The Housing and Revitalization Department supports the development, rehabilitation, and preservation of affordable housing in the City of Detroit. For more information, call 313-224-6380.
The Detroit Housing Network is comprised of several community organizations that provide a variety of housing services to residents, including financial and mortgage counseling and property tax and home repair assistance.
Eviction Prevention and Legal Assistance
Several agencies in Detroit provide legal assistance to low-income households facing eviction and other issues. Organizations to call include the United Community Housing Coalition (313-963-3310), Lakeshore Legal Aid (888-783-8190), and the Legal Aid and Defender Association (313-967-5800).
Several agencies in the Detroit area provide housing counselors that can help you connect to resources. A certified housing counselor can help you understand your rights, get ready to purchase a home, and identify additional assistance you may be eligible for.
No-interest home repair loans are available for eligible households. The City of Detroit also operates programs to ensure lead hazards are removed from homes.
The Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit works to make sure residents have equal access to housing and are not discriminated against based on their identity. They provide housing assistance and counseling, as well as assistance to those pursuing legal cases related to fair housing issues. For more information, call 313-579-3247.
Access emergency shelter by contacting CAM Detroit. Call CAM Detroit at (313) 305-0311. For the most up to date information on CAM hours, visit www.camdetroit.org. In-person services are available for veterans at 4646 John R. St., Red Tower, 2nd Floor, Detroit MI 48201.
Wayne Metro offers multiple programs to assist residents with paying their water bills and other utilities. To learn more, call 313-388-9799. The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) also works with partners to distribute utilities assistance to households in need. To contact THAW, call 1-800-866-8429.
Make It Home (MIH) is a home-purchase program that gives tenants living in foreclosed homes the option to purchase their home before the foreclosure auction. Call United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) at (313) 405-7726. UCHC also offers counseling and homeowner solutions for those who might be at risk of foreclosure.
City/County programs can help income eligible homeowners reduce current and back taxes. You must re-apply annually.
Michigan 211 is a free service available 24 hours a day. By calling 211, you can connect with a staff member, who will help direct you to resources in your community. They can connect you to a variety of resources, including food, help with housing, assistance paying bills, etc.
The Detroit Housing Commission operates affordable for low- and moderate-income Detroiters. The DHC also operates waitlists for its properties. For more information, call the DHC Administrative Office at 313-877-8000 or the Assisted Housing (Section 8) Customer Service Center at 313-877-8807.
Project Clean Slate is a free City of Detroit program that helps residents expunge criminal convictions and improve access to better employment, housing, and educational opportunities.
CRIO's Civil Rights team investigates discrimination complaints and provides language and translation services. It also houses the Office of Disability Affairs for the City of Detroit.