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Housing & Shelters

Housing & Shelter

Check out our tips below for places to seek housing and shelter.


Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8)

  • Offers housing for low-income, elderly, and disabled families
  • Must apply online to get on the waiting list to be selected
  • After being selected, eligible families work on finding housing

Community & Home Support, Inc.

  • Provides housing to individuals and families
  • Offers first month’s rent and will follow up with you for 6 months to make sure you feel comfortable in the new place

Travelers Aid Society of Metro Detroit

  • Assists families and individuals who are homeless with emergency, short and long term housing
  • Also offers job training, substance abuse treatment, medical and mental health

Southwest Housing Solutions

  • Offers housing options and advice on buying your first home, foreclosures, and finding affordable apartments

United Community Housing Coalition

  • Work with housing counselors to find housing options to fit your budget
  • Also provides legal services to those facing evictions, foreclosures, lock outs, or illegal utility shut offs

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

  • Provides emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing
  • Also offers youth programs, substance abuse services, senior citizen services, employment training and education

Cass Community Social Services

  • Offers temporary and permanent housing for homeless men, women, and children
  • To apply for housing, you must contact their Housing Specialist at 313-883-2277



COTS (Coalition on Temporary Shelter) Detroit

  • Provides emergency shelter for those who need for temporary housing and resources now
  • They also offer child care, permanent supportive and traditional housing, life skills programs, mental and medical health referrals, and an employment resource center

Alternatives for Girls

  • Emergency shelter, transitional housing, life skills training, and continuing support to pregnant or homeless women ages 15-21 and their children
  • Also serves girls ages 4-18 with after school programs, leadership group, and mentoring


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