For Residents

Home Rehabilitation and Repair Resources

0% Home Repair Loans

The Detroit 0% Home Repair Loans Program offers 0% interest loans from $5,000 to $25,000 to help Detroit homeowners invest in and repair their homes – promoting public health and safety, increasing property values and helping residents secure and maintain homeowner’s insurance.

For full program information, including homeowner eligibility, visit:


Senior Emergency Home Repair Grants

The City has currently reached its projected funding capacity for this program and as a result is no longer taking applications at this time. Please continue to check back for more updates.


Lead Hazard Reduction Program

The City of Detroit aims to increase the number of lead-safe residential housing units in the city. The Lead Hazard Reduction Program Grant (LHR)  utilizes a site-specific lead inspection/risk assessment (LIRA) to determine:

  • The nature and scope of lead hazards in the home
  • The types of lead hazards controls needed (lead cleanings, interim controls and/or abatement techniques) to eliminate lead-based paints hazards
  • The conditions that contribute to these hazards

The LHR program remediates lead hazards in eligible single-family homes (1 - 4 units) throughtout the City of Detroit. At this time the LHR program is closed and application are not being accepted. HRD will notify residents when additional funding is available and the program is re-opened.

Housing Resources


The Detroit Land Bank Authority has a summary of available financial resources, such as down payment assistance and rehabilitation loans.


If you are at risk of losing your home to tax foreclosure, review these steps you can take.


The Michigan State Housing Development Authority can help you find rental housing affordable to your family.


Through its Step Forward Program, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority is offering $15,000 for down payment assistance, closing costs, and prepaids to eligible homebuyers who purchase homes in select areas:


A summary of potential incentives available to new or current homeowners is available:


Are you homeless or seeking help to avoid becoming homeless?

Please call the Coordinated Assessment Call Center at (313) 305-0311. Follow the prompts to be connected to appropriate services.
If you are seeking help with utilities, please visit Wayne Metro Community Action Agency or The Heat and Warmth Fund.