Emergency Assistance & 
Emergency Housing

COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA)

Covid Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) is offered in both Oakland and Livingston Counties. CERA works to keep low-income tenants in their rental units by assisting with rental arrearages, utility payments, case management, an internet stipend and other services that tenants may be eligible for to remain stably housed and avoid homelessness.

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.

WRAP - Water Assistance

Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) is a 2 year program providing funding to eligible, low-income homeowners to assist with water bills, water conservation, and self-sufficiency initiatives. Participants may re-enroll after one year.


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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