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. 

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.


Program Year (PY) 2020 Annual Action Plan 

Notice is hereby given that the Oakland County Community & Home Improvement Division (OCCHID) Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) will host a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.  The purpose  of  the hearing is to receive  public  comments  on  the  proposed  use of Program Year 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program funds.

In accordance with U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines the PY 2020 Annual Action Plan (AAP) must be available for comment before it is submitted to HUD. The proposed AAP will be available for comment from Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  

Beginning Friday, July 31, 2020 the proposed PY 2020 AAP will be available on the OCCHID website. Hard copies will be available for pickup at the OCCHID, 250 Elizabeth Lake Road Suite 1900, Pontiac, MI 48341 by calling  (248) 858-0493, Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM-3:00 PM. All interested persons may send written comments prior to the public hearing to OCCHID or to prior to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday August 11, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Pursuant to Executive Order No. 2020-75, issued by Governor Whitmer, participation in the public hearing will be made available via teleconference out of precaution and to limit the potential exposure of the public and staff to the COVID-19 virus. Members of the public are welcome to join the meeting and participate in the public hearing.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone via GoToMeeting.
You can also dial in using your phone via United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 Access Code: 339-863-205 

Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter, will be made upon request to OCCHID at 248 858-0493 or TDD Hearing Impaired (248) 858-5511.  Please provide at least three (3) business days in advance of the meeting for requests. 

Public Notice and Comments

FINAL Oakland County, Michigan Proposed Amendment to PY 2016–2020 Consolidated Plan

FINAL Oakland County, Michigan Proposed Amendment to PY 2019 Annual Action Plan

FINAL Oakland County, Michigan Proposed Amendment to Citizen Participation Plan


Program operators of homeless shelters and non-profit agencies that provide services to persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Oakland County are invited to a grant application meeting regarding funding for shelter operations and rapid re-housing and homeless prevention activities for the 2020 ESG program. The meeting will be held on:

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Via Skype

Oakland County ESG funds may be used to reimburse non-profit agencies for essential services, operating and organizational support expenses for emergency shelters as well as for providing financial assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services to prevent or end homelessness.

Applications and supporting materials as well as a link to join the meeting will be distributed electronically to those who register for the meeting. Those interested in applying for funding are strongly encouraged to attend. Registration and questions about the program should be directed to the Community and Home Improvement Division at 248-858-2072 or

Equal Opportunity Programs/Activities

        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.​​