Oakland County, Michigan/Advantage Oakland/Communities/Housing Counseling & Homeless Services

Housing Counseling & Homeless Services

​​​​​​​Call to speak ​with an advisor:  248-858-5402
Certified advisors offer F​REE housing information, education and referrals in a confidential setting.

​Get help with

Preventing Mortgage or Property Tax Foreclosure

Understand your options if you're having trouble paying your mortgage or property tax.

Reverse Mortgages for those Aged 62 or Older
Are you a good candidate for a reverse mortgage?

Home Buying Process
Learn everything involved in buying a home.

Tenant Rights and Responsibilities
Find out about security deposits, leases, maintenance and affordability.

Credit and Budget Issues
Advice and coaching on financial matters. 

Home Repairs, Subsidized Housing and Rental Assistance for Low to Moderate Income Households
Are you eligible for programs that can help with needed house repairs, increased accessibility or making housing more affordable.

Housing Discrimination
File a complaint if you feel discriminated against when seeking housing financing or looking for a home or rental property.

Preventing Homelessness
Get referrals to agencies for help with rent, utilities, and security deposits.

Asesoria de Viviendas
​Housing Counseling Spanish Brochure
Housing Counseling Brochure - Spanish

Emergency Housing Support

Oakland County housing counselors can provide referrals to various agencies for short-term help to prevent homelessness or quickly rehouse individuals through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program.  Financial assistance is available to help pay rent, utilities and moving expenses as well as security and utility deposits.  Housing relocation and stabilization services include case management, outreach and engagement and housing search and placement.

Support is given to area homeless shelter providers for operations, maintenance and essential services. ESG funded emergency shelters in Oakland County served more than 1,000 homeless adults and children last year.

Equal Housing Opportunity logo                          Approved agency of the U.S. Department of Housing and
                          Urban Development and Michigan State Housing Development Authority. 
                          Funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.​​