Breaking the Cycle

Breaking the Cycle mazeThe Breaking the Cycle Committee was formed to better connect agencies and clients to a wide range of resources addressing issues in the home–from property taxes and landlord-tenant disputes to utility assistance.   Please download and utilize the following resources.  To add a resource or your organization to this registry, please email tg@clearcorpsdetroit.org.

Section One: Buyer Beware–Home Buying Education

Service Providers:

Central Detroit Christian CDC

8840 Second Ave. ~  Det. 48202 ~ 313-873-0064

Contact: Sheena Hill

Mission of Peace

333 W. Fort St. Suite 1350 ~ Det. 48226 ~ 313-967-0140

Contact: Carol Long

Buyer Beware: Important Information To Help With Your Home Purchase

Homeownership Counseling Programs

POWER, Inc. WHEP Homebuyers Progam

Abayomi CDC Counseling Program

Section Two: Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention

Service Providers:

University of Detroit Mercy Law School Foreclosure Defense Clinic

651 E. Jefferson Ave. ~ Det. 48226 ~ 313-596-9846

Contact: Joon Sung

Foreclosure Detroit.org Homeowner Resource Guide

Michigan Legal Services Brochure

Michigan State Housing Development Authority Foreclosure Process

Understanding Your Mortgage Statement

Section Three: Property Tax Assistance

Service Providers:

Michigan Legal Services and United Community Housing Coalition

220 Bagley Suite 900 ~ Det. 48226 ~ 313-964-4130

Contact: Lynette Adams

Michigan Legal Services–Property Tax

State of Michigan Property Tax Foreclosure Process

Property Tax Assistance

Property Tax Payment Information

Step Forward Michigan Past Due Tax Assistance

Section Four: Lead Abatement and Home Repair Programs

Service Providers:

City of Detroit Planning and Development Department

65 Cadillac Square Suite 2300 ~ Det. 48226 ~ 313-224-6380

Home Repair Grants Overview

Lead Safe Homes Program–For Detroit Residents

Lead Safe Wayne County–For non-Detroit Wayne County Residents

Detroit Planning and Development Department CDBG Home Repair Program

Section Five: Utility Assistance

Service Providers:

DTE Energy

1-800-477-4747

Warm Training Center

4835 Michigan Ave. ~ Det. 48210 ~ 313-894-1030

Detroit Water and Sewage Department

735 Randolph ~ Det. 48226 ~ 313-267-8000

Utility and Shutoff Assistance Overview

Utility Assistance Phone Numbers

Detroit Water and Sewage Department Resources

Energy Savers: Tips for Renters and Owners

Detroit Youth Energy Squad

Section Six: Information for Renters

Service Providers:

Legal Aid and Defender Association Inc.

613 Abbott ~ Det. 48226 ~ 313-967-5665

Contact: Regina Daniels Thomas

Salvation Army/William Booth  Legal Aid Clinic

3737 Lawton ~ Det. 48208 ~ 313-361-6340

Important Information and Resources for Renters

What To Look For When Renting A Home

State of Michigan Eviction, Unlawful Eviction and Utility Access

Tenants and Landlords: A Practical Guide

Legal Help for a Housing Dispute

Section Seven: How to Obtain Required Documentation

A Guide to Obtaining Require Documentation including Birth Certificates

Section Eight: State Emergency Relief, General Programs and Resources

Service Providers:

DHS State Emergency Relief

1-855-275-6424

Wayne Metro Community Action Agency

2121 Biddle Suite 102 ~ Wyandotte, MI 48192

734-284-6999 or 313-388-9799

State Emergency Relief–Overview and Application

Wayne Children’s Health Care Access Program (WCHAP) Flyer

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency Flyer

Legal Aid and Defender Association Flyer

Mission of Peace Counseling Flyer

United Way 211 Flyer

Section Nine: Lead and Healthy Homes Resources

Service Providers:

CLEARCorps/Detroit

11148 Harper Ave. ~ Det. 48213 ~ 313-924-4000

10 Tips to Prevent Lead Poisoning

Eight Elements of a Green and Healthy Home

How to We Clean Lead Safe

Seven Asthma Prevention Tips for the Home

Your Children’s Jewelry May Be Poisoning Them

CLEARCorps/Detroit General Flyer

Section 10: Bilingual Resources

Service Providers:

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation

1211 Trumbull ~ Det. 48216 ~ 313-967-4880

Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision

313-842-1961

Wet Cleaning Lead Safe (Spanish)

Property Tax Assistance and Legal Resources (Spanish)

Lead Safe Wayne County–non-Detroit Residents (Arabic)