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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.

Back due rent and/or utilities application request

NEMCSA may be able to provide rental and utility assistance for eligible renter households so that they retain their housing stability. The application is available online through MSHDA's website, click here to apply.

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




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, Presque Isle, Montmorency  Courtney, Housing Specialist (Alpena, Iosco)  


Katie, Housing Specialist (Alpena, Alcona)                                                      Traci, Housing Intake Specialist                                                                      Elise, Housing Navigator