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Rental & Mortgage Assistance

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SMCAA Emergency Housing Assistance

SMCAA offers many emergency services designed to help residents across Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties, including emergency housing assistance such as rent or mortgage payments. 

Eligibility differs based on programming. Apply today to see if you qualify for assistance.

Emergency Shelter Program

Households in need of eviction prevention may qualify for emergency assistance for both food and housing. EFSP supplements and expands ongoing work of local social service organizations, both nonprofit and governmental, to provide shelter, and supportive services to individuals, families, and households who have economic, non-disaster related emergencies.

Eligibility requirements are an individual or household facing eviction or foreclosure with a household income at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level.

Emergency food and shelter
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