Washtenaw County

Address: 100 Arbana Drive, Ann Arbor

Phone: (734) 961-1999

Website: HAWC

Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm

  • HAWC is Washtenaw County’s central intake for individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness.  The central intake is the single point of entry for all emergency shelters and housing resources that are available to serve people experiencing homelessness in the county.  Residents of Washtenaw County may call HAWC for housing assistance, information and/or referral.  Please note that there is a severe shortage of housing resources in Washtenaw County and HAWC is not able to help all people who are experiencing a housing crisis. 


Address: 14 River St – Ypsilanti

Phone: (734) 485-8730

Website: SOS Community Resource Center

  • SOS Community Services receives referrals from HAWC for our housing programs, but you must be in touch with HAWC first before we can help.


Address: 102 N. Hamilton St. Ypsilanti, MI

Phone or text: (734) 622-2222

Website: Ozone House

  • Support and resources for youth ages 10-17 years.
  • Stay for 3 weeks and participate in group & individual therapy, educational support, and life skills workshops.

Address: 4100 Clark Rd. Ann Arbor, MI

24 Hour helpline: (734) 995-5444

Website:   SafeHouse Center for Domestic Violence

Walk-in hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • SafeHouse Center provides support for those impacted by domestic violence of sexual assault. SafeHouse provides free and confidential services for any person victimized that lives or works in Washtenaw county.


Rental and Legal Help for Tenants in Washtenaw County

Go to ALL court hearings (especially your first one) 

  • If you miss ANY of your hearings, the court may take a "default judgment" against you, leading to your eviction and making it harder to rent other places in the future.
  • The hearing instructions can be found on the "Summons."
  • You can attend court:
    • through Zoom by phone or video, or
    • in-person at the court
  • If you have questions about going to your hearing, call the court.

*    Find the court phone number listed near the top right side of the Summons.

Legal Help

FREE legal help is available for low-­income Washtenaw County residents at Legal Services of South Central Michigan

Legal help walk-in hours
Tuesdays 10-11:30 am & Thursdays 2-3:30 pm
15 South Washington, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Bring your court papers

If you can't make it to walk-in hours, call us at (734) 665-6181

Other Legal Resources:

Washtenaw County Lawyer Referral
(734) 996-3229
$30 fee for referral and 30 minute consultation

State Bar of Michigan Lawyer Referral
(800) 968-0738
$25 fee for referral and 25 minute consultation

MI Legal Help (FREE Info Online)

Rental Help

Department of Health and Human Services (State Emergency Relief)
Apply online for assistance
•    Or apply in person at Washtenaw DHHS, 22 Center St, Ypsilanti, Ml 48198
•    Must meet income and other requirements

Housing Access for Washtenaw County 
•    Contact by phone 734-961-1999
•    By email
•    Must meet income and other requirements

Housing Bureau for Seniors
•    Contact by phone 734-998-9339
•    Must be 55 or older to qualify

Washtenaw County Veteran Services
•    Contact by phone 734-973-4540
•    Must be a veteran, have a veteran living in your household, or be married to a veteran to qualify. You may also qualify for benefits if you are a widow or disabled child of a veteran.

ADA & Accessibility

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Is Accessible To All Our Visitors 

Washtenaw ISD is committed to providing a website that is fully accessible and we are currently in the process of developing a new website to better meet the needs of our customers. Our new website will include improvements to ADA compliance and accessibility, and during this transition, we remain committed to maintaining our existing website's accessibility and usability. 

ADA Compliance

Non Discrimination

It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.

Non Discrimination Information

ADA and Title IX Coordinator ADA and Title IX Coordinator
Brian Marcel
Associate Superintendent
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1402
Cassandra Harmon-Higgins
Executive Director, HR & Legal Services
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1311