COVID -19 Funding


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

  • Funded agencies: Alliance for Housing, Training & Treatment Innovations, HOPE Inc., Community Housing Network, 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

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.

If you know of someone that lives in Oakland County and is in needed of EDP assistance please contact Community Housing Network's Housing Resource Center (HRC) at 248-269-1335 or (toll-free) 1-866-282-3119. Lakeshore Legal Aid also has a hotline dedicated to helping individuals facing eviction for nonpayment of rent and they need legal advice: 866-248-8715. This hotline goes directly to Lakeshore Legal Aid.

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