Are you currently experiencing homelessness or housing instability? Help is available. You don’t need to have income or meet other requirements in order to receive help.
Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Just call, text, or search online and we’ll get you connected.
Call: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-887-1107
Text: Send your zip code to “898211”
Online: www.mi211.org (Live chat available)
Community Housing Connect
This tool is available for family households. After completing a brief online questionnaire, a team member will support you in securing stable housing and/or employment of your choosing. The site also contains information and links to other resources and services, particularly for veterans and youth.
The largest resource for affordable apartments, condos, houses, and townhouses, including section8 rental housing and housing agency waiting lists nationwide. (Formerly the Michigan Housing Locator.)
Michigan COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA)
The COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program is designed to keep Michigan residents who fell behind on their rent and/or utilities during COVID-19 in their homes. It provides COVID Emergency Relief Assistance (CERA) for housing (rent), utility, and internet assistance to qualifying individuals or families. (Please review the eligibility and documentation requirements before beginning this application.)
Tips to Help Your Search
– Keep your important documents, such as birth certificates, social security number, photo IDs, and proof of income (pay stubs) safe.
– Keep track of who you contact for help. You may have to “verify homelessness” by having professionals who can vouch that you were experiencing homelessness.
– When you get housing, you’ll need your important identification documents to verify your identity. Not having them on hand or needing to request copies can significantly delay the process.