TrueNorth Heating & Housing Assistance programs and services strive to keep residents in safe and affordable housing, while working towards the goal of self-sufficiency.


First, please note that not every TrueNorth program is available in each county we serve. To find out if a specific program is available in your county of residence, please visit our Resource Search page to see what services are available to you. A link to Resource Search is provided on the right. If we do not provide a service you need, please call 2-1-1 or visit to locate services in your area. 

IMPORTANT – The emPower Heat & Energy Assistance Program is no longer accepting applications. We anticipate having funding again in October 2016. To find possible assistance resources in your area, please call 2-1-1 or their alternate number 844-875-9211, visit their website at, call your local DHHS office or visit

We also strive to help low-income families remain in their current housing
or to acquire safer, more affordable housing by providing Housing Assistance with rent payments to prevent homelessness, or secure housing for those in crisis.

TrueNorth provides Emergency Shelter to individuals and families on a limited basis, while a more permanent housing plan is developed and enacted.

A fire often creates a crisis situation. We provide Emergency Fire Assistance by way of shelter, rental assistance or food.

We strive to provide Landlord and Tenant Education and Awareness, which is essential for successful landlord and tenant relations. Improved relationships are accomplished through workshops and counseling.

Each fall, we design and implement a Hunger & Homeless Awareness Campaign designed to educate our youth and adults about the issue of rural homelessness and food scarcity in Newaygo County and other communities on a limited basis.