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 Housing in Monroe County

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Senior Living in Monroe County 

The Senior Living in Monroe County resource guide offers seniors and their loved ones senior living listings and resources. You can find residency in our community that is right for your situation, whether you are looking for 55+ Apartments, assisted living or nursing facilities.

We understand there are many choices and that choosing the right senior housing facility is important, so make sure to take advantage of the resources provided in the Senior Living in Monroe County resource guide.

Senior Living in Monroe County

Monroe County Emergency Housing and Shelters 

The Department of Human Services
903 South Telegraph Road

Monroe, MI 48161

The Department of Human Services will be the starting point for most homeless and low income recipients.  A range of services could include food stamps, emergency funds, medical insurance, aid in applying for other benefits, referrals and case management for special cases.  A Decision Notice is needed to get services from MCOP. 

                            Family Counseling and Shelter Services - Sunrise House
14930 Laplaisance

Monroe, MI 48161

The Sunrise House is an emergency shelter for female victims of domestic violence and their children (17 years and under).  Capacity is 24 people; overflow from Monroe County will be sheltered in hotels or sent to other shelters.  Stay is 30 to 90 days  depending on need and circumstance.  Shelter averages 80% full.  Services also available for victims not staying at the Shelter and male victims of domestic violence.

Fairview Transitional Shelter for Disabled
3604 South Custer Road

Monroe, MI 48161
Transitional shelter for individual males and females who are disabled. Licensed AFC. Capacity 36. Contact for full details. 
MCOP Rental Assistance for the Homeless
1140 South Telegraph Road
Monroe, MI 48161
Depending on qualification, the Rental Assistance Programcan help with up to 3 months of rent.

Several guidelines apply for those who qualify. It is required for individuals to fill out a State of Emergency Relief (SER) form through the Department of Human Services (DHS), then receive a decision notice. Individuals must have proof of income to show sustainability as well as a late notice or eviction notice.

Paula’s House – Transitional Housing for Women
P.O. Box 2002
Monroe, MI 48161
Transitional house for homeless women who have substance abuse problems. Contact for full details. 

Philadelphia House 1 – Emergency Men’s Shelter
218 Washington Avenue

Monroe, MI 48161
Men’s Emergency Shelter up to 90 days Shelter for up to 32 men. Contact for full details 

Philadelphia House II – Transitional Shelter
119 East Third Street
Monroe, MI 48161
Transitional shelter and housing where assistance is provided for up to two years. Monroe County residents only. 

Salvation Army – Manor House – Housing for Families
815 East First Street

Monroe, MI 48161
Manor House provides up to 90 days of emergency shelter for families with children. Families must be married.  Men with children are accepted. Contact for full details. 

Salvation Army Warming Center

1018 East Second Street
Monroe, MI 48161
Open from 8pm in the evening until 8am in the morning each day when the temperature in Monroe drops to 32 degrees or lower. Located in the Church on 2nd Street The shelter can support up to 30 people. Monroe county residents only. 

Southeast Michigan Veterans Service Center

14 South Monroe Street
Monroe, MI 48161
Veteran Men’s Only Shelter. Contact for full details. 

United Way's 2-1-1

216 North Monroe St.
Monroe, MI 48162
734-242-HELP (4357) 

United Way 2-1-1 is a fast, free, confidential telephone help line available to all Monroe County citizens 24/7, 365 days a year.

2-1-1 is simple, but powerful, telephone number that makes a critical connection between individuals and families in need with community based organizations or government agencies. A live telephone call center operator will put you in touch with the people who can help you. 

 Monroe County Housing Commissions 

We recommend you call your local housing authority for low cost and affordable housing options along with finding area resources for affordable housing options and locations for area shelters in their area.

Housing authorities provide decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low and moderate income residents. Oftentimes they provide section 8 housing choice vouchers for those that qualify for low income housing. Most every housing authority that provides vouchers currently has multi-year waiting lists.

Housing authorities also provide low income public housing options that also often have multi-year waiting lists.

Housing authorities also provide low cost apartments for seniors, handicapped persons, single mothers with children, and homeless. Did you find a problem with this listing? Please notify us of changes needed.

Bedford Township Housing Commission
8745 Lewis Avenue
Temperance, MI 48182
Dundee Housing Commission Dundee 
501 Rawson Street
Dundee, MI 48131

Luna Pier Housing Commission 

10885 Ellen Street
Luna Pier, MI 48157

Monroe Housing Commission
20 N Roessler Street
Monroe, MI 48162  















***Please note that these links and listings are meant to be a resource guide for those looking for resources in our community. This list is not all inclusive of those resources available in our community. The Monroe County Commission on Aging makes no specific endorsement of these listings, links or services. 

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