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Ingham County rental assistance.

A combination of government and charity agencies in the Lansing Michigan area provide rental assistance to qualified low income families. They will also help clients locate other solutions when it comes to housing, such as arrange for low income apartments 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 both case management as well as information on financial aid such as government grants for future rent costs.

Saint Thomas Aquinas - Society Of Saint Vincent Depaul – The charity focuses on eviction prevention. Funds may be issued for both rent and mortgage payments, and they are based in East Lansing Michigan. Dial (517) 351-7215.

Heart And Hands - First Baptist Church
9220 Kinneville Road
Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827
Phone - (517) 663-7104
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.

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 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.
Address is 5303 South Cedar Street
Lansing, Michigan 48909
(517) 887-9400

Saint Mary's Cathedral
219 Seymour Avenue
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Dial (517) 484-5331 for information.

Capital Area Community Services -- Rural Ingham Service Center
Address: 218 East Maple Street
Mason, MI 48854
(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.

Charter Township Of Meridian
Town center is at 5151 Marsh Road
Okemos, MI 48864
Residents of the town can dial (517) 853-4000

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.

Michigan State University - Law Clinics
Address is 610 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
(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.





North Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Advent House Ministries runs 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
(517) 482-2099

Volunteers Of America Michigan - Lansing Shelter System
430 North Larch Street
Lansing, MI 48912
(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.

By Jon McNamara

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