Resources for Providers

Emergency Shelter Program (ESP)

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) administers the Emergency Shelter Program (ESP). ESP is operated statewide and provides emergency overnight lodging to households experiencing homelessness in Michigan. The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division (TSA) administers the ESP on behalf of MDHHS.  


Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA)

The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is specifically geared towards individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. Research shows that safe and stable housing is important to reducing viral loads (an important health indicator) for those living with HIV.

Through its sub-recipients, the MDHHS HOPWA program provides support to households with members living with HIV who are below 80% of Area Median Income. Support may include housing assistance, utility assistance, case management, and supportive services.  Recipients of services do not have to be homeless to receive services.

Through HUD funding, MDHHS’s HOPWA program provides services to all counties except Wayne, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, and St. Clair. Potential recipients living in those counties should contact:

  • Wayne County:
    Contact City of Detroit Health Department at 313-638-2156
  • Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, and St. Clair Counties
    Contact OLHSA at 248-209-2672.
  • FY 2019 HOPWA Program List


Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) is an intervention that combines affordable housing assistance with voluntary support services to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness.  PSH is long-term assistance meant for the most vulnerable homeless populations.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Housing and Homeless Services Division administers various PSH programs throughout the state via contracts with local non-profit organizations.


Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

PATH program supports the delivery of outreach and services to individuals with serious mental illnesses and those with co-occurring substance use disorders who are experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness.


Rapid Rehousing (RRP)

Rapid re-housing rapidly connects families and individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through a tailored package of assistance that may include the use of time-limited financial assistance and targeted supportive services. Rapid rehousing programs help families and individuals living on the streets or in emergency shelters solve the practical and immediate challenges to obtaining permanent housing while reducing the amount of time they experience homelessness, avoiding a near-term return to homelessness, and linking to community resources that enable them to achieve housing stability in the long-term.


SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR)

SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is a national program designed to increase access to Federal disability income benefits for eligible adults and children who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. 


Financial Information for Providers

Attached is the current calendar for MDHHS Housing and Homeless Services grantees and their obligations for reporting FSRs, contract amendment deadlines, quarterly reports for program related materials.




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