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- Michigan.gov Helping Hand
State of Michigan site to help Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need, including information about supporting their families and housing help.
- Save the Dream Program
Program operated by MSHDA (Michigan State Housing Development Authority) to help homeowners keep their homes through refinancing.
- Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Project
Collaborative statewide project from the Michigan Poverty Law Program that provides direct legal representation to homeowners facing foreclosure.
- Making Home Affordable
Information about the Department of the Treasury's program that allows homeowners to refinance or modify loans. Includes a self-assessment tool that allows homeowners to determine if they are able to benefit from this program, FAQs, payment estimators and lots of other valuable resources.
- Hope Now
An alliance between HUD approved housing counselors and mortgage companies that provides free foreclosure prevention assistance.
- Homeownership Counseling
Find a foreclosure prevention counselor in your area.
- Home Repair Services Foreclosure Resources
Offers financial counseling and a foreclosure intervention program for Kent County residents.
- Heart of West Michigan United Way Community Resource Directory
Database of local programs and services, including medical and prescription assistance, credit counseling and mortgage foreclosure assistance, and housing and utility resources. Call 2-1-1 for free information and referrals 24/7/365.
- Michigan Department of Human Services
Offers a number of assistance programs for eligible individuals and families.
- Michigan Energy Assistance Directory
Provides information on private and public programs that offer energy assistance, and a county by county listing of utilities, programs and resources available.
- Salvation Army Booth Family Services
Offers emergency food pantry, utility and rent assistance and a family health clinic.
- ACCESS of West Michigan Food Pantries
Find a food pantry in Kent County. ACCESS oversees the Food Pantry Network of Kent County, a food referral system of 100 pantries designed to respond to those in need of food assistance.