TrueNorth Community Service's Housing Assistance program and services strive to keep residents in safe and affordable housing, while working towards the goal of self-sufficiency.

We seek 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.


Are you in a housing crisis or do you know someone who is? TrueNorth is a member of the West Michigan Housing Network in partnership with Ocean's Housing Partnership. The network serves Lake, Mason, Newaygo and Oceana counties. To access its resources, call 877.446.8730.


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


A residential blaze can create a crisis situation. We provide Emergency Fire Assistance by way of shelter, rental assistance or food.

Each November, we coordinate 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.


Please note 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.