Michigan renters facing eviction can still find help
Renters across Michigan experiencing pandemic-related financial
hardships may be wondering where to turn or how to avoid
being evicted since the Eviction Diversion Program (EDP)
ended last year.
The good news is a new rental assistance program is currently being
developed, and as we wait for that program to be finalized, the
Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has
other rental assistance options that Michigan residents can
immediately take advantage of today.
This free service helps those in need connect with community
resources and organizations offering health and human services
assistance, including eviction prevention.
The Emergency Solutions
Grant (ESG) Program.
The ESG program provides funding to community organizations to
help those experiencing homelessness.
United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s 2-1-1 team serves
the counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, Monroe and
Washtenaw. Residents in these areas can connect with Michigan
2-1-1 by calling 211 or 1-800-552-1183.
Housing Assessment and Resource
Agencies (HARAs) across Michigan can also help
residents see if the ESG program is right for them. HARAs in
Southeastern Michigan are immediately available to help renters
having trouble paying rent:
Water Center for Independent Living
Please contact (810) 648-2555 or
Macomb Homeless Coalition
Please contact (586) 213-5757 or visit
Monroe County Opportunity Program
Please contact (734) 241-2775 or
Community Housing Network - Housing Resource Center
Please contact (248) 269-1335 or
The Salvation Army
Please contact (734) 961-1999 or
Detroit / Highland Park / Hamtramck:
Southwest Counseling Solutions
Please contact (313) 305-0311 or
or visit detroitevictionhelp,com
Wayne County outlying areas:
Wayne Metropolitan CAA
Contact (734) 284-6999 or visit