Financial Assistance

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 50 and older – at nearly 5,000 locations nationwide.

Phone: (888) 687-2277

Find a Tax-Aide location near you: https://secure.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action
Email: taxaide@aarp.org

Ann Arbor Thrift Shop

Ann Arbor Thrift Shop members answer requests from social service case workers on behalf of people who need emergency aid for clothing, housing, utility bill payment, medical or dental care, car repair and transportation. Services are available to Ann Arbor residents only. A referral is required for assistance.

Address:

3500 Washtenaw Ave, Suite K

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: (734) 662-6771

Website: www.annarborthriftshop.org

Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm

B&B Payee Services

B&B Payee Services provides Representative Payee Services, Federal Fiduciary

Services, Conservator Services, and Financial Management assistance.They help all who are experiencing financial obstacles, including those with disabilities, low income, or receiving Social Security and/or Veterans benefits.

Address:

124 Pearl St.

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone: (734) 480-1347

Website: http://www.bbpayeeservices.org/

Email: info@bbpayeeservices.org

Catholic Social Services Tax Assistance Program

Tax preparation volunteers are trained annually to help Washtenaw County limited-income seniors and adults with disabilities file simple income tax returns and credits.

Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

The Michigan DHHS provides income supplement programs for individuals who are temporarily or permanently disabled, who lack money for food, shelter, and utilities. These include: Food Stamps, Child Support Programs, Day Care Services, Work First Program (employment and job training), Low Income Energy Assistance Programs (LIEAP), Medicaid, and State Disability Assistance (SDA).

Address:

22 Center Street

Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Phone: (734) 481-2000
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs

FreeGrants ForVeterans

Our website provides comprehensive details on grants for veterans. These grants are given away for free, and they could help low income veterans with bills, mortgage, rent, housing, college, and medications . Please note that grants are only given for veterans who can prove financial difficulties. Apply for multiple grants to ensure your needs are met.

 

We offer information on the following : (1) grants for rent (2) housing assistance (3) help with bills (4) education grants (5) medical bills grants (6) business grants

Friends In Deed

The Direct Assistance Program helps families prevent utility shut off, repair a car to get to work or medical appointments, obtain a prescription or other one-time medical needs and more.

Address:

1196 Ecorse Rd.

Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Help Line: (734) 484-4357

Furniture Line: (734) 484-7607

Circles Line: (734) 340-9042

Administrative Line: (734) 485-7658

Website: 

http://www.friendsindeedmi.org/

Email: Office@FriendsInDeedMI.org

Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:30am-12pm

GreenPath Debt Solutions

Since 1961, GreenPath has been helping people regain control of their finances --- and

their lives. In addition to other services, GreenPath offers free credit counseling and debt counseling to help ease your financial stress, address your financial concerns, and develop a plan for living a financially healthy life.

Address:

5397 West Michigan Avenue

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone: (800) 550-1961

Website: http://www.greenpath.com/

Financial counseling in person: Wed & Fri, 8am-5pm

Financial counseling by telephone:

Mon-Thurs, 8am-10pm

Fri 8am-7pm

Sat 9am-6pm

Housing Bureau for Seniors

In partnership with AARP, they host free tax assistance programs throughout the tax season.

Address:

Turner Senior Resource Center

2401 Plymouth Road, Suite C

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Phone: (734) 998-9339

Website: http://www.med.umich.edu/seniors/

Email: housingbureauseniors@umich.edu

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic

LITC helps low-income taxpayers tackle and resolve issues with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Address:

701 S State St

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 936-3535

Website: https://www.law.umich.edu/clinical/litc/Pages/default.aspx

Michigan Ability Partners (MAP)

MAP representative payees handle disabled clients’ financial affairs from paying bills and

distributing clients’ allowance, to helping them develop a budget, building personal financial

management skills, repairing credit, and in most cases regaining  independence over their

financial affairs.

Address:

3810 Packard Rd., Suite 260

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Phone: (734) 975-6880

Email: info@mapagency.org
Website: https://www.mapagency.org/

Michigan Free Tax Help

Whether or not you owe any income tax, if you are a Michigan taxpayer you can get FREE help in completing your income taxes by an IRS trained volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) or tax counseling for the elderly (TCE) preparer.

Navigate this website to learn about VITA, the EITC, organizations that offer free tax assistance, and more.

Michigan Helping Hand Program

This website helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need.

Simply click on one of the five tabs for links to information about jobs and training,

unemployment benefits, health care, family support, and housing. Then click on the

link that will best meet your needs.

POWER Inc

Our economic development services include:

  • Family Financial Academy: Nine-week comprehensive financial management courses

  • Michigan $ave$: Washtenaw IDA (Individual Development Accounts), a savings program to purchase a home, start a business, or return to school for limited income families

  • Links to Home Ownership: Home ownership and foreclosure prevention for low-income families with children in Washtenaw County

  • Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (WHEP): Homebuyer preparation for first-time purchase

Address:

1601 Stamford Rd.

Superior Charter Twp, MI 48198

Phone: (734) 961-1990

Website: http://www.powerclf.org/programs-and-services/economic-development/

Social Security Administration

This is the location to apply for social security retirement or disability benefits.

Address:

3971 Research Park Drive, Suite A

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Phone: (800) 772-1213
Website: www.ssa.gov

St. Francis

This organization can help you prepare returns if income is $45,000.00 or less.  Call the Parish Office at (734) 821-2100 to make a 45-minute appointment. No walk-ins! Please call to make an appointment.

Address:

2250 E Stadium Blvd

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: (734) 821-2100

Website: https://www.stfrancisa2.com/tax-help/

Hours: Every Saturday, February through April, 10:30am to 2:00pm

Synod

Synod’s Representative Payee Program provides financial management of Veterans,

Social Security and SSI benefits on behalf of individuals who have difficulty using their

payments to meet their basic needs. A representative payee helps beneficiaries who need

assistance in managing their benefits.

Address:

615 S Mansfield St

Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Phone: (734) 483-9363
Website: http://www.synodhelps.org/

United Healthcare Dual Special Needs Plans (DSNP)

Some people have both Medicare and Medicaid. If so, they could be “dual eligible.” That’s where dual special needs plans — or “dual” plans — come in. Dual plans combine the benefits of both Medicare and Medicaid into one simple health plan. If you have Medicare and Medicaid, chances are you could qualify for a dual plan.

Dual plans offer extra benefits at no extra cost.

Dual plans go beyond either Medicaid or Original Medicare alone. You’ll still keep the Medicaid benefits you get today. And better yet, with a dual plan, you could get many extra benefits and features than Original Medicare at no extra cost. These extra benefits may include:

  • Dental care, plus credit for restorative work.

  • Eye exams, plus credit for eyewear.

  • Hearing exams, plus credit for hearing devices.

  • Rides to health care visits and the pharmacy.

  • Credits to buy hundreds of health-related products.

United Way of Washtenaw County

United Way of Washtenaw County offers free tax help by appointment.

Address:

2305 Platt Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: (734) 971-8200

Website: https://www.uwwashtenaw.org/freetaxhelp

Email: liveunited@uwwashtenaw.org

Veteran Affairs

The VA provides accurate, efficient and timely services to ensure delivery of benefits to

veterans and their families. They may be able to assist veterans in an emergency.

Address:

2155 Hogback Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 8645

Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645

Phone: (734) 973-4540
Website: https://www.washtenaw.org/959/Veterans-Affairs

Missing or Inaccurate information?

 

Please email info@canannarbor.org with suggestions for updates.

Programs & Services

Program Registration

Additional Websites

CAN Washtenaw

Community Action Network website

CAN Academy

Online training & resources for CAN staff, interns, and volunteers

CAN Mission Statement

Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves, and improve the communities in which they live.

Community Action Network | P.O. Box 130076, Ann Arbor, MI 48113
 

(734) 994-2985 |        (888) 343-4454 |        info@CANwashtenaw.org

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