Farmington Hills Corps Community Center Receives $75,000 Grant to Provide Relief to Residents Affected by COVID-19

Mar 22, 2021

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (March 22, 2021) — The Salvation Army Farmington Hills Corps Community Center has received a $75,000 grant from the City of Farmington Hills to support residents with emergency food, mortgage, rent and utility assistance. Individuals and families who wish to apply for assistance can call (248) 477-1153 to learn more information and schedule an appointment with a Salvation Army representative.

The Corps Community Center, located at 27500 Shiawassee St. in Farmington Hills, has seen an influx in demand for these critical services over the past year, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, more than 6,000 families have applied for emergency assistance, including:

  • 6,131 applicants for food assistance;

  • 74 applicants for mortgage/rent assistance, and;

  • 276 applicants for utility assistance.

“The Salvation Army is blessed to receive this generous grant from the City of Farmington Hills,” said Lieutenant Anil Kumar, corps officer for The Salvation Army of Farmington Hills. “With this funding, we can continue to provide much-needed financial relief for the people who need it the most. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has hit southwestern Oakland County particularly hard, and we want to help families make it through these tough times.”

The $75,000 grant from the City of Farmington Hills comes from funding made available through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Low-income residents of Farmington and Farmington Hills seeking assistance with past due rent, mortgage and utility bills are eligible for the one-time grants, which will provide financial relief of up to three months. Applicants will not directly receive the money; instead, The Salvation Army will directly pay landlords, mortgage or utility companies on behalf of the applicant. 

To learn more about emergency assistance from The Salvation Army of Farmington Hills, including the necessary forms and additional paperwork needed for approval, prospective applicants can call the community center between 9 a.m. and noon or from 1 until 4 p.m.

If you live elsewhere in Oakland County and need assistance, click here for more information or call 248-443-5500.

About The Salvation Army
Founded by William and Catherine Booth in London, England in 1865, The Salvation Army is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving people in need without discrimination. This past year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit was involved in providing 2,535,013 meals and 579,920 nights of shelter for the homeless. The Salvation Army uses $.87 of every dollar raised to provide direct services to people in need each and every day of the year. For more information about The Salvation Army, please call 877-SAL-MICH, or visit us at salmich.org.

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