Community Action Centers
Macomb Community Action has two Community Action Centers that offer services to income-eligible Macomb County residents to promote their independence. The Action Centers provide essential assistance with utilities and housing, as well as information and referrals to community resources.
If you have general questions about our Action Centers, please call (586) 469-6999. To find your local Action Center, view this map.
Utility, Rent, and Mortgage Assistance
Income-eligible Macomb County residents facing the following circumstances may be assisted in resolving their emergency:
- utility shut off
Eligibility and guidelines will vary based on available programs. For more information or to find out if you are eligible, contact your local Action Center.
Income eligible Macomb County residents facing utility shut off may be assisted in resolving their emergency. Utility assistance may be available for electric service, natural gas service, and deliverable fuels used to heat the home.
Eligibility and guidelines will vary based on available programs. Documentation for program eligibility is required. Contact your local Community Action Center for more information about utility assistance.
Online scheduling is temporarily unavailable due to the large increase in need for our programs due to COVID-19.
Water Bill Assistance
Water bill assistance through WRAP (Water Residential Assistance Program) is available for qualified residents in some Macomb County communities. WRAP offers a custom-designed service plan to help residential customers in the Great Lakes Water Authority regions to access bill assistance, water conservation measures, and wrap-around supports on a pathway toward independence.
Click here to see if you qualify or call the WRAP Connect Center from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 313-386-WRAP (9727). Communities currently accepting new WRAP applications are:
- Center Line
- Chesterfield Township
- Clinton Township
- Macomb Township
- Shelby Township
- St. Clair Shores
- Sterling Heights
- Village of New Haven
- Washington Township
Water bill assistance may be available in communities that are not participating in WRAP. Eligibility and guidelines will vary based on available programs. Documentation for program eligibility is required. Contact your local Community Action Center for more information about water bill assistance.
Supplemental Food Program Registration
The Community Action Centers register eligible Macomb County residents for supplemental food programs to help households stretch their food budgets. Registration is available for:
Focus: HOPE is a food commodity program designed for seniors age 60 and older. To sign-up today, please contact your local Macomb Community Action Center.
Macomb Community Action partners with Accounting Aid Society and Macomb County Veterans Services to offer income eligible Macomb County residents free tax preparation and filing services at IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites. If your total household income is below $57,000 you may be eligible for free tax preparation and filing.
View tax preparation schedules and services here. To schedule an appointment with Macomb County’s VITA program or for further tax information, please call 586-463-2537. To schedule an appointment with Accounting Aid Society please call 313-556-1920.
Free Tax Services
A FREE preparation tax site (state and federal) for individuals with an income under $66,000/year is now available. Simply click the link below and create a profile. The system will then route you to the webpage of HR Block.
Community Action Center Locations
When emailing questions regarding services, please include your name, phone number or other contact information, and city of residence. This helps us to serve you more efficiently.
Deaf, deaf or hard of hearing:
Please call TTY at 586-469-5962
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and County holidays