Genesee County CARES Act – Rent, Mortgage & Utility Assistance

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Genesee County has allocated $315,280 across three agencies for rent, mortgage and utility assistance – Catholic Charities, Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD), and Metro Community Development.  To qualify, your household must be considered low/moderate-income, and be able to show a loss of income due to the pandemic. Qualified applicants may receive up to 6 months of assistance. 

For details, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and “How to Apply” below.

To qualify for this program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be able to document a loss of income as a direct result of COVID-19.
  • Household income must be considered low/moderate-income according to the chart below.
  • Must reside in Genesee County. You are NOT eligible if residing in one of the following non-participating communities: City of Flint, City of Clio, City of Davison, Village of Otter Lake, Village of Lennon.

Who do I contact to apply for assistance?

For rental and/or utility assistance, contact: GCCARD at (810) 232-2185.

For mortgage, rental and/or utility assistance, contact: Catholic Charities at (810) 600-4525, or Metro Community Development at (810) 544-HELP (4357).