Emergency Assistance & 
Emergency Housing

COVID Resources

Community resources for people impacted by COVID & Emergency Rent or Mortgage Assistance. OLHSA is able to provide financial assistance to low-income residents of Southeastern Oakland County to respond homeless prevention needs that cannot be covered by the State Emergency Relief Program of the Department of Human Services.

Water Assistance

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Plan (LIHWAP) provides direct payment assistance for household accounts in arrears or disconnect status, including reconnection fees when service have been disconnected. For households that have had their water disconnected or are facing disconnection, LIHWAP funding may pay the full cost that will reconnect or prevent disconnection of service.


In response to COVID-19 challenges face by Oakland and Livingston County residents, OLHSA CARES was designated to support the needs of people directly impacted by the pandemic.

Emergency Utility
Assistance Program

Assistance for residents with a utility shut-off or notice of pending utility shut-off.

Homelessness Supports

Homeless Case Management Services are available and provide counseling that identifies and resolves factors causing homelessness. Case management support includes help to find affordable housing and financial assistance to move into a home, and public assistance resources.
Homeless Prevention provides eligible potentially homeless applicants with first month's rent or rental arrearage assistance.
Call (248) 520-9673 or email hara@OLHSA.org for homelessness assistance.  

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