Auckland Auckland continues a program that will provide $ 3.9 million in rent, mortgages and social assistance to low-income residents who continue to struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This will be the third round of disbursement of grants from Auckland Auckland and Housing Program, Rentals, Mortgages and Utility Assistance… The program was first implemented in the spring of 2020 and uses Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars received from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
“As we emerge from the dire health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that economic recovery is just beginning for many of our neighbors,” said County Executive Dave Coulter. “This program is designed to help meet the basic housing needs that our residents need to get back on their feet and feel safe moving forward.”
To get help, you must:
- Be a resident of Oakland County
- Have a family income of less than 80% of the regional median income; as defined by HUD
- Experienced hardships associated with COVID-19 on or after March 10, 2020, such as being unable to pay due to temporary job loss, reduced working hours, or other income difficulties.
- The household did not receive assistance from any other source in the same activity and time period as requested under this program.
- Your landlord, property manager, or mortgage company must agree to participate in the program. (Payments will not be made directly to the applicant.)
- This program provides a one-time grant to eligible families and covers the following areas:
- Rent (includes payments under the land contract, lease of a plot for a mobile home, late fees, legal fees).
- Mortgage payments and / or association fees
- Utility bills (gas, electricity, water and sewerage).
- Household liquid assets (eg savings, checks, cash) are limited to USD 15,000.
Eligible Auckland County residents can complete and apply for a grant by visiting: http://www.oakgov.com/RMU…
For those without a computer or Internet access, paper documents can be obtained from the following locations or by contacting the Oakland County Neighborhood and Housing Department at (248) -858-0730 or OCHousingRelief@oakgov.com:
- Auckland Auckland Auckland District and Housing Division, 250 Elizabeth Lake Rd., Ste. 1900, Pontiac
- North Auckland Health Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Bldg. 34 East, Pontiac
- Novi, District Court 52-1, 48150 Grand River Avenue, Novi
- South Auckland Health Center, 27725 Greenfield Road, Southfield
- Brandon Township Clerk’s Office, 395 Mill Street, Ortonville
After the application is completed, it can be sent by mail or left in any of the above places. There is no maximum benefit, but applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.
According to Heart Rate Survey at Home United States Census BureauFrom June 23 to July 5, nearly 140,000 Michigan homeowners reported they had not received their mortgage payments. This number accounted for about three percent of Michigan homeowners.
About 121,000 Michigan tenants reported they were unable to pay their rent. This number accounted for about 11 percent of all tenants in Michigan.
Of this group of tenants, over 36,000 reported that it was “very likely” that they would be evicted within the next two months due to non-payment of rent.