and heads of household living with HIV that meet eligibility 
criteria. 

HERE TO HELP FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 480
Royal Oak, MI  48068
Website: https://www.heretohelpfoundation.org/activek/Who-Can-We-Help--c3
Open to Wayne County & Oakland County.

L.A.H.C.
5275 Kenilworth 
Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: 888-315-LAHC (5242)
Email: info@lahc.org
Website: https://lahc.org/humanservices
Shelter: Provide rent assistance (assistance is based on availability of funds)
Temporary Shelter: Provide referrals to homeless shelters and hotel/motel programs.


LENAWEE COUNTY

Community Action Agency   
400 W. South
Adrian, MI  49221 
Phone: 517-263-7861    800-438-1845
Email:  info@caajih.org
Website: www.caajih.org
Rental assistance, homelessness prevention and counseling. 

Housing Help of Lenawee
307 E. Church                      
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone:  517-264-0782
Website: http://www.h2lenawee.org/Services.html
Housing First Program:
H2Lenawee partners with our Lenawee County community with proactive measures to 
prevent homelessness from occurring and to aid those who are faced with homelessness. 
H2Lenawee may assist with first month's rent, past due rent and mortgage foreclosure. 
An in-depth assessment is made regarding a client’s financial and housing situation.Case 
management, client outreach, landlord mediation, budgeting, housing search and referrals 
along with other support services are provided in this program.The goal of this program is 
to prevent or reduce the amount of time a household is homeless. 

Faith in Action 
603 S. Main  
Chelsea, MI  48118 
Phone: 734-475-3305
Website: https://www.faithinaction1.org/programs-services
Income qualified families are eligible to receive help when they have received a shut-off 
notice or notice to quit/eviction. 


MACOMB COUNTY

Macomb Resources
Website:  http://macombresources.info
Go to this website to find Macomb County resources.

Eviction Diversion Program           
Phone:  877-964-4700   Legal Aid & Defender Association 
This program is a voluntary program designed to assist landlords and tenants in resolving 
back-rent situations without a credit-damaging court judgement. The program is designed 
to prevent evictions by intervening before persons lose their home for non-payment of rent. 
Land-lords filing for evictions of their tenants for non-payment of rent will be provided with 
a referral form to Eviction Diversion, which they will then serve upon their tenant. Legal rep-
resentation will be provided free of charge by attorneys from the Legal Aid & Defender Assoc-
ation. Court cases will then be assigned to the Eviction Diversion Docket before the judge 
where the parties will sign an agreement to prevent entry of judgment and time to resolve 
financial issues. 

Macomb Community Action Children and Family Services Division / Community Action Center
21885 Dunham   Suite #10
Clinton Twp., MI  48036
Phone:  586-469-6999
Email: mca@macombgov.org
Website: https://mca.macombgov.org/Mca-Home
&
Good Shepard Coalition           
Samaritan House
These organizations are built by a network of churches and community agencies who work 
with families in Macomb County. The goal is to help low-income households within their com-
munities avoid slipping through the cracks of the social service system. Residents interested 
in receiving assistance from these 3 agencies are FIRST referred to the D.H.S. MCCSA (above)
for screening & assistance. These organizations help with: funds for rent/mortgage payments, 
food assistance, gas vouchers, clothing and more.  

The Salvation Army               
Corps /Community Center  (Warren)   
Phone: 586-754-7400

Church/ Community Center  (Mt. Clemens)
Phone: 586-469-6712
Provides emergency services and more to needy persons. 

Good Shepherd Coalition / Family Resource Center   
P.O. Box 26190
Fraser, MI 48026  
Phone: 586-307-8888  
Email: gscmacomb@gmail.com
Website: http://www.gscmacomb.org/about-us/our-mission
We assist with funding for current court-ordered evictions, past due - disconnected utilities, and 
also provide referrals and resources for additional needs. We receive coordinated funding from 
local faith- & community-based outreach programs, private donations, and fundraisers. We work 
jointly with multiple organizations and agencies to bridge the gap for need based assistance.

Macomb Charitable Foundation 
18215 24 Mile 
Macomb, MI 48042
Phone: 586-232-3473
Website: https://www.macombcharitablefoundation.org
The Macomb Charitable Foundation exists to help children living at or below poverty level
in Macomb County. Our goal is to alleviate the suffering of children and their families by
providing financial assistance for items such as but not limited to; food, clothing, personal
care items, rent/utility assistance, vehicle repair, educational assistance and when available
personal & spiritual mentoring. 


MONROE COUNTY

Monroe Community Opportunity Program   (M.C.O.P.)
1040 S. Telegraph
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone:  734-241-2775  #203       
Delinquent taxes dial  #225
Website: https://monroecountyop.org/homeless-programs.html
Depending on qualification, the Rental Assistance Program can help with up to 3 months of rent. 
Several guidelines apply for those who qualify. It is required for individuals to fill out a state of 
emergency relief (SER) form through the Department of Human Services (DHS), then receive a 
decision notice. Individuals must have proof of income to show sustainability as well as a late 
notice or eviction notice.
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Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is a program that offers housing assistance to 
low-income veterans to prevent eviction and to assist homeless veterans moving into an apart-
ment.Those who qualify also will receive case management, access to personal financial planning, 
health care referrals, and benefits assistance.

The Salvation Army of Monroe County 
815 E. First 
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-0440
Website: www.samonroe.org 
Rental and mortgage assistance is available based upon funding availability. MI Dept. of Human 
Services decision notice is required. Maximum assistance is up to one month's rent and client 
must have balance paid or committed before funds are released. 

The Salvation Army Harbor Light
3580 S. Custer 
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-242-5050
Limited assistance for individuals who have completed the in-patient program. 

Monroe Community Mental Health
1001 S. Raisinville 
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-243-7340
First month's rent may be available through the Balance of State Fund through the State for 
persons with a documented diagnosis of a mental illness.

Veteran's Trust Fund 
29 Washington 
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-240-7359
Limited assistance to veterans who have had wartime service. Must have eviction 
notice and ability to pay in the future. 

Council of Churches
C/O Randy Umfress
Phone:  734-777-0917
Limited, one-time assistance.

St. Michael's & St. Vincent dePaul
510 W. Front 
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-8645
Limited assistance with rent or mortgage payments, typically paying only a small portion. 

St. John's & St. Vincent dePaul
511 S. Monroe 
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-8910
Limited assistance with rent or mortgage payments, typically paying only a small portion.

St. Mary's & St. Vincent dePaul
127 N. Monroe 
Monroe, MI  48162
Phone: 734-241-9067
Limited assistance with rent or mortgage payments, typically paying only a small portion.

Monroe Missionary Baptist 
14260 S. Dixie Hwy.
Monroe MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-6860
Limited assistance with rent or mortgage payments, typically paying only a small portion. 


OAKLAND COUNTY

Rochester Area Neighborhood House   (RANH)                   
1234 Inglewood                      
Rochester, MI  48307                        
Phone: 248-651-5836         
Website:  www.ranh.org                               
Helps prevents eviction for those in Auburn Hills, Lakeville, Leonard, Oakland Twp., Rochester 
& Rochester Hills. 

Jewish Family Services/Housing Association of 
Metropolitan Detroit / Jewish Family Service
27777 Franklin    Suite #170
Southfield, MI  48034
Phone: 248-592-2300   800-458-0404
&
6555 W. Maple 
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: 248-592-2300
Website: www.jfsdetroit.org 

Neighbor for Neighbor       
P.O. Box 235
Davisburg, MI  48350
&
HART Community Center
495 Broadway
Davisburg, MI  48350
Phone: 248-634-0900
Email:  nfninc@netzero.net
Website: http://www.neighborforneighbor.net/index.html
Housing assistance that services Davisburg, Groveland, Holly, Rose, Springfield and parts 
of Independence Twp. and White Lake Twp.

Oxford / Orion FISH      
487 First 
Oxford Twp., MI  48371
Phone: 248-628-3933
Email:  oxfordorionfish@gmail.com
Website:  http://oxfordorionfish.org
In consort with other agencies, serves those in need in a very specific geographic area which 
includes the villages of Oxford, and Lake Orion and their townships, parts of Leonard, Lakeville, 
Addison and Oakland townships. Financial assistance to help pay eviction notices.  

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    1-800-482-9250 Toll Free
Email: info@olhsa.org 
&
South Office (Oakland County)
1956 Hilton 
Ferndale, MI  48220-1719
Phone:  248-542-5860
Email: info@olhsa.org 
&
OLHSA (Livingston County)
2300 E. Grand River   Suite 107 
Howell, MI  48843-7574
Phone:  517-546-8500
Email: livingston@olhsa.org
Website: http://olhsa.org/complete-services#Education
Emergency Rent or Mortgage Assistance
OLHSA can provide federal funds for a one-time shelter payment in SE Oakland County. 
OLHSA is able to provide financial assistance to low-income residents of SE Oakland 
County to respond to homeless prevention needs that can-not be covered by the State 
Emergency Relief Program of the Department of Human Services. Assistance may be 
provided for rent or move-in costs. 
Foreclosure Prevention and Property Tax Delinquency 
Education
Foreclosure education and counseling, including information on alternatives to foreclosure. 
Please download and complete the packet on the website, make copies of requested docu-
ments, then scan and email to housingcounseling@olhsa.org  
Home Ownership Counseling and Assistance
Our Homebuyer's Education classes provide information on budgeting, credit, mortgage 
approval and mortgage closing. We also offer one-on-one foreclosure and credit counseling 
services.
Financial Management Education
An educational course designed for adults called "Your Money & Your Life". 
Among the topics covered: Credit, Budgeting and Managing Debt, Avoiding Money Traps, 
Understanding Taxes,Taking Advantage of Public Benefits, and Using Financial Institutions.

Oakland County’s Community & Home Improvement Division          
Phone: 248-858-1891 for a confidential appointment.
Website: http://www.advantageoakland.com/CPHA/CPHAHousing/Pages/
CPHACounseling.aspx
Are you a month or more behind in your mortgage or know someone who is? Help is available 
NOW to keep most families in their homes.There is no charge or fee for this service. Oakland 
County certified housing counselors will find the right solution for your individual circumstan-
ces. They provide FREE counseling on housing matters like Preventing Mortgage Default, 
ReverseMortgages for Seniors, Tenant/Landlord Issues, and Fair Housing Practices.hey provide
FREE counseling on housing matters like Preventing Mortgage Default, Reverse Mortgages for 
Seniors,Tenant/Landlord Issues, and Fair Housing Practices..

Open Door Outreach Center
7140 Cooley Lake 
Waterford, MI 48327
Phone: 248-360-4977  
Website: https://opendooroutreachcenter.com
We service families in Waterford, White Lake, West Bloomfield, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake, 
Sylvan Lake, Commerce, Walled Lake, Wolverine Lake and parts of Wixom. Referrals from 
other agencies are also accepted. Families who live outside of our service area will find some 
help and referrals to agencies in their home area.
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Open Door provides financial assistance, referrals to other collaborative nonprofits and emotional 
support to families experiencing emergency utility or housing needs, as funding permits. We meet 
with people and learn they are often facing evictions, utility shutoffs, car breakdowns or medical 
problems. When funding is available, we provide people with support - and we also collaborate with 
many other church partners to secure additional funding to prevent a crisis. In addition, we help with 
referrals to other area services.

Community Services of Oakland
345 E. Nine Mile 
Ferndale, MI  48220
Phone: 248-542-5860
Financial assistance for property taxes is available for low-income residents of Southern 
Oakland County. Other resources must be exhausted and eligibility for State Emergency 
Relief determined by the Dept. of Human Resources. Call for further info and to make an 
appointment. 

LIGHTHOUSE
Mailing Address:
46156 Woodward Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48342
Phone: 248-920-6000
&
South Oakland Shelter
18505 W. 12 Mile 
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
Phone: 248-920-6000 x5500
Website: https://www.southoaklandshelter.org/what-we-do
Direct Services:
Our Direct Services program helps people with basic needs. We provide a continuum of 
services that begins with short-term emergency food, utility and rental assistance. We 
also provide referrals to outside agencies for additional help and assist families with long-
term planning and budgeting to achieve family stabilization. Lighthouse also offers case 
management for long term support to stabilize families.

HERE TO HELP FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 480
Royal Oak, MI  48068
Website: https://www.heretohelpfoundation.org/activek/Who-Can-We-Help--c3
Offers the Lets Keep the Lights On program as well as water utility assistance. Open to 
Wayne County & Oakland County.

THE PHILIP HOUSE MISSION
30800 Northwestern Hwy.  Suite 221 
Farmington Hills, MI  48334
Phone: 248-532-0023 
Email: info@thephiliphousemission.org 
Website: www.thephiliphousemission.org
Housing Placement Assistance and Referral Services:
1. Assist eligible clients in connecting with available housing and identifying
    housing resources.
2. Assist eligible clients with applying for rental subsidies and other financial
    assistance needed to assist with their housing placement.
3. Assists participating clients by advocating on their behalf with landlords
    and property owners.
4. Refers participating clients to additional supportive services.
5. Maintain contact with clients to assure housing is secure and maintained.

Community Sharing Outreach Center
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 405
Highland, MI  48357
&
Duck Lake Center
5061 N. Duck Lake
Highland, MI  48357
Phone: 248-889-0347
Email: info@community-sharing.org
Website: https://www.community-sharing.org/get-help
Emergency funds for eviction possible.


WASHTENAW COUNTY

Housing Assistance: Housing Access for Washtenaw County
Email: HAWC_Washtenaw@usc.salvationarmy.org
Website: http://www.housingaccess.net
Visit the Housing Access for Washtenaw County (HAWC) website. If you are homeless 
or experiencing a housing crisis, please call 734-961-1999.  HAWC is Washtenaw County’s 
central intake for individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. 
The central intake is the single point of entry for all emergency shelters and housing re-
sources that are available to serve people experiencing homelessness in the county. Resi-
dents of Washtenaw County may call HAWC for housing assistance, information and/or 
referral. Please note: there is a severe shortage of housing resources in Washtenaw Co.
and HAWC is not able to help all people who are experiencing a housing crisis.

Thrift Shop Association of Ann Arbor
3530 Washtenaw
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-662-6771
Emergency financial assistance primarily for housing crisis. Maximum amount of $300. 
Help is limited to just once a calendar year. Ann Arbor School district resident only and 
must have an advocate/counselor.  

Veteran Services
2155 Hogback 
P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI  48107-8645
Phone: 734-973-4540
Assists veterans and/or dependents to secure potential entitlements from federal, state 
and local government sources based on honorable military service. 

The Salvation Army of Washtenaw County
100 Arbana Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
Phone: 734-668-8353
Website:  www.salmich.org

SOS Community Services
101 S. Huron
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone:  734-485-8730
Website:  https://soscs.org/what-we-do-2
Support for Families in Public Housing:
SOS works with the Ann Arbor Public Housing Commission to help prevent homelessness 
for residents who have section 8—housing choice voucher. This voucher allows residents 
to receive housing assistance so they remained housed. SOS helps to prevent evictions for 
residents by helping with grievance procedures, paperwork, and utility resources.
Entry into these programs is based on referrals from the local public housing commissions.

Faith in Action 
603 S. Main 
Chelsea, MI  48118 
Phone: 734-475-3305
Website: https://www.faithinaction1.org/programs-services
Income qualified families are eligible to receive help when they have received a shut-off notice 
or notice to quit/eviction. 

AID IN MILAN
89 W. Main 
Milan, MI  48160
Phone: 734-439-8420 
Email: info@aidinmilan.org
Website: www.aidinmilan.org 
Aid in Milan provides financial assistance for emergency needs such as rent & water assistance 
is available to qualified residents of the Milan Area School District and the 48160 zip code. Call 
us for more information. In addition to submitting a completed intake form, you need to provide:
         (such as a recent utility bill or a lease agreement)
         SSI deposits, or DHHS determination paperwork)

Saline Area Social Services 
224 W. Michigan Ave.
Saline, MI 48176
Phone: 734-429-4570
Website: https://salinesocialservice.com/get-food/how-we-can-help
Our mission is to help our struggling neighbors within the Saline Area School 
District by providing them the extra aid, tools and resources to help improve 
their lives. Rent assistance, in emergency situations only.

HOPE Medical Clinic
Two clinics in Ypsilanti and Wayne
Phone: 734-710-6688  
Email:  mdekker@thehopeclinic.org
Website:  www.thehopeclinic.org
Provides limited assistance to help keep people in their homes or to help in emergency 
situations.


FORECLOSURE 

U-SNAP-BAC Community Development Corp.
Phone: 313-640-1100
&
Mission of Peace Community Development Corp.
Phone: 313-872-2900
&
United Community Housing Coalition
Phone: 313-963-3310
&
Southwest Housing Solutions
Phone: 313-841-9641

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Corporate Office
2121 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI  48192
Phone:  734-284-6999
Website: www.waynemetro.org
Has Foreclosure Intervention Specialists who work to help homeowners explore their options 
in regards to foreclosure problems.

Detroit Home Ownership Preservation Enterprise
Phone: 888-995-4673
A collaboration of banks, nonprofit's and government, provides assistance to DETROIT 
residents.

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Phone: 866-946-7432
Website:  www.michigan.gov/mshda
Has a hotline to assist homeowners statewide who are at-risk of foreclosure.






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Listed below are Resources for help with COVID19 and 
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Listed further below are the USUAL Resources available 
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ALL COUNTIES!

NEW!!
MSHDA has created the following website for the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance 
(CERA) program, www.michigan.gov/cera . Once funding is appropriated for the program, 
they intend to update this webpage with additional information.

A Covid-19 Fund has been established to help agencies in Michigan, provide services 
to those who have been affected by the Covid-19 virus. If you or someone you know 
has been affected by Covid-19 and needs help please reach out to the Salvation Army, 
Plymouth Community United Way, or St. Vincent DePaul local counsel for a Covid-19 
referral application. 
You'll find their contact info BELOW under the REGULAR LISTINGS FOR HELP! 


DETROITERS & WAYNE COUNTY: 

Mayor Mike Duggan said the State of Michigan provided the city with $6.4 million in 
Federal novel coronavirus relief funds that can be used to help pay back rent, bring-
ing the amount of federal rental assistance Detroit has received to $11.5 million.
The new grants will become available Thursday, 7/17/20.
To qualify, tenants must meet income eligibility requirements and must have received 
a public record showing that they are facing eviction. Qualifying public records include 
a notice to quit, summons or judgment. The income eligibility varies by family size, but 
a household with four people and a total income of up to $70,900 will qualify for assist-
ance, said Donald Rencher, the city's director of Housing and Revitalization.To find out 
more about the program, call 866-313-2520 or visit www.detroitevictionhelp.com.

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency                  
Corporate Office:
7310 Woodward Ave., Suite 800
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-873-5000   City of Detroit ONLY call:  313-388-9799  
Email: WMConnectCenter@waynemetro.org
Website: https://www.waynemetro.org/housing-and-food-assistance
Wayne Metro offers services to Wayne County residents who are experiencing 
(or are at risk of) homelessness, and those with limited access to healthy food. 
Our programs can connect you to emergency shelters, help you find and prepare 
for employment, assist with rent payments to prevent homelessness, ensure your 
children receive high-quality education and nutritional meals, and more. Please 
contact us directly to learn what programs you and your family are eligible to par-
ticipate in. Currently has funding for COVID19 help from the government!

United Community Housing Coalition
220 Bagley  #224
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 355-3352
Email:  eviction@uchcdetroit.org
Website: www.uchcdetroit.org 
Has prioritized assistance for Detroit tenants who receive eviction notices. 

Westland Rent / Mortgage Relief Fund 
36300 Warren 
Westland, MI  48185
Phone: 734-793-9399
Email: mapostle@cityofwestland.com   Matt Apostle 
Website: https://cityofwestland.submittable.com/submit/
167342/rent-mortgage-relief-fund
Westland Rent/Mortgage Relief Fund is a program to assist low-moderate Income families 
whose income has been negatively affected by COVID-19. The City will provide up to three 
months of emergency rent or mortgage payments for households whose income has been 
affected by COVID-19 due to job loss, reduction of working hours or medical costs. Prefer-
ence is given to applicants who deferred rent/mortgage payments during the moratorium. 
Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications will be accep=
ted until all grant funds are depleted.  


LENAWEE COUNTY 

Lenawee Community Action 
1040 S. Winter   #2023
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone: 517-263-7861  800-438-1845
Website: https://www.caajlh.org/veteran-families-supportive-services
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program works to help homeless 
or near homeless Veterans, both individuals and families, get access to housing and 
services. The program serves Veterans in Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale counties.
The goal of the program is to promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran
 families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. 
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICES, YOU MUST:
1.  Be a Veteran, or member of a family, in which the head of household, 
     or spouse of the head of household, is a Veteran
2.  Be a Veteran who was not dishonorably discharged
3.  Have a household median income not exceeding 50% of area median income
4.  Be homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness


MACOMB COUNTY 

MACOMB COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
21885 Dunham    Suite  #10
Clinton Township, MI  48036
Phone: 586-469-6999
Email: mcacenters@macombgov.org
Website: https://mca.macombgov.org

Samaritan House
62324 Van Dyke
Washington, MI 48094
Phone: 586-336-9956 
Website: https://www.samaritanhousemichigan.org/services
Shelter Assistance 
Shelter Assistance provides financial help to avoid eviction, or for payment 
of the first month's rent on move in.

Community Housing Network, Inc.
5505 Corporate Suite 300
Troy, MI 48098
Phone: 248-824-7314 
Email: mctbra@chninc.net
Website: https://www.chninc.org
Do you live in Macomb County and are you looking for help with your rental arrears 
or have you found a rental unit and need help with security deposit and rent? The 
Macomb County Emergency HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) prog-
ram may be able to help!  Macomb County Emergency HOME TBRA provides finan-
cial assistance to low-income individuals and families in Macomb County who are 
experiencing a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review the 
eligibility requirements as well as the required documents. To apply, complete the 
tenant application and have the landlord, property manager, or owner complete the 
Owner Certification. Completed applications will be processed on a first-come, first-
serve basis.


OAKLAND COUNTY

Oakland County residents who have fallen behind on their rent, mortgage or utility 
payments because of a lost job or other income reduction due to the COVID-19 
pandemic may be eligible for a one-time grant of up to $15,000 per household. 

The Rent, Mortgage & Utility Relief Program for Citizens will pay up to three months 
of past-due rent, housing or utility bills for low income Oakland County residents who 
have been unable to pay their bills because of a financial hardship directly related to 
the pandemic. 

Applications for the program can be found at www.oakgov.com/COVID and will be accepted beginning July 1, 2020 through August 31. A second phase begins October 1 to November 
30, 2020. A complete list detailing the eligibility requirements  for the grants is found at
www.oakgov.com/covid.

Residents of 53 Oakland County communities that participate in the county’s community development block grant program are eligible to apply. Residents of Farmington Hills, 
Royal Oak, Southfield and Waterford Township are NOT eligible as those communities 
receive funds directly from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 
Lake Angelus, Novi Township, Southfield Township and Bingham Farms do not partici-
pate in the block grant program. Questions, applications and supporting documentation 
can be submitted by email to OCHousingRelief@oakgov.com. Residents can also request 
an application be mailed to them by calling 248-858-0730 or picked up at: 

Neighborhood House
1720 S. Livernois
Rochester Hills, MI  48307
Phone: 248-651-5836 #0   Ask for a Case Manager
Email: dianne@ranh.org
Website: www.ranh.org
The Neighborhood House has received funds from the United Way to assist with rent 
and/or lot rent or  car repair for those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 shut-
down.

Assistance for Royal Oak Renters  
The  City Commission has entered into contract with the South Oakland Shelter and 
Legal Aid and Defender Association to operate a rental assistance program on behalf 
of the city. The program is designed to keep low and moderate income Royal Oak ren-
ters from being evicted. Many households have experienced a loss of employment or 
significant income due to COVI 19. Renters may be eligible for financial assistance for 
unpaid rent and/or utilities dating back no more than three months. Payments are made 
directly to landlords.
People in need of help may contact either of the below organizations.
South Oakland Shelter   Phone: 248-920-6000
Legal Aid & Defender Association  Phone: 313- 967-5555
Email: royaloakcares@ladadetroit.org 


WASHTENAW COUNTY:  

Washtenaw County Barrier Busters 
415 W Michigan Ave.  2nd Floor
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-544-6748 
Website: https://www.washtenaw.org/588/Barrier-Busters
Barrier Busters is a group of 90+ social service agencies committed to improving 
services for Washtenaw County residents in need. Each member agency identifies 
a “Barrier Buster” who is an agency's point of contact and facilitates collaborative 
case management between member agencies. To serve residents in need, member 
agencies have access to the "Barrier Busters Emergency Unmet Needs" Fund - pub-
lic and private funds that provides social workers, case managers, and other direct 
service providers access to emergency assistance funds for clients.This fund pro-
vides agencies an efficient way to prevent evictions and utility shut-offs; and assist 
with other emergency costs that threaten residents’ housing and financial stability.  
Residents in need work with their existing provider to access financial assistance.
Please see the Provider List!  
Website: https://www.washtenaw.org/2818/Barrier-Buster-Agency-Provider-List


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