Homeless Prevention & Assistance

Housing Programs for those at risk of homelessness

Overview

Community Action Agency receives funding to assist those that are at risk of becoming homeless in both Jackson and Hillsdale counties. CAA is the HARA (Housing Assistance and Resource Agency) in both counties and in this capacity, we are able to connect to needed community resources, make referrals to other housing dollars within the community and assist with applying to PBV units across the state. Our agency has funding for supportive services related to housing and prevention funds for those that have an imminent risk of homelessness.

Who Is Eligible?

Households must have a judgment from the court or be at risk of losing their housing within the next 14 days. Gross household income must be at or below 30% AMI for the county they are applying in. CAA prioritizes prevention funds in Jackson County to those participating in the eviction diversion program in coordination with 12th District Court, South Eastern Dispute Resolution, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, and DHHS of Jackson County.

Additional Program Information

Individuals will receive housing focused case management services in all levels of housing assistance.  In some cases, households may receive direct financial assistance for up to 3 months or rental arrearage or assistance with relocation if maintaining the housing unit is not appropriate. Services focus on housing stability and building life skills related to self-sufficiency to alleviate any barriers that may be inhibiting them from maintaining long-term permanent housing.

For more information email lreaume@caajlh.org , or contact Community Action Agency at (517)784-4800, EXT#: 1277

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