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Help from Other Programs

  • In addition to the programs offered by DHS, the following programs may help you care for your family until you can get back on your feet.
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Education

  • Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) High school completion program that offers to pay for the first two years of college and beyond for identified students who graduate or complete their GED before age 20.
  • Michigan Student Aid Financial help for higher education. Check out their site for information on all state and federal programs, helpful hints, scholarship searches and tools to help you plan for your future. Go directly to the financial aid programs or browse the site by working through the customer groups.

Employment & Taxes

  • Pure Michigan Talent Connect wwww.mitalent.org - Your launch pad for new jobs, careers, and talent.
  • Michigan Works! Areas of this program will still be available to you, including resume writing, workshops and access to Pure Michigan Talent Connect job postings.
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Tax benefit for people who work - If you qualify, you will owe less in taxes, and you may get cash back. Even if you do not owe income tax, you can get the credit but you must file a federal tax return. Learn more at www.michiganeic.org.
  • Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) Unemployment insurance benefits for qualified unemployed residents. These benefits provide temporary income while you look for new employment.
  • Department of Treasury This site provides information for
    • Property Owners - annual tax sale, unclaimed property, tax reversion and property tax credits
    • Retirees - retirement services and resources to retirement links
    • Students & Parents - student financial assistance and tuition credit eligibility
    • Debtors - tax amnesty, and voluntary disclosure
    • Taxpayers - tax amnesty, assessments, income tax, e-file, and tax credits
      (such as the Home Heating Credit)
    • Investors - investments, bonds, hospital and higher education authorities
    • Customer Service - tips and contacts for all of your property owner needs

Food & Nutrition

General Assistance

  • Michigan Community Action Agency Association Provide free programs and services to help low-income individuals and families achieve higher levels of economic self-sufficiency and stability.
  • 2-1-1 United Way Call 2-1-1 to speak with someone about information and resources that may be available to help you in your time of need.

Health Care

Housing

  • Michigan Housing Locator Find rental housing to fit your location and your income
  • Step Forward Michigan A comprehensive, statewide strategy focused on unemployed and underemployed residents to help homeowners who are at high risk of default or foreclosure with federal funds secured by the State of Michigan.

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