Other Community Resources


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United Way 211


United Way for Southeastern Michigan 2-1-1
800-552-1183 or dial 2-1-1

Users outside of the southeastern Michigan area can visit 211.org to find out if 211 is available in your area.

United Way 2-1-1 is a multi-lingual, comprehensive information and referral service available 24 hours a day in 170 languages. Its database contains more than 20,000 programs and services. Individuals can also call 2-1-1 for volunteer opportunities in their area.

 

Michigan State University Extensions


Michigan State University Extensions provide counseling and education to homeowners facing possible foreclosure and education and training related to financial education and literacy.

Other supportive services include education and training related to family well-being, nutrition and maternal child health.  

Macomb County

21885 Dunham Rd., Ste. 12
Clinton Twp. MI
Ph: 586-469-6430

Wayne County

640 Temple, 6th FL
Detroit, MI 48201
Ph: 313.833.3617


Washtenaw County

705 N. Zeeb Road, P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Ph: 734-997-1678


City of Detroit


City of Detroit Main Website


Information for Residents

311 Call Center

311 or (313) 224-INFO
The 311 Call Center provides easy access to City government by allowing residents to dial one number to obtain information and make requests for service.

Detroit City Council

Coleman A Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 1340
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 224-3443

Building and Safety Engineering Department
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Ave. - Suite 401
Detroit, MI 48226
Ph:  (313) 224-2733
Fax: (313) 224-1467
TTY: 311 or (313) 224-INFO(4636)

Human Services Department

5031 Grandy
Detroit, MI 48211
Ph:  (313) 852-5609
Fax: (313) 852-4837
TTY: 311 or (313) 224-INFO (4636)

Finance Department

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Ave. - Suite 1200
Detroit, MI 48226
Ph:  (313) 224-2937
Fax: (313) 224-4466
TTY: 311 or (313) 224-INFO (4636)

Planning and Development Department
65 Cadillac Square, Suite 2300
Phone: (313) 224-6380
Fax: (313) 224-1629
TTY: 311 or (313) 224-INFO (4636)

Tax Assessors Office

City of Detroit, Assessment Division
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Suite 804
Detroit, MI 48226
Ph:  (313) 224-3011
Fax: (313) 224-4270  
TTY: 311 or (313) 224-INFO (4636)

Employment Assistance and Displaced Worker Resources


For information about Unemployment Benefits and Education Opportunities visit the Michigan Labor and Economic Growth website.

Michigan Works! provides information on high-quality employment and training programs serving employers and workers - for more information visit online.

To view/print or save the Displaced Worker Assistance & Training Opportunities Guidebook (pdf) click here.
(Publication courtesy of Congressman John Dingell)


Energy Conservation,  Weatherization & Payment Assistance



Weatherization Assistance Program
The Michigan Department of Human Services manages this program which provides free home energy conservation services to low-income Michigan homeowners and renters. These services reduce energy use and lower utility
bills, thus creating more self-sufficient households.

DTE Payment Assistance Information
Please contact 800.477.4747 BEFORE your service is subject to shutoff.
DTE offers several programs to assist customers with paying their energy bills. DTE will work with you to set up a payment plan or advise you of assistance agencies in your area.


The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW)
1-800-866-THAW (8429)

The Heat And Warmth Fund (THAW) is an independent non-profit agency that provides low-income individuals and families with emergency energy assistance and advocates for long-term solutions to energy issues.

Federal Agencies


Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Detroit Branch
1600 East Warren Ave,
Detroit, MI 48207-1063
(313) 961-6880

The Federal Reserve Board
(888) 851-1920 
Find information regarding banking, financial institutions and consumer questions.

The Federal Reserve Board

Foreclosure Information

U.S. Federal Trade Commission
877-FTC-HELP
(877) 382-4357
TTY: (866) 653-4261

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. If you feel you have been a victim of a foreclosure scam, to file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, contact the FTC. 


Financial Literacy and Education
 

Financial Literacy and Education
Anti-Predatory Lending - HUD’s Predatory Lending page

U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission

My Money Website

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Find answers to your banking questions

Michigan State University Extension
Family Economics and Consumerism Resource Update


Home Maintenance Education and Resources


Homeownership Education and Resources

Federal Trade Commission

Fair Housing Center


National Fair Housing Alliance


Legal Assistance

(eligibility requirement may exist):

Acclaim Legal Services
17117 West Nine Mile Road, Suite 925
Southfield, Michigan 48075
(248) 840-3368

Legal Aid and Defender Association
645 Griswold Street, Suite 3466
Detroit, Michigan 48226
(313) 964-4111 (information)
(313) 964-4700 (intake)
(313) 964-4700 (Wayne County)

Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors (60+)
(800) 347-5297

Michigan Legal Services
220 Bagley Avenue, Ninth Floor
Detroit, Michigan 48226
(313) 964-4130
(313) 964-4130 (Wayne County)
Provides property tax and legal assistance for qualified low-income individuals

Michigan State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service   
(800) 968-0738

Neighborhood Legal Services of Michigan
455 West Fort Street, Suite 214
Detroit, Michigan 48226
(313) 964-1975

United Community Housing Coalition
220 Bagley Avenue, Second Floor
Detroit, Michigan 48226
(313) 963-3310 (Detroit only)

  • Landlord/tenant counseling
  • Housing placement counseling
  • Legal aid to low-income residents

Property Tax Assistance


Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)

(313) 842-7010
Help is available to those who qualify and is not limited to those of Arabic ethnicity.

City of Detroit Human Services Department
Central Operations Division
(313) 852-5634 (Detroit Homeowners only.)

Michigan Veterans Trust Fund
Wayne County Office
(313) 899-1162

If you are a veteran with at least 6 months of wartime duty, you may qualify for financial assistance.

Wayne County Department of Human Services
(313) 456-1000

Find the phone number and address of your local DHS office. You can also go to your local office and apply for State Emergency Relief (SER). Offices are located throughout Wayne County.

Wayne County Veteran Affairs (Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund)

(313) 224-1862
If you are a veteran with any wartime service and an honorable discharge, you may qualify.

Tax Assistance and Tax Credits
Find information on energy assistance tax credits.

Accounting Aid Society

Foreclosure Related Tax Questions
IRS Questions on Home Foreclosure and Debt Cancellation

Senior Services


Senior Services
Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA)
1333 Brewery Park Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 446-4444

AARP
Financial Education Resources

State of Michigan Resources
 

State of Michigan main website

Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Central Office
735 E. Michigan Avenue
P.O. Box 30044
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Ph:  (517) 373-8370
Fax: (517) 335-4797
TTY: (800) 382-4568

Detroit Office
Cadillac Place

3028 W. Grand Blvd. Suite 4-600
P. O. Box 02990
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Ph:   (313) 456-3540
Fax:  (313) 456-3571
TTY:  (800) 382-4568

Michigan Attorney General
Mike Cox

Detroit Office
Cadillac Place, 10th Floor
3030 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 10-200
Detroit, MI 48202
Ph: (313) 456-0240
Fax: (313) 456-0061

Consumer Protection
File a Complaint

Michigan Department of Human Services

Michigan DHS
Mortgage Payment Assistance

Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR)


Wayne County Resources

 

Wayne County main website

Office of the Executive
Robert A. Ficano
600 Randolph
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 224-0286

Wayne County Treasurer
Office of the Treasurer
Raymond Wojtowicz
400 Monroe Street, 5th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
313-224-5990

Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program

Children & Family Services
(313) 833-3464

Circuit Court
(313) 224-5260

Health Department
(734) 727-7000

Office of Health and Human Services
(313) 224-0810

Register of Deeds
(313) 224-5850

Sheriff
(313) 224-2222

Senior Services
(734) 727-7373

Veterans Affairs
(313) 224-5045