PRESS RELEASE: OLHSA receives CSBG CARES Act Funding to Support Community Member COVID-19 Needs



OLHSA receives CSBG CARES Act Funding to Support Community Member COVID-19 Needs

Applications are being accepted beginning May 12th

Pontiac, Mich., May 12th, 2020 – OLHSA, a Community Action Agency, is announcing the receipt of CSBG CARES Act funding to support community member needs caused by COVID-19.  The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on many in our communities and left some residents in Oakland and Livingston Counties with an assortment of challenges.  OLHSA CARES Assistance was developed to address the unique needs community members have as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  OLHSA CARES Assistance funding will provide food boxes, employment resources, shelter for the homeless, essential cleaning products, burial assistance, educational resources, senior minor home repairs, and other essential needs to those in need impacted by the pandemic.

The OLHSA CARES Assistance funding supports emerging needs of local residents at or below 200% of federal poverty level. The federal poverty guidelines can be found at: This funding award, dedicated to pandemic relief, comes from the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) and is awarded to Community Action Agencies.

“As a Community Action Agency, it is critical for us to continue to support and find solutions for the emerging needs of community members in Oakland and Livingston Counties,” said Susan Harding, OLHSA CEO.  “The OLHSA CARES CSBG Act funding allows OLHSA to keep providing services in a way that ensures people have a path to what they need to thrive in all areas of life and it helps us to continue to uphold our agency goal of inspiring a spirit of hope in every person and community we touch.”

OLHSA will begin accepting OLHSA CARES CSBG Assistance applications for this program on May 12, 2020.  

For more information and to see if you qualify for OLHSA CARES Assistance funding, please call in Oakland County (248)209-2600 or Livingston County (517) 546-8500 or email  OLHSA is currently working remotely and all OLHSA CARES Assistance appointments will be handled virtually.

OLHSA is a Community Action Agency improving the quality of life for people facing crisis while strengthening families, communities, seniors and youth since 1964.

Media Contact: Elena Steele | | 947.886.5103