Homeless and Prevention Services

Homeless and Prevention Services 

Alcona | Alpena |Cheboygan | Crawford | Iosco | Montmorency | Ogemaw | Oscoda | Otsego | Presque Isle | Roscommon

Normal business hours-staff working remotely. Staff are seeking additional motels to contract with to accommodate increased homeless needs in the area as a result of area shelters closing or denying entry of new individuals.

Document Uploads (google account required; if you do not have google, please email documents to housingintake@nemcsa.org)
W9 Landlord Payment Form
Host Family Verification Form (doubled up)

ID's, Lease, Income verifications, SER determination: To send documents please attach them here to submit them to Housing Intake

NEMCSA Privacy Policy
Rights under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Lead Based Paint Brochure
HUD Fair Housing Booklet

Homeless? -  Submit documents here (to submit documents please include or attach them to the email.)

Apply for SER Determination for Relocation: Click Here



NEMCSA Homeless and Prevention services was awarded funds from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to assist individuals facing eviction. These funds were provided under the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program. This program will help qualified households with past rent, potential future rent payments, and utility assistance. The funds are currently awaiting approval by the Michigan Legislature, and once it is approved assistance will be available. The funds will only be available for a short time and the program ends on December 31, 2021. For more information click here to go directly to the MSHDA CERA page to find out more information about eligibility. 


MICHIGAN STATE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (MSHDA) HAS OPENED THE WAITING LIST FOR THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER IN 3 NORTHEAST COUNTIES. Those counties with open waiting lists include: Alpena, Montmorency, and Ogemaw. Please see the flyers below for more information or click here to be directed to their website. The waiting lists for these counties will be open March 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021.

What Is Homeless Prevention Services?

The Homeless and Prevention Services assist those that are homeless or at risk of homelessness to secure and retain housing. The program also provides financial assistance (Security Deposit, Rent, or Back Rent) to homeless households and households at risk of homelessness as needed based on eligibility.

*Please note: There is a shortage of housing resources in certain areas of this region and NEMCSA is not able to help all people experiencing a housing crisis with immediate housing access

Am I Eligible?

  1. You live in one of our service counties (see above)
  2. Your housing situation is such that:
    • You are living on the streets, in your car, or in a shelter; OR
    • You are a renter with an eviction notice; OR
    • You are staying with friends or family on a temporary basis.
    • ​​You meet the program income requirements (NOTE: Income guidelines may not apply if you are living on the streets, in your car, or in a shelter.)  


How Do I Apply?

989-358-4700 or email: housingintake@nemcsa.org

Meet our team

      Victoria - Director of Homeless & Prevention             Amanda - Lead Housing Specialist                 Ashley - HUD Counselor & financial specialist             

Tarin, Housing Specialist (Crawford, Oscoda, Ogemaw, Roscommon)   Chelsey, Housing Specialist (Alpena, Montmorency, Presque Isle)   Courtney Housing Specialist (Alpena, Montmorency, Presque Isle, Alcona)     


Traci, Housing Intake Specialist                                                 Tiffany, Housing Intake Specialist                        Elise, Housing Navigator