Help with rent in Genesee County.

Genesee County families that are facing eviction can apply for rental assistance. Both non-profit organizations as well as government agencies such as Human Services will offer eligible residents with cash grants for expenses ranging from security deposits to back rent.

Any type of financial aid is limited. Tenants who are struggling should request help for paying their housing expenses as soon as possible, before they have a pay or quit notice from their landlord. Depending on the agency and funding levels, some clients will be issued a grant for the rent that is due while other families in Flint will be referred to alternate options. Other non-profits or local charities in the region may assist with costs such as security deposits or moving expenses for transitional housing.

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department is part of the nationwide network of non-profit community organizations. They do offer limited eviction prevention services, including grants from ESG for rent, mortgages or energy bill costs. Some tenants are issued a no interest loan to use for rental expenses. They are based in Flint at 601 North Saginaw Street. Call (810) 768-4675.

Genesee County Department Of Human Services – DHS can offer rent help from SER / Emergency Relief. This service will also offer housing for seniors and the disabled as well as money for moving costs. Many government benefits are available in an effort to prevent homelessness in Flint and nearby cities. Location is 125 East Union Street, Flint, Michigan 48502. Phone (810) 760-2200.

The DHS Floyd J Mccree District office is at 630 South Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502. For information on any emergency assistance for rent, dial (810) 760-7300.

Children and single parents in the county can try the Children's District center at 125 East Union Street. Call (810) 760-2888.

Clio Road District may also have applications for SER. The office is 4809 Clio Road, Flint, Michigan 48504. Call (810) 787-7101 for intake.





Flint Housing Commission
7002 Pemberton Drive
Flint, MI 48505
Phone - (810) 736-3050
Apply to section 8 HUD vouchers for rental expenses. Also, information on mortgage counseling programs, low income housing, and other services are run.

Wellness Aids Services
Address is 311 E. Court Street
Flint, Michigan 48502
(810) 232-0888
Housing is arranged for HIV / AIDs patients and families.

Shelter of Flint
Address is 924 Cedar Street
Flint, MI 48503
Main phone - (810) 238-4711
Transitional housing is for women and children. Once they are stable they can apply for funds for rental and utility deposits and receive other support.

HPRP is the regional homeless prevention and rehousing program in Genesee County. Low income tenants (including single parents and seniors) can get grants for rent arrears or mortgage payments. The homeless may also be provide a voucher for a motel room, access to emergency shelters, or rental deposit help. More on eviction and rehousing help in Genesee County.

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission
Main address is 1101 Beach Street
Flint, MI 48502
Referrals may be given to long term, affordable apartments and housing solutions.





Volunteers Of America Michigan – Flint
Call (248) 945-0101
Veterans in Genesee County can receive help from SSVF. There may be grants for housing, rent, and basic living costs. Rehousing is also offered for the homeless.

LOVE of Flint
3444 West Lennon Road
Flint, MI 48507
Only information is given. The Clearinghouse is (810) 235-4990.

Salvation Army Citadel
Main address is 211 West Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502
Call (810) 232-2196
Case managers can help clients apply for one time rent help. There is also funds for utility bills, foreclosure counseling, food and more. Call the non-profit for information on shelters, non-interest loans for overdue rent and other comprehensive solutions.

City of Flint Department of Community and Economic Development
1101 S. Saginaw Street
Flint, MI 48502
Call (810)-766-7436 for referrals.




Legal Services Of Eastern Michigan
The location is 436 South Saginaw Street
Flint, MI 48502
Main number is (800) 322-4512
Free legal aid on housing discrimination is offered. Tenants facing eviction or that are in rent arrears to their landlord can also learn about their rights from lawyers on site.


By Jon McNamara

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