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248-928-0111 Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM
440 Burroughs St., Detroit, MI 48202, or 5505 Corporate Drive, Troy, MI 48089
A nonprofit that provides housing and resources to people who live in southeast Michigan who are homeless/facing homelessness, disabled, and/or have low income.
This is a PDF of federal housing resources, primarily for homeless people, as well as information about Michigan specific supportive housing resources and other federal programs such as SSI/SSDI.
313-964-4320, open 24 hours
1777 N. Rademacher, Detroit, MI 48209
This agency helps people with people who are seeking asylum from around the world in the United States and Canada. They help to connect people to permanent, unsubsidized housing. Affirmative cases are granted asylum, where they are given legal aid and job placement upon living in the Freedom House.
248-332-1300, Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-4:00PM, Friday 9:00AM-12:00PM
333 North Perry Street, Pontiac, MI 48342
A nonprofit that helps people who have low income furnish their homes. In order to purchase furniture, you must have a referral. Some places you can call for referrals are Lighthouse at 248-920-6000 (9:30AM-3:00PM Monday-Friday), People’s Outreach at 313-870-9422 (11:00AM-3:00PM Monday-Thursday), God’s Old school Ministries at 313-368-1150, or any Department of Human Services agency.
800-422-4828 or 313-521-6691 for Detroit’s location
14325 Jane Ave, Detroit, MI 48205
Habitat for Humanity provides a variety of community services, such as neighborhood revitalization, building and repairing new homes for families, providing restored and affordable furniture, financial education, home construction, natural disaster relief, and housing support for the elderly.
email@example.com (open 24/7)
A nonprofit that offers a variety of services, such as emergency financial support that includes help with energy bills, car repairs, furniture, and more. Email is the best way to contact them.
In order to qualify, you must be living in Wayne or Oakland County and have a state ID or license with your current address, and cannot be a contributing cause to your own emergency. Help provided cannot be a temporary solution, meaning that after receiving services, you will be able to continue to cover your expenses. A police report is needed if the state of your emergency was caused by a crime, and services cannot be provided if a problem is still being actively disputed (such as a landlord makes a mistake on your bill). If you are capable of working, you must be employed and be able to provide four weeks of pay stubs at your current job.
If you qualify and are seeking assistance with rent, your current income must be enough to cover your monthly expenses. This means that if you need help with security deposit or move in costs, only apply after you have been approved to move in. If you receive rental assistance already, such as Section 8, do not apply until your place of living has been approved by your rental assistance, and that the place of residence has passed inspection. Unfortunately, they cannot assist unless their help will be able to zero the balance owed. You cannot owe money to your previous landlord and seek money to help pay your prior landlord. Current utility bills must also be up to date. It is suggested that State Emergency relief may be able to assist you if you have an eviction, so reach out to them if that is what you need assistance with.
Given the complexity of who can qualify for assistance through this program, it is recommended you look at the website provided, and reach out to them by phone or email to confirm that you qualify.
A website where people can locate housing based on rent, accessibility, type of housing, and other options.
Lakeshore Legal Services
A nonprofit law firm that helps people who are low income, seniors, or survivors of domestic violence or assault.
A nonprofit dedicated to helping people in Michigan with HIV get access to healthcare, medication, counseling, and other essential services.
A group dedicated to providing Michigan residents with legal support, such as those who are facing eviction. Their website has several self-help guides when navigating legal systems. Their website covers things such as housing, debt, public assistance, crime, taxes, immigration, and more.
A fully comprehensive guide to subsidized housing in Michigan, provided by Michigan Legal Help.
3028 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
MSHDA provides a wide variety of resources and loans to help people achieve and maintain home ownership. Through their website people can find information about financial assistance, rules and regulations for landlords and developers, and homelessness assistance.
A fully comprehensive guide to different programs available through MSHDA.
NID Housing is a HUD-approved program that helps people through different housing processes, such as applying for rentals, mortatages, and even selling property. These counseling programs are very low to no cost.
An organization that offers advocacy and legal support for LGBT people, people with HIV, and people who are aging adults. In particular, they help people access the care and housing that they need.
313-305-0311 9:00AM-6:00PM Monday-Friday, 10:00AM-3:00PM Saturday
A large network of services meant to help people who are homeless or facing homelessness find shelter and housing. They help with financial assistance, emergency housing, transitional housing, eviction prevention, and more. Calling this number will connect you with a specialist where an intake will be taken over the phone. If no one answers, you may have to call again. Their hours are 9AM-6PM Monday-Friday, 10AM-3PM on Saturday, closed Sunday.
Homeless Veteran Hotline (CAM)
This hotline can connect homeless veterans to transitional housing, emergency shelter, case management services, and financial assistance. Call this number at 8AM-6PM Sunday-Saturday.
313-224-6380 or 866-313-2520 8:30AM – 4:30PM Monday-Friday
Housing and Revitalization Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 2 Woodward Avenue - Suite 908 Detroit, MI 48226
A program to help people facing eviction who have received a notice to quit, a court order summons, complaint or judgement. Renters will qualify based on family size and income. Call 888-783-8190 for support outside of the Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park areas.
Over 50 locations available, call for the appropriate one for you
A large variety of resources and services are available through CARES, such as water, energy, housing, community, and food assistance, and children, family, job, education services, and more.
313-883-2277 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday
firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-883-2277 ex.401 for a outreach specialist
11850 Woodrow Wilson St, Detroit, MI 48206
Cass provides a variety of supportive services based in Detroit, including providing housing to people who are disabled and/or homeless, emergency shelter, helping with food scarcity, job programs, free health clinic, and more. Cass has a variety of permanent supportive housing options for families and individuals. Reach out to the housing specialist for more information about accessing permanent supportive housing. Go through the CAM hotline at 313-305-0311 to access shelter, or other services.
313-883-2277 ex.500 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday
11745 Rosa Parks Blvd. Detroit, MI 48206
Cass House is confidential permanent supportive housing for people living with HIV and mental illness. Residents are provided with meals, extensive case management, and have access to helpful staff 24/7. Cass House cannot be visited without going through the intake process first. Referrals are done through the CAM hotline at 313-305-0311, or call one of the numbers listed for Cass.
313-877-8807 8:30AM-3:00PM Monday-Friday, or administration at 313-877-8000 9:00AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday
2211 Orleans, Detroit, Michigan 48207, or Administration Building 1301 East Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan 48207
DHC provides extensive information about housing programs and affordable housing development in the Detroit Metropolitan area.
313-993-4700 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday
150 Stimson Street, Detroit, MI 48201
Detroit Rescue Mission provides emergency shelter, warming centers, permanent housing, and substance use recovery assistance, including counseling and detoxification. There are several locations that provide services for men and women.
313-397-2372, 24 Hours
14750 Saint Marys St, Detroit, Michigan 48227
This housing project is transitional housing for homeless veterans. They work with the VA to assist people in getting the resources and skills necessary to find employment. Housing is drug free, and usually for those who are living with mental illness. Other services offered include emergency shelter, mental health support and substance use recovery. Clients have their mental health assessed and are referred out for further treatment when they enter into the transitional housing.
Housing Assistance Payment Initiative (HAPI)
Provides financial assistance for low income households, including single persons, for those who rent from the private housing market in Wayne County. You may be placed on a waiting list for services. Services typically start with an intake, and then you will be assigned a housing specialist.
A nonprofit that can help with financial burdens such as car repairs
313-964-3666 or 313-484-4449
3701 Miracles Blvd. Suite 101 Detroit, MI 48201
HAND provides information about permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing, and other services for those who are homeless. They also coordinate services between other agencies dedicated to helping people who are homeless.
313-300-5672 (call or text)
A nonprofit dedicated to helping people in the Detroit area with HIV get access to healthcare, medication, counseling, and other essential services.
313-921-9422 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday, (313-305-0311 for CAM)
10100 Harper Ave. Detroit, MI 48213
Transitional housing for those with living with mental illness and recovering from substance use disorders. They have a re-entry program and homeless shelter, and provide counseling services for clients and the client’s loved ones. Referrals available only through the CAM hotline.
734-455-3670, 9:00AM-4:00PM Monday-Friday
1160 Sheridian, Plymouth, MI 48170
PHC manages Section 8 and subsidized housing in Plymouth. Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List for the Plymouth Housing Commission is currently closed indefinitely, however they may be able to help with other housing resources in Plymouth.
313-231-6049 (P. Simmons), 1-800-241-4949 (Detroit Wayne Integrated Health) 9:00 AM-5:00PM Monday-Saturday
19436 Packard St. Detroit, MI 48234
This program offers transitional housing for those recovering from substance use disorders. They have six additional locations around the Detroit area, five of which are for men, and one is for people who are LGBT. After calling Mr. Simmons, he will direct you to call Detroit Wayne Integrated Health.
313-252-1950 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday
77 Victor Street, Highland Park MI 48203
Provides a variety of social services for LGBTIA+ youth and young adults, including housing and temporary shelter, trauma informed care, and access to health and wellness related services.
DHC written guide to Section 8 housing in Detroit.
A tool used to determine Section 8 eligibility.
248-640-0352, or 313-841-3727 for Housing Solutions 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday
Housing Solutions 1920 25th Street, Detroit, MI 48216
There are several more locations, call the first number to see which location is appropriate for your needs.
A nonprofit agency that offers a wide variety of services, such as affordable mental health services for all ages, including families, many services for homeless people, assistance for Veterans, workforce development resources including education, small business, homeownership financial assistance, and more.
313-396-5300 Eastern Market location, 734-324-8326 Southgate location, or 313-331-3435 East Detroit, or 888-813-8326 general inquiries (hours vary)
888-813-8326 for 24 hour emergency hotline
Emergency Shelter 3646 Mt Elliot Detroit, MI 48207
Eastern Market 2925 Russell St. Detroit, MI 48207
Southgate 14799 Dix-Toledo Rd. Southgate, MI 48195
East Team Wellness Center 6309 Mack Ave. Detroit MI, 48207
Team Wellness has several locations, all of which have many different services. Services range from emergency shelter, mental health support, peer support, re-entry programs, employment programs, 24 hour crisis support, dental care, and more. Emergency shelter is provided to those who show up by 7:00PM if there is space available, and/or a free dinner if people show up by 5:00PM. No identification is necessary.
313-963-3310 or 313-355-3352 (eviction prevention hotline) 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday
2727 Second Ave, Suite 313 Detroit, MI 48201
An agency that helps maintain their housing, primarily by providing legal support. Renters can access services that help with tax foreclosure, homeowner solutions, housing relocation, advocacy, and legal assistance.
A subsidized housing guide available through CHN.
248-547-9500 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday or 248-565-3515 for emergency maintenance
415 Withington, Ferndale, MI 48220
FHC assists in providing affordable housing to Ferndale residents, including through Section 8. Email is the fastest way to contact them.
Main lines: 248-209-2600 or 248-542-5860
Emergency gas/electric support: 248-479-6516
Water utility support: 313-386-9727
Emergency nutritional support: 517-404-6020
Women, Infant, & Children (WIC): 877-526-2438
Early Childhood Enrollment: 248-935-1796 (north oakland), or 248-470-8019 (south oakland)
Veteran supportive services: 517-599-6954
An extensive nonprofit group that offers a collection of services throughout Oakland and Livingston County. These services include, but are not limited to housing services (homeownership education, foreclosure prevention and property tax delinquency, refrigerator replacement, support for veteran families, housing assistance for people with HIV, emergency mortgage or rent assistance, utility assistance, and weatherization assistance), economic security related programs, food assistance, homelessness case management and shelter referrals, child raising support, HIV supportive services, and many educational opportunities. Below are numbers you can call for assistance in specific areas.
248-338-4551 9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday
132 Franklin Boulevard, Pontiac, 48341
PHC provides housing through Section 8 and other supportive programs for residents of Pontiac. Section 8 eligibility is listed on the website.
211 Williams Street, Royal Oak, 48067
ROHC has signup for Section 8 and a list of affordable housing in Royal Oak available through their website.
586-791-7000 or 586-447-9124 for after hours
Public housing and Section 8 for residents of Clinton Township through the CTHC. They also oversee the public housing properties of 34987 Village Road, Clinton Township, 48035.
586-445-5099, 8:00AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday
15701 Nine Mile Road, Eastpointe, 48021
EHC has housing programs for those who live in Eastpointe, such as Section 8 and housing for seniors. They provide public housing, recreational centers, and have two senior housing centers as well. Residents must be 62+ years old. Applications are available online.
586-469-6999 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10, Clinton Township, 48036
MCA provides a wide variety of resources and services to those in Macomb County, such as senior assistance programs that cover transportation, a variety of nutritional needs, adult day center, housing maintenance, and assistance in getting mobility devices. There are also services to help children through early education and nutritional needs, and other programs involving home repair, transportation, weatherization assistance, emergency financial solutions, and more. Applicants must live in Macomb County.
586-749-6570 or 586-749-6570
30100 John Rivers, New Haven, 48048
NHHC helps residents find affordable housing through Section 8.
586-778-1360 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday
Through the RHC low income housing is available to those who live in Roseville, as well as neighborhood beautification programs.
586-773-9200 8:30AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday
1000 Blossom Heath Blvd. St. Clair Shores, 48080
SCSHC provides low income housing for St. Clair Shores residents, including housing specifically for disabled people and seniors. There are many housing options specifically for seniors to choose from. Section 8 Applicants can apply online through their website.
LPHC provides public housing for seniors and those with disabilities who live in Luna Pier. To begin the application process, applicants must call the number provided.
734-242-5880 8:30AM-12:00PM, 1:00PM-4:30PM Monday-Friday
MHA provides public housing and Section 8 housing to those living in Monroe County. People who qualify also have other opportunities, such as free lunches, community activities, senior legal services, summer programs for children, and more. For applicants who are looking for housing, they may be subject to a credit score check on the main income provider in a household, a rental history check on all adult household members, and a criminal background check on adult household members. Applicants will additionally be evaluated based on their history of meeting financial obligations, ability to maintain safe living conditions, history of alcohol use, history of complaints from neighbors. Applicants must have a social security card or be certified that they do not have one, must be within the low-income limit set by HUD, and every member in the household must be either a citizen, national, or an eligible immigrant.
ST CLAIR COUNTY
810-984-6430 7:30AM-5:00PM Monday-Thursday
905 Seventh St, Port Huron, 48060
PHHC provides public housing and Section 8 for those living in Port Huron, and eligibility for these programs is detailed on their website. There is also information about other services on their website, such as public computers and grants available to help improve people’s opportunities in life.
A comprehensive guide to the resources available to seniors and those with disabilities living in St Clair County.
For public housing:
10:00AM-12:00PM Monday & Thursday, 10:00AM-12:00PM first Friday every month, Wednesday by appointment
544 N. Saginaw Street, Suite 106, Lapeer 48446
For housing commission:
544 N. Saginaw Street, Suite 106, Lapeer 48446
810-245-4226 8:00AM-4:00PM Monday & Thursday, Wednesday by appointment
For housing choice voucher/Section 8:
810-664-059 or 810-245-4220
For housing improvement:
810-245-4226 8:00AM-4:00PM Monday & Thursday, Wednesday 8:00AM-12:00PM, 810-245-4212 for housing grants, 810-245-4221 for neighborhood development
544 N. Saginaw Street, Suite 109 Lapeer 48446
LPC is committed to providing safe and affordable housing for those who live in Lapeer County. It provides Section 8 housing, as well as provides public housing for seniors. It also offers a variety of loans that include a Neighborhood Enhancement Program, which can be used to provide money for driveways and roofs for single family homes that are 120% under the area’s median income, the Rural Development Housing Preservation Grant, which provides money to update aging parts of their home as long as they are at least within 80% of the average median income, other property improvement loans, rental assistance, and homebuyer assistance.
211 or 810-667-2912 Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM
3333 John Conley Dr, Ste 102 Lapeer 48446
United Way is now has a location in Lapeer County, providing things such as utility and rental assistance, housing, shelter, and more. Must directly call to start the process for getting assistance.
Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) Guide
The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program provides housing assistance to low income families and individuals. Section 8 vouchers allow recipients to choose housing that meets the program’s requirements. Typically, households with income that does not exceed 50% of the area’s median income will be eligible to apply. Contact a public housing agency (PHA) in order to apply for Section 8.
The PHA you go to will determine if you qualify, and an application will be provided to you. It is important to closely follow the instructions for the application and answer all required questions to ensure that the application is accepted. Ask a case manager or someone at the PHA if you need assistance acquiring the necessary information.
After a few months, the application is processed and applicants will be either accepted or put on a waiting list that can be up to one or two years. Once the Section 8 voucher is received, the family is only required to pay 30% of their income (or at least $50) for rent and utilities. The remaining costs are then covered up until a certain payment standard is met according to your PHA.
Any housing can be chosen, even one’s current residence, so as long as it meets program requirements. Housing must be of a reasonable size and rent, and must meet certain Housing Quality Standards (HQS). HQS are based off of basic sanitary needs (such as functional bathrooms, trash disposal, and running water), basic needs (air quality, electricity, lighting, access, temperature control, functional kitchen), and safety (smoke detectors, surrounding area, lead-free paint and, overall cleanliness).
Project-Based Housing is part of the Housing Choice Voucher Program, and it provides affordable housing in rental units that are privately owned. The rental assistance is applied to the property rather than the tenant, so if you move out, you no longer receive the subsidized housing. Similar to standard Section 8 vouchers, participants will only pay about 30% of the household’s gross income. Additionally, Project-Based Housing is also required to meet HQS.
To see if you qualify, contact your local PHA. You can apply to the individual properties that participate in the Project-Based Housing. There is often a waitlist, and like with all assistance programs, it’s important to stay in contact with the property manager and any relevant case managers to ensure that your application is efficiently processed.
Recipients of the HCV are able to use their voucher to buy a home and receive monthly financial assistance. Many times this includes a down payment grant and then help towards paying off a mortgage. As stated before, the home that is desired to purchase must meet HQS.
The family or individual receiving Section 8 must meet certain employment and income requirements (with the exception of elderly, and/or disabled people), be a first-time homeowner, complete a housing counseling program, and meet any additional requirements set by the agency or PHA. These details will vary depending on the PHA or agency participating, so it is important to reach out to the agencies available to you to see who will be the most helpful to you.
Accessing affordable housing can be a bit tricky to apply for, but it’s extremely helpful to those who receive it. Here are some tips that will help the process go by smoothly for you.
Stay in contact--make sure that you stay connected with people who are helping you apply for HCV, or your case manager if you have one. Respond to letters and calls as promptly as possible letters and calls sent out about HCV, particularly those about updates to the waitlist, or needs for further information are important. The people involved in your applications will not be able to help you find housing if they can’t reach you, and you may miss important updates, risk having your case closed, or get removed from the waitlist. Update your contact information as necessary. This is important not only for HCV related needs, but in general for accessing opportunities, such as employment, other housing options, medical services, and education.
Apply for an Earned Income Disregard (EID)--this will allow you to work without having to worry about your rent increasing for the first year you start working. For more details, contact your local PHA.
Keep everything on file--the information that you will need for the HCV application is important and similar to what many programs will ask you for. Hold onto this information in a secure place that is accessible for you, and include copies of any letters and applications you apply to for future reference.
Use everything you have access to--never be afraid to ask for help, and apply to multiple PHAs and agencies if necessary. They can help you apply, find and receive whatever services that you need, and walk you through how to apply for various applications.