Flint/Genesee County COC

Flint/Genesee County COC A community working together to achieve access to safe and affordable
housing for all residents of Genesee County. The Flint/Genesee County Continuum of Care

(COC) is a federally mandated body of homeless

service providers.

The COC works in partnership

with the Michigan State Housing Development

Authority (MSHDA) and the United States

Department of Housing and Urban Development

(HUD) towards the common goal to end

homelessness in the United States within 10

years. Each year the Flint/Genesee County COC

applies for funding to support local efforts to

prevent and end homelessness.

Operating as usual


Help us to stock the shelves of local food pantries by donating to our #SummerStockUp. Thanks to our partners at Randy Wise Automotive, all 7 of their locations are drop off points.

If you chose to make a monetary donation instead you can do so here: https://www.unitedwaygenesee.org/summer-stock or by texting UWGCFood to 41444. Thank you for #livingunited!


TODAY'S THE DAY! Our 1st Mindful Kayaking of the summer is today!!!! If you haven't signed up yet but would love to go, you can still sign up today!! Visit kayakflint.org/mindfulness or call Crossover at 810-234-2479 to sign up for FREE! If you're signed up- we will see you tonight at Thread Lake at 5:30pm!!! πŸ˜πŸ›Ά


June is TEFAP month! GCCARD is distributing emergency food assistance through our drive-thru at 2727 Lippincott Blvd, to all who qualify!


How can you help? Purchase items from our Amazon Wish List. This will provide basic need items for our residents . Prime Days are June 21 - 22!!!


#flint #downtownflint #makeadifference #impactflint #flintmi #donations

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Genesee Health System is teaming together with ReCAST Flint to bring hope, health and resiliency to your community. Free virtual courses are happening every week including Mental Health 101 and Mental Health First Aid. Open to all.

Visit our Events Tab for more details on each training and other exciting happenings at GHS.

See a complete list and register online here www.genhs.org/Resources/GHS-Training

#mentalhealth #free #community #training


Are you behind on your rent payments because of pandemic-related hardships? If so, help is
available! The CERA program provides housing stability by helping renters get caught up on
owed rent – ensuring you can stay in your home. Learn more about CERA and how you can
apply here: Michigan.gov/CERA #CERA #Michigan #CovidRelief


Join us on June 21st at 12:00 pm to celebrate our 70th anniversary!


If you need to get out of the heat, stop into CTM for some cool water!

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MCAH and our partners are very excited to present a special webinar with the research team of Invisible People! Join us on June 15 to learn more about their research: What America Believes About Homelessness. Download the report at http://invisiblepeople.tv/2020research and register for our free webinar at https://bit.ly/InvisiblePeopleWebinar

Thank you to our sponsors: CEDAM: The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan, Michigan Community Action and Michigan League for Public Policy


We are so happy to see the courts opening back up! Children and families across the county have been in limbo this past year waiting for trials and court dates to occur, which has proven to be traumatic for victims and their families.

"For the kids that means this endless game of waiting, so not only are they going through the pandemic, not only are they going through their own trauma narrative, but they’re having to wait, not knowing if a plea is going to be taken or if this person is actually going all the way to trial," stated Voices for Children's President and C.E.O. Nyse Holloman. You can read more about what Holloman and Prosecuting Attorney David Layton had to say here:


#voicesforcac #voicesforchildren #geneseecounty #flint #michigan #court #jury


GCCARD is taking applications for the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) Program. Eligible clients can receive up to 12 months assistance with rental arrearages. Also, within the same program, utility assistance is available to include electric, gas, water, sewer AND Internet Services.

Call 810-768-4675 to make an appointment to pick up an application, or for more information.

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#DYK: A housing provider is prohibited from denying individuals with mental health, intellectual, or developmental disabilities housing opportunities based on disability. HUD is committed to ensuring equal housing opportunity to people with disabilities. Learn more at www.hud.gov/fairhousing.


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Are you passionate about ensuring that everyone can access housing, regardless of their legal source of income? Join MCAH and the Michigan League for Public Policy on Thursday, 5/13 for our source of income organizing call to get involved in passing state protections for tenants! bit.ly/MCAHSOIMeeting


Get a great lunch and help someone experiencing homelessness! Taste of Carriage Town Box Lunch Fundraiser

#flint #downtownflint #makeadifference #impactflint #flintmi #donations

Photos from Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness's post

Photos from Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness's post


Su***de is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. Su***de does not discriminate against any race, gender or socioeconomic status. If you are experiencing a crisis, please understand that you do not have to go through it alone. Help is available if you need it. If you think someone may be going through a crisis and considering su***de, reach out to them and encourage them to seek help. There is always a better option than taking your own life.


In search for a COVID vaccination in Genesee County? Check out our COVID resources map at www.mapflint.org/covid19. Current locations shown include pharmacies and Genesee County Health Department clinics with more locations on the way. Click on any of the points to get more information about that location's opportunity and be sure to check back often as new opportunities are available.
Genesee County Health Department
Community Foundation of Greater Flint UM Flint Mott Foundation Ruth Mott Foundation


Genesee County Community Action Resource Department received $12,085,085 in federal funds to help tenants facing pandemic-related hardships avoid eviction while also ensuring landlords can recoup owed rent through the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program.

Qualifying individuals can receive assistance for up to 12 months rental arrears and 3 months of projected rental assistance (Up to 15 months total). Qualifying households can also receive utility assistance for tenant supplied electricity, home heating, water, sewer and trash.

Eligible renters include households that have incomes less than 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) who meet the following conditions:

β€’ Individual(s) in the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or has experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the coronavirus outbreak; and
β€’ Individual(s) in the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability evidenced by a past due utility or rent notice.

Applications can be picked up at GCCARD or printed online at: https://ceraapp.michigan.gov/.

Applications may be submitted in the following ways:
β€’ In person via appointment only by calling (810) 768-4675
β€’ Email to: [email protected]

Applicants may call GCCARD’s hotline at 810-768-4675 to begin the process if they do not have access to obtain the online application. All submissions must include the landlord and tenant applications along with all required documents. Those applications may be found here: https://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,4641,7-141-5555-533463--,00.html

Frequently asked questions regarding CERA:https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mshda/CERA_FAQ_3.25.21_720404_7.pdf



Congratulations to James Perlaki, winner of the 2021 Roy E. Peterson Caring Adult Award sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
Jim's nearly 40 years of work with Genesee County Youth Corporation have made a far-reaching positive impact for local unhoused and disadvantaged youth. As GCYC's Executive Director, Jim has expanded and improved services and has been committed to creating and sustaining care that is respectful, responsive, and safe.
Thanks for all your work, Jim!

REACH & Traverse Place


Think you've been a victim of housing discrimination? There are several resources throughout Michigan to help. https://bit.ly/3mHP2zb

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We all need to do our part to beat this pandemic, and that means getting vaccinated! Michiganders in congregate settings are at higher risk of COVID-19, so we created this brochure to help shelter staff speak with guests about the vaccine. Download at bit.ly/MCAHVaccineBrochure


Our Wish List has been updated. Can you help us with priority items? Our shelter residents especially need body wash, women's deodorant, new leggings, and new women's underwear. You can message us here to set up a drop-off time.

COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduler
COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduler

COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduler

Pfizer is approved for use in those aged 16+ while Moderna is approved for 18+. If you are under 18, you must schedule your appointment at a Pfizer clinic.


1174 Robert T Longway Blvd
Flint, MI

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Continuum of Care

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00


(810) 544-4357


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Over 60 volunteers are needed to canvass the city and count/survey people living on the streets. A few hours of your time can make a big impact in your community! Volunteers are needed for January 28th at 9pm until 1am. Volunteers are also needed during the day on January 29th from 11:15 am until 2 pm and 4:30 pm until 6 pm. All volunteers are required to complete online training. You will be assigned to a team with at least one experienced member. To register as a volunteer, visit https://www.geneseeserves.org/need/detail/?need_id=486530