COVID -19 Funding

Current Funding


Funding to prepare for, prevent & respond to COVID-19

  • Funded agencies: Alliance for Housing, Training & Treatment Innovations, HOPE Inc., Community Housing Network, South Oakland Shelter (dba Lighthouse MI)
  • Grant Term: 3/1/2020 - 9/30/2022

Priority Activities & Actions for ESG CV

  • Support emergency shelter capacity in coordination with other available funding sources

  • Provide hazard pay to frontline workers

  • Increase staffing

  • Prepare for homeless prevention

  • Consider new subgrantees and/or new services

United Way of Southeastern Michigan - Winter Relief

The Grant is being made to support stable households through the Winter Crisis Relief Initiative.

  • Funded Agencies: Alliance for Housing, Community Housing Network, HOPE Inc., South Oakland Shelter (dba Lighthouse MI)

  • Grant Term: December 21, 2020 – March 30, 2021

Use of Funds

  • Utilities, Rent, shelter/hotel meals, PPE, Hygiene/food kits, coordination and reporting, street outreach support

Previous Funding

MSHDA Eviction Diversion Program (EDP)

Designed to keep Michigan residents who fell behind on their rent during COVID-19 in their homes. The program utilizes a special court process to get fast rental assistance for renters who have been impacted.
  • Grant Term: 7/1/2020 - 12/30/2020

  • Rental assistance in the amount of $5 million for Oakland county is available in the form of lump sum payments to landlords in exchange for allowing tenants to remain in their homes, forgiving late fees and up to 10% of amount due. 

  • The Alliance and Community Housing Network (CHN), in collaboration with district courts, Lakeshore legal Aid and a group of local stakeholders, designed an eviction diversion process where tenants and landlords are notified about the program and eviction filings are resolved in as many cases as possible by conditional dismissals.

United Way of Southeastern Michigan
This Grant is being made to support community-wide collaborative efforts to close gaps in services and programs due to the growing concerns about COVID-19.
  • Grant term: March 21, 2020 - April 6, 2020
Use of Funds
  • To help ensure families in need can access health care, financial resources and other supports, general community needs as issues arise, services for Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Funds are used to support agencies that are providing direct and crucial services during the ongoing COVID-19 State of Emergency.
  • Reporting

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