Addressing Housing Affordability & Homelessness

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) Program

In March 2021, the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to accept the provision of approximately $6.5 million as part of the MSHDA Emergency Rental Assistance grant to provide rental and utility support to Washtenaw County residents. 

The Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) are working with community partners to implement this program. Learn more by visiting

Description of the CERA program, that can be found in text by visiting: