Help Paying Rent In Michigan

Help Paying Rent Guide In Michigan

Emergency Rental Assistance Programs include the government ERAP programs that provide financial assistance to help households pay for rent and utilities.

In addition to ERAPs, there are a number of other resources available to renters who are struggling to afford their rent. These resources include:

- Rental assistance programs from non-profit organizations
- State and local government programs
- Utility assistance programs

Top Tips

When contacting a non-profit organization for rental assistance, be sure to ask about the following:

- Eligibility requirements: Who is eligible for rental assistance from the organization?
- Application process: How do you apply for rental assistance?
- Types of assistance offered: Does the organization offer one-time assistance, ongoing assistance, or both?
- How much assistance is offered: How much money can you receive in rental assistance?
- Other resources: Does the organization offer any other resources that may be helpful to you, such as food assistance, job training, or childcare assistance?

Qualification Information

To qualify for rental assistance programs from non-profit organizations in Michigan, you will typically need to meet the following criteria:

- You must be a renter who is struggling to afford your rent.
- You must have a household income below a certain level, which varies depending on the program.
- You may also need to meet other requirements, such as having a valid Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), or being a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant.

Some non-profit organizations may also have additional requirements, such as:
- You must have been evicted from your home in the past 90 days.
- You must have a disability.
- You must be a veteran.
- You must be a senior citizen.

To apply for a rental assistance program from a non-profit organization, you will typically need to complete an application and provide documentation of your income, assets, and household composition. You may also need to provide a copy of your lease agreement and proof of any financial hardship that you are experiencing.

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Michigan Statistics

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  • Number of cities 119
  • Assitance Resources 160

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Michigan Dept of Human Services Muskegon County

2700 Baker Street, Muskegon, MI - 49444

Christian Neighbors - Rent Assistance

282 12th Street, Plainwell, MI - 49080

Gogebic County DHS Bessemer

301 E. Lead St, Bessemer, MI - 49911

Michigan Dept of Human Services Oceana County

4081 West Polk Road, Hart, MI - 49420

Emergency Needs and Homeless Prevention Program Eightcap - Gratiot County

525 North State Street Suite 2, Alma, MI - 48801

Faith in Action Housing Programs

603 South Main Street, Chelsea, MI - 48118

Oscoda DHS Mio Michigan

200 W. Fifth St., Mio, MI - 48647

Lenawee County DHS - Adrian MI

1040 S. Winter St., Adrian, MI - 49221

Hope Medical Clinic, Inc.

518 Harriet St, Ypsilanti, MI - 48198