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The Salvation Army of Livingston County provides many Assistance Programs to help families and individuals with emergency needs. All of our programs are for Livingston County only residence and by appointment only. 

 

Utility Assistance

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DTE, Consumers, Propane, Fuel Oil

The Salvation Army of Livingston County is dedicated to helping people keep the lights and heat on year round. We understand that housing and utility costs go hand in hand and we are here to help find solutions to make those expenses more affordable for families. Our programs include emergency utility assistance , enrollment into cost effective programs with Consumers and DTE that reduce monthly bills and include energy tips that will save families money in the long run.

Call Jennifer Levario for an appointment

The following documents must be brought to your appointment:

  • ID’S AND Social Security Card for Applicant ( Whoever name is on the bill MUST be the one to apply, UNLESS they are married)
  • ID’S for everyone 18+ ( Photo Copies are acceptable )
  • Social Security or Birth Certificate for everyone UNDER 18 AND Social Security Numbers for ALL
  • Utility Shut off or Bill ( DTE, Consumers, Pro, Fuel Oil statement ) & account # for ALL energy utilities
  • If Propane is needed client must have Quote ( on Letterhead ) from company stating prices for a half and full fill
  • Current proof of ALL household income for the last 60 Days ( Check stubs, bank statements, all State of Michigan statements (SSI-most recent letter, Pension Letter, Unemployment, Friend of the Court paperwork)
  • DHHS Decision letter
  • OLHSA or other organization letters if they are helping assist with bill

 

Housing and Shelter Assistance

At The Salvation Army of Livingston County, we believe that stable housing is of utmost importance to the long-term success of families. We have developed a variety of housing assistance programs aimed at helping to provide or maintain stable housing. Those programs include assistance with first month rent, security deposit, eviction, and temporary shelter

Rent Assistance

First Month, Security Deposit or Eviction

Contact Jennifer Levario for an appointment

The following documents must be brought to your appointment:

  •  ID’S for everyone 18+ ( Photo Copies are acceptable )
  • DHHS Decision Letter  ( approval or denial is acceptable )
  • OLHSA or other organization letters if they are helping assist with bill
  • Copy of Legal Lease or move in statement  (MUST be on company letterhead, handwritten on paper will not be acceptable )
  • Current proof of ALL household income for the last 60 Days ( Check stubs, bank statements, all State of Michigan statements (SSI-most recent letter, Pension Letter, Unemployment, Friend of the Court paperwork )
  • For EVICTION a Judgement or settlement ( Summons or 7 day is NOT accepted )

 

Shelter Assistance

Those seeking shelter will need to contact OLHSA ( 517-546-8500 ) and complete an intake before contacting The Salvation Army. 

After completing an Intake, contact Marlena Poff for an appointment

The following documents must be brought to your appointment:

  • Clients will need an intake done by OLHSA once done
  • ID’S for everyone 18+ ( Photo Copies are acceptable )

 

Emergency Clothing and Household Vouchers

Emergency clothing vouchers are written for individuals or families who are in need of clothing due to the loss in a fire or an unexpected  emergency in the household. Clothing vouchers may also include items such as shoes, ties, undergarments, and belts.

Emergency household vouchers are written for individuals or families who recently obtained new residency within 30 days of signing their lease or for households who may have lost items due to the loss in a fire. Household vouchers may include items such at dishes, bedding, linen and small appliances.

Clothing Vouchers

Contact Ashley Longstreet for an appointment

The following documents must be brought to your appointment:

  • ID’S for everyone 18+ ( Photo Copies are acceptable )
  • Current proof of ALL household income for the last 60 Days ( Check stubs, bank statements, all State of Michigan statements (SSI-most recent letter, Pension Letter, Unemployment, Friend of the Court paperwork)
  • ONCE EVERY 12 MONTHS (FROM DATE OF LAST VOUCHER)

MPRI Clothing Vouchers

Contact Ashley Longstreet for an appointment

The following documents must be brought to your appointment:

  • Recently released from incarceration
  • ID or Prisoner ID
  • MPRI paper work or release papers

Household Vouchers

Contact Ashley Longstreet for an appointment

The following documents must be brought to your appointment:

  • ID’S for everyone 18+ ( Photo Copies are acceptable )
  • Recently signed Lease or Move in statement
  • Current proof of ALL household income for the last 60 Days ( Check stubs, bank statements, all State of Michigan statements (SSI-most recent letter, Pension Letter, Unemployment, Friend of the Court paperwork)

All vouchers are by appointment at the Howell social services office and will be redeemed at The Salvation Army Thrift Store located in Brighton.