Housing Assistance

TrueNorth Community ServicesHousing & Family Services strive to keep families and individuals in safe and affordable housing, while working towards the goal of self-sufficiency.

We seek to help families from low-income households 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?


If you are facing a housing crisis in Lake, Mason, Newaygo or Oceana counties or know someone who is, call 877.446.8730.


TrueNorth is a member of the West Michigan Housing Network in partnership with Oceana's Home Partnership. The network serves Lake, Mason, Newaygo and Oceana counties. 


The West Michigan Housing Network operates in these locations:

  • TrueNorth Community Services, 6308 S. Warner Avenue, Fremont, MI 49412; office hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday, except holidays
  • TrueNorth Community Services Lake County, Lake County Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Office, 5653 S. M-37, Baldwin, MI 49304; office hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday, except holidays
  • TrueNorth Community Services Mason County, Lakeshore Resource Network, 920 E. Tinkham Avenue, Ludington, MI 49431; office hourse: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday, except holidays
  • Oceana's Home Partnership, 204 Washington Street, Hart, MI 49420; office hours 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

To access the resources of the West Michigan Housing Network, call 877.446.8730.



Emergency Shelter


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.


Hunger & Homelessness                                                                                                                                              

Each November, we coordinate a Hunger & Homelessness 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 that not every TrueNorth program is available in the counties that we serve. To find out if a specific program is available in the county where you live, 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 211 or visit www.mi211.org to locate services in your area.