There has been an increase in people calling for rental assistance in different states. Michigan has taken some steps in mitigating that situation.

Grants to Michigan low-income individuals in eligible areas who need financial assistance to pay a mortgage or rent due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Applicants must contact the Funding Source prior to submitting an application. Eligible individuals must reside in East Lansing.

The City of East Lansing has allocated CDBG-CV funds to provide emergency support to income eligible East Lansing residents to the issuance of rent or mortgage payments to persons experiencing financial hardships as a direct result of COVID-19.

Direct payments will be made to the landlord or property manager or mortgage company on the applicant’s behalf. No payments will be made directly to the applicant.

  • Rent payment (includes land contract payments, mobile home lot rent, late fees, court costs)
  • Mortgage payment and/or association fees

The program pays up to one-month rent and mortgage payments, with the possibility to apply for an additional two-months, to prevent eviction, foreclosure, missed payment and/or late fees.


Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source’s website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Interested applicants must contact Capital Area Housing Partnership (CAHP) at 517-332-4663, or via email at

Applications must be submitted to the email address above, or dropped off at:

Capital Area Housing Partnership
(Neighborhood Empowerment Center)
600 W. Maple Street Suite D,
Lansing, MI 48906