Few things are more important than having a roof over one's head, and the University does its part to make sure its neighbors have safe, adequate housing. Senior citizens, low-income families and the homeless are of special concern, and receive special attention from students and staff.

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Habitat for Humanity

Hundreds of University students take part in the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that works to eliminate impoverished housing and provide decent shelter for low-income families. The group builds and rehabilitates houses with the help of the homeowner families, who work as partners in obtaining their new housing.

Web: umhabitat.org/

Housing Bureau for Seniors

The Housing Bureau for Seniors serves older adults throughout Washtenaw County by helping them find affordable and appropriate housing. Information is provided to assist individuals and their families evaluate housing options. The Housing Counseling program assists seniors with various housing options including ways to help them stay comfortably in their own homes. The HomeShare program matches older homeowners with people seeking affordable housing through a service exchange. The Elderly Eviction Prevention program helps seniors living in apartments avoid being evicted. The Elderly Foreclosure Prevention program provides information, assistance with tax forms and administers an emergency tax loan program to help people remain in their home and resolve property tax problems.

Phone: (734) 998-9339
Web: med.umich.edu/seniors/
Email: housingbureauseniors@umich.edu
Housing Counseling: (734) 998-9346
HomeShare: kimthomp@umich.edu or (734) 998-9345
Elderly Foreclosure Prevention: jmhunko@umich.edu or (734) 998-9341
Elderly Eviction Prevention: hbakalar@umich.edu or (734) 998-9355