Our programs link seniors to community-based services, help prevent evictions and homelessness, and create community awareness about aging and housing issues.
Helps renters with a myriad of financial, physical, or cognitive difficulties maintain safe and affordable housing by action planning and mediating with landlords to eliminate, reduce or stabilize threats to housing.
- Conduct assessments that encompass financial stability, physical and mental health, and housing sustainability
- Collaborate with local resources to resolve issues around eviction including legal services, budget counseling, medical supports, etc.
- Access emergency funding sources to provide monetary assistance to mitigate threats to housing
- Maintain positive relationships with area landlords and property managers so they are sensitive to senior housing issues
Assists older adults in maintaining home-ownership and avoiding property tax or mortgage foreclosure. Clients are assessed holistically and interventions and resources are implemented with a focus on financial sustainability along with other social determinants of health.
- Assist with applying for property tax reductions and deferments
- Assist with preparation of some tax credits
- Utilize emergency loan funds and other community-based financial assistance to pay delinquent property taxes or mortgage payments
- Explore financial planning strategies and develop sustainable plans to maintain home-ownership
In partnership with AARP, we host tax preparation programs during tax season that are targeted towards assisting low-income older adults throughout Washtenaw County.
Our housing counseling services are all encompassing and designed to assist you with finding housing that works for you! Through the use of assessment tools, we can determine if you are able to reside in your home long term with the use of resources, or if we should consider looking into other housing opportunities that meet your needs now and in the future.
- Provide comprehensive assessment of clients' current and future needs based on necessities such as: location, transportation, current health needs, social opportunities, affordability, morals and values
- Work with clients, caregivers and other organizations to explore all sustainable housing options
As part of our community outreach, we offer educational presentations to senior groups, civic organizations, church groups and businesses.
We also provide programs for the professional community and are pleased make presentations at staff development or in-service training programs. Ask about our customized training and fees.
Please contact the Housing Bureau for Seniors at 734-998-9338 to schedule presentations on any of the following topics:
- Bullying Among Older Adults
- Addiction and Older Adults
- Housing and the LGBT Community
- Extending Independence in the Home
- Assisted Living: Using Decision-Making Tools to Find the Right Fit
- Low-Cost Senior Housing: Understanding How it Works
- Preventing Property Tax or Mortgage Foreclosure
- Preventing Eviction and Homelessness
- Quality Housing and Health
Go to our Senior Living Week page to learn more about our Senior Living Week event.
Available dates for the upcoming tax season will be announced before the tax season.
Learn more about Big Hearts for Seniors.
The best way to protect yourself and your family against the flu is to get vaccinated every fall.
Visit the Community Health Services Events page for more information. Questions? Contact Guy Provenza at (734) 998-2156.