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Macomb Community Action
Health and Community Services
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10, Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 469-6999

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.


Rent and Mortgage Assistance

Income-eligible Macomb County residents facing the following circumstances may be assisted in resolving their emergency:

  • eviction
    • Effective Spring 2021, assistance for renters facing eviction/housing insecurity may receive assistance via CERA - click to learn more
    • The CERA program will stop taking applications on June 30, 2022 at 9:00pm. This means that any application must be completed and submitted by that time as our application system will close. Applications completed and submitted by that date will continue to be processed after June 30, 2022 until all of the financial assistance funds are spent. There may be more applications submitted than funds available, so submitting an application before June 30, 2022 does not guarantee that it will be able to be processed.
  • homelessness
  • foreclosure

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.


Utility Assistance - Water


Struggling to pay your water bill? WRAP can help!

The Water Residential Assistance Program, or WRAP, offers a individualized service plan to help residential customers in the Great Lakes Water Authority regions to pay past-due bills, get $25 monthly credit toward future bills, receive plumbing repairs, and get water-saving kits*.

Learn more about WRAP Water Bill Assistance


For non-WRAP communities, other funding may be available to help you catch up on past-due water bills. Contact our Action Centers at (586) 469-6999 to learn more.


Utility Assistance - Electricity, Gas

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.


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
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.


Tax Preparation

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. 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.

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




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If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired, you may wish to utilize the Michigan Relay Service by calling 7-1-1 for assistance in placing a call to Macomb Community Action.



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Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and County holidays