ERAP Prioritization Policy
Due to ERAP funding availability becoming increasingly limited, Wayne County must begin prioritizing applicants, to ensure support reaches critical-need populations. As such, Wayne County will begin preferencing households which are facing immediate threat of eviction, or utility shut off. Additionally, preference will be weighted towards first-time applicants, to ensure resources are able to reach the widest population in need. The policy listed below goes into further clarification. View the policy
From Housing First to Self-Sufficiency
We are dedicated to ending homelessness in Wayne County by granting access to safe, affordable, and permanent housing options. Our goal is to encourage self-sustainability so that homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring.
What do we offer?
- Emergency Services
- Homeless Prevention
- Rapid Rehousing
- Supportive Services
- Transitional Age Youth Apartments
- Transitional Housing
Program availability is provided with grant funding and subject to change based on funding availability. Anyone experiencing a housing crisis is welcome to call or email us for guidance.
How does it work?
All referrals must come through 2-1-1. Once our Housing staff receives the referral, an assessment will be completed to verify housing barriers, needs and preferences
Who do I call?
If you’re experiencing a housing crisis, please call 2-1-1 or (855) 567-5341, including homelessness or near homelessness. Internal referrals are accepted for our Transitional Age Youth apartments.
It is illegal to discriminate in the sale or rental of housing, including against individuals seeking a mortgage or housing assistance, or in other housing-related activities. The Fair Housing Act prohibits this discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.
SHARE Housing Program
The program is designed to help seniors, over age 60, to remain in their homes by pairing them with people age 18 and older who need affordable housing. The tenants, who have their own rooms, may provide companionship and services such as cleaning, cooking and transportation in exchange for low rent payments.