- Get help with past-due mortgage, rent and/or utilities at one of MCA's Action Centers
- Learn how to start over after foreclosure with this toolkit from MSU Extension
- Meet with a housing counselor to prevent foreclosure
- Homeless or nearing homelessness? Contact our Community Action Center at 586-469-5656.
- Unable to pay for groceries? Visit 211.org.
- Apply for Medicaid in Michigan.
- Do you need health care coverage? Visit healthcare.gov to find insurance options
- Struggling to afford medications while on Medicare? There may be extra help available to you. You can also request a tiering exception for your Part D plan.
- Experiencing job loss? Visit MichiganWorks.org.
- Explore assistance options with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
- Are you a veteran? Reach out to the Michigan Veterans Resource Center at (800) MICH-VET.
- Are you a senior? Learn more about our Office of Senior Services programs at 586-469-5228.
- A HUD- and MSHDA-certified counseling agency.
- Helps potential homeowners understand the complex home-buying process - advantages of homeownership, credit and managing your money, house hunting, shopping for a mortgage, getting a home inspection and closing the deal.
- MSHDA’s Homebuyer Purchasing Programs and Down Payment Assistance Loans.
- Help households that have been through foreclosure.
- Are your energy bills too high? Your home may need to be weatherized through the Weatherization Assistance Program.
- Need housing assistance? Learn about the Community Housing Network through its homebuyer education webinars
- Facing foreclosure or other financial crisis? Find help in this Starting Over After Foreclosure Toolkit.
- Facing foreclosure for delinquent property taxes? Contact the Macomb County Treasurer’s Office.
Be an informed renter! Learn the facts before you sign, know your responsibilities and understand your rights.
Most people have some amount of debt, and if you’re one of those people you may feel financial stress on a regular basis. Do you owe more on the items than what you purchased them for? Are you able to pay your bills on time, or are you hit with late fees? Learn how to budget, plug spending leaks and find financial empowerment with these resources.
- Have an honest conversation with yourself about where your money is going. Take a look at your income, spending and debt load.
- Build a personalized, self-directed plan to eliminate your debt with Utah State Extension’s PowerPay tool.
- Sign up for credit counseling.
- Know your rights and responsibilities when it comes to the debt of a deceased spouse.
- Visit MIMoneyHealth.org for a wide variety of articles, events, and helpful tools.
- Take the Money Personality Assessment to understand your money values.
- Determine how much your money can grow with the power of compound interest with this calculator from Investor.gov.
- Sometimes you have to spend for your financial future.
- Set SMART goals to stay on track
- Contact a MSU Extension financial or housing expert to learn more about building wealth.
- 4-H Clover Cents: Short videos on a variety of hands-on activities related to financial topics.
- Allowance game: Activity to teach about allowance and spending choices
- Debit vs. credit: A handout that explains the difference between the two cards.
- Jump Start's reality check: Youth can see if they can afford their dream life in this online activity.
- Let's count money: Activity to teach coin identification and their values.
- Money match: Activity to teach value of coins, counting coins and problem solving.
- Money values: Take the money personality assessment to understand your money values.
- Youth credit education: List of resources and activities to teach youth about credit.
- Youth investment education: List of resources and activities to teach youth about investing.
- Youth money management: Events and programs