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Financial Assistance Available

Financial Assistance and Support for Those Affected by COVID-19 in the Eastern Michigan Region

Residents in the eastern half of Michigan - Get Help With Your Bills

If you live in any of our service areas and have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, The Salvation Army can help. Residents within the eastern half of Michigan are eligible to apply for any past due bills or financial needs due to the COVID-19 crisis starting from March 27, 2020. 

Financial assistance may include a combination of the available services listed below. If you do not see your need listed, please call the Salvation Army location that serves your zip code, as other assistance may be available. 

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Available Services

Required Documentation:

  • Copy of mortgage/lease – First page and Signature pages
  • Invoice from the landlord/mortgage company for past due balance
  • Court documents related to judgement, demand for possession, or eviction (if applicable)
  • Local/State organization assistance documentation confirmation
  • Letter of Agreement between The Salvation Army and the vendor that client will not lose housing before the payment is received.
  • Once payment has been received by the vendor, the client must provide a document showing this to case worker for documentation purposes.

Required Documentation:

  • Invoice for length of stay at location
  • Local/State organization assistance documentation confirmation
  • agreement between Vendor and The Salvation Army for when payment is to be rendered (i.e. before or after length of stay)

Required Documentation:

  • Invoice for utility bill
  • Verification of address of residence (i.e. ID, mail, lease / mortgage)
  • Local/State organization assistance documentation confirmation
  • If the client has looked for other funding assistance, printed or written documentation from that party about the amount for which they are paying must be provided (i.e. DHHS, a local Church, Insurance, or other organization) to the case worker to factor into the cost of assistance.

Required Documentation:

  • Copy of prescription for medication or medical equipment, and/or information from physician verifying need for item(s) for Head-of-Household or family member residing in the household
  • Total cost of prescription medicine or medical equipment
  • Invoice for prescription medicine or medical equipment (including shipping / transportation if needed)
  • Local/State organization assistance documentation confirmation
  • Letter of Agreement between The Salvation Army and the vendor that item(s) will either be purchased before the payment is received or after the payment is received.

Once the payment has been received by the vendor, they must provide a receipt and confirmation to the client which must be submitted to the case worker for documentation purposes.

Required Documentation:

  • Proof of Valid Drivers’ License for Head-Of-Household or Authorized Driver(s) from the household 
  • Proof of Vehicle Title (not necessary if you already have the registration)
  • Invoice for the car repair from at least 2 different locations to compare pricing
  • Verification that Vendor is certified/licensed 
  • Letter of Agreement between The Salvation Army and the repair shop that service will either be
  • performed before the payment is received or after the payment is received. Once the payment has been
  • received by the repair shop, they must provide a receipt and confirmation that the repair has been
  • performed to the client which must be submitted to the case worker for documentation purposes.

Required Documentation:

Required Documentation:

  • Copy of the death certificate
  • Local/State organization assistance documentation confirmation

Required Documentation:

    • Invoice of the repair from at least 2 different locations to compare pricing
    • Verification of home ownership (i.e. deed, purchase agreement, mortgage statement, property tax document with land contract)
    • Verification that Vendor is certified/licensed
    • Letter of Agreement between The Salvation Army and the Contractor, outlining the schedule of payments (for instance, 50% paid up front with 50% paid upon completion). Once the payment has been received by the repair shop, they must provide a receipt and confirmation that the repair has been performed to the client which must be submitted to the case worker 

Required Documentation:

  • Invoice for the furniture: including shipping/transportation cost from at least 2 different locations to compare pricing and the address of where items are being shipped Local/State organization assistance documentation confirmation>
  • Payment will only be rendered to the company on the day of the purchase.