Oakland County's Housing Counseling unit promotes and protects the interests of housing consumers.
Housing Counseling Hotline 248-858-5402
It is illegal for real estate agencies, apartment complexes, or property owners to turn a person away from housing solely on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status or national origin.
If you feel you have been discriminated against while seeking housing, contact:
If you want to buy a home, but you do not know where to begin, our housing counselors can help you determine if you are ready for homeownership.
Learn how to determine:
If your property owner is threatening to evict you, does not make needed repairs or refuses to return all of your security deposit, call one of our housing counselors. There are laws to protect you.
We provide education on landlord and tenant issues including lease agreements, evictions and security deposit law.
Trying to refinance your way out of a mortgage can cause problems. Be careful!!
There are predatory lenders out there waiting to steal your home equity. Check out the "Don't Borrow Trouble" or call the Michigan Department of Civil Rights at 1-800-482-3604.
Many senior citizens have substantial equity in their homes but not enough income to pay property taxes, keep up on home repairs, or maintain their life style. There is a loan regulated by the federal government called a reverse mortgage that might solve this problem. This loan does not need to be repaid as long as you continue to live in your home. Homeowners must be at least 62 years old.
Our housing counselors can explain this program to you and your family without charge or obligation. Counseling is by appointment only.
Many low-income residents need help paying their rent. While Oakland County Community & Home Improvement does not have a rental assistance program, the following Public Housing Commissions may be able to help.