Community & Home Improvement

Oakland County Community & Home Improvement

Community & Home


Support strong sustainable and inclusive communities through quality affordable housing, community development, human services, and economic opportunities.

​​​​​Call to ​speak with an advisor: 248-858-0493
Housing Counseling: 248 -858-5402
Home Improvement: 248 858-5401
  • Oakland County's Community & Home Improvement Division is available by telephone or the office is accessible to the public by appointment only.
  • Office hours are 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
  • All must follow County COVID-19 screening and safety protocols to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

 Oakland County's Community & Home Improvement Division has helped residents with their housing needs. And they have supported community development projects for more than 40 years. We are committed to ensuring fair and equal housing opportunities for all. 

Public Notice

 Program Year (PY) 2019 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment
CARES Act Emergency Solutions Grant Funds – 2nd Allocation
 September 21, 2020

On June 9, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Oakland County a second allocation of Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV2) funds in the amount of $2,033,828, as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136.  These special ESG-CV2 funds will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance; and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.   

Receiving ESG-CV2 funds requires Oakland County to prepare a substantial amendment to its PY 2019 Annual Action Plan to include the use of ESG-CV2 funds.

ESG-CV2 Activities and Use of ESG-CV2 Funds

                    Activities                                                                                   Allocation             
                    Administration                                                                             $75,000
                    Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)            $50,000
                    Shelter Operations - Hotel Rooms                                            $600,000
                    Shelter Operations-COVID Expenses                                        $350,000
                    Homeless Prevention/Rapid Rehousing Activities                  $958,828
                    Total                                                                                              $2,033,828

Administration: Staffing to plan, prepare documentation and contracts, reimburse and monitor vendors, complete reports and administer programs.

HMIS: Train staff and implement the federally mandated Homeless Management Information System to transmit ESG-CV2 data to the federal level.

Shelter Operations: Provide temporary non-congregate shelter options including hotel rooms, food, case management and related support services.

Fund COVID-19 shelter related staff hazard-pay and additional staffing, cleaning supplies, personal protection equipment and client transportation costs to and from medical care.

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Activities: Fund delinquent rents to prevent evictions and homelessness and quickly rehouse people residing in temporary shelters.  Costs include short and medium-term rent, security deposits, application fees, utility deposits, case management and direct program operations costs.

Equal Opportunity Programs/Activities

COVID-19 Rent, Mortgage & Utility Relief Program

Oakland County is dedicating more than $3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID-19 funds from the federal CARES Act to help eligible citizens pay up to three months of past-due rent, mortgage and utilities due to COVID-19 hardships. This program provides a one-time grant for eligible households.

Click here to learn more.

        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.​​