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Rental assistance Ingham County

Find details on agencies that offer emergency rent assistance in Ingham County Michigan. Tenants and low-income families will get help from a combination of government and charity agencies. Locate grant money to help with back rent, money for a security deposit, housing vouchers and more. Find rental assistance near you n Lansing and Ingham County MI.

Hardship funds are often provided as well as free tenant legal aid or no wait list housing.  This is in addition to government, church or charity rental assistance to qualified low income families, seniors or disabled people. They will also help clients locate other solutions when it comes to housing, such as arrange for low income apartments, section 8 vouchers in Ingham County or maybe funds to pay for a security deposit.

The resources allocated to providing help for a rent payment will be limited. The non-profits in the Ingham County area can only assist a small number of tenants who request assistance. Some families will be given money for a portion of any rent that is due to the landlord while others will be put in touch with other resource, such as legal counseling or maybe public housing authorities that can offer section 8 vouchers.

Another service available will also try to both locate affordable housing in the Ingham County area and provide homeless prevention assistance. This will include case management, private landlord apartments for people evicted as well as information on financial aid such as government grants for rent on an apartment in the area. Learn more on apartments that accept evictions and bad credit.

Help with rent in Lansing MI area and Ingham County

Society Of Saint Vincent Depaul
There are multiple parishes. Tenants threatened with an eviction, or the shut off of their electricity or heat, can get immediate rental assistance. Funds will pay for housing, moving costs, deposits on a new apartment or other support.

  • Society Of Saint Vincent Depaul - Saint Mary Parish Of Williamston. 157 High Street, Williamston, Michigan 48895. Main phone - (517) 655-2620. Call for any available funding for rent assistance.
  • The charity Saint Thomas Aquinas focuses on eviction prevention. Funds may be issued for both rent and mortgage payments, and they are based at 955 Alton Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823. Dial (517) 351-7215.
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral - 219 Seymour Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48933. Dial (517) 484-5331 for information.




Housing Services Mid Michigan
The address is 319 S Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI 48813. Call (517) 541-1180
Short term, emergency funds (or even loans) are issued for housing costs. Expenses ranging from rent to a portion of a mortgage payment can be made. Ingham County people can apply to homeless prevention and rehousing, supportive housing, mainstream vouchers and others. Continue with rent payment help Mid Michigan Housing Services.

Supportive Services For Veteran Families
(517) 546-8500
Financial aid is only for veterans that are either homeless or on the verge of it. The client may receive a grant from HUD for energy bills, rent, security deposits, and related expenses. SSVF also offer job placement and ongoing support in Ingham County.

Ingham County Michigan Department Of Human Services
Address is 5303 South Cedar Street, Lansing, Michigan 48909. Call (517) 887-9400
The agency runs the SER service, or state emergency relief. The combines employment with homeless prevention, such as funds for paying bills such as food, rent, and more.

Ingham County Housing Commission
3882 Dobie Road, Okemos, MI 48864. Call (517) 349-1643.
Rent assistance includes the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for a home or apartment in the private sector. There are home buying services as well as self-sufficiency. The commission also offers rent subsidized homes and public housing for the low-income.

Capital Area Community Services -- Rural Ingham Service Center
Address: 218 East Maple Street, Mason, MI 48854. Call (517) 676-1065
Financial aid for rent as well as utility bills is available along with budgeting classes, money workshops, and grants for heating bills.

Salvation Army Family Services
The faith base charity has emergency financial help, including for rent or utility bills to help tenants. There are also free hotel vouchers for the homeless, transitional housing, and ongoing case management services in Ingham County. Rental assistance is limited in dollar amount. Locate help from Ingham County Salvation Army.





Charter Township Of Meridian
Town center is at 6105 Marsh Road, Okemos, MI 48864
Residents of the town can dial (517) 853-4000

Michigan State University - Law Clinics
Address is 648 N Shaw Ln #215, East Lansing, MI 48824. Call (517) 432-6880 or (517) 336-8088
Free legal information is available to tenants facing eviction.

Ingham County Legal Services
(888) 356-9009
Referrals can be given to pro-bono lawyers and paralegals that address housing issues. Free lawyers help tenants, assist seniors, and focus on housing and rent payment needs.

North Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Advent House Ministries runs homeless shelters from their site on 743 North Martin Luther King Boulevard. This is also a form of transitional housing as Ingham County families can stay at the site for up to one year. The staff also help the client locate, and pay the deposit or rent on, a permanent home. Call (517) 485-4722.

Loaves And Fishes Ministries shelter service
Address is 831 North Sycamore Street, Lansing, MI 48906. Call (517) 482-2099
Referrals are provided to other emergency housing, free furniture for tenants, and rent payment programs.

Volunteers Of America Michigan - Lansing Shelter System
430 North Larch Street, Lansing, MI 48912. Phone (517) 484-4414
Advice, counseling and more is provided. Financial aid is limited to first month rent assistance. However the staff can help place the family into transitional housing or offer other housing assistance, such as referrals to legal aid, mediation, and more.


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