COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA)​

The COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program provides rent and utility payment assistance to help renters who have fallen behind on their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program is being administered by Holy Cross Services in partnership with Advent House Ministries, Capital Area Housing Partnership, Legal Services of South Central Michigan, Ingham County Continuum of Care, the City of Lansing, MSU Housing Law Clinic, and MSHDA.

The application process can be started here:

For more information, please visit:,4641,7-141-5555-533463–,00.html


COVID-19 Resource Guide
The intent of this resource guide is to distribute as public information only. Thank you to the hard workers and agencies referenced who remain essential to our community. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Resource Guide COVID 7-2020


The Capital Region Housing Collaborative

The history of the Capital Region Housing Collaborative (formerly the Greater Lansing Homeless Resolution Network).

In 1987, Congress passed the first federal law (The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act) specifically addressing homelessness.   Later renamed the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, this Federal mandate provides financial support for a variety of programs to meet the needs of homeless individuals and families who are homeless. The housing programs authorized through this funding are administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs.

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If your agency is interested in joining the Collaborative, please complete this form. If you would like to contribute toward ending homelessness in Ingham County, please consider donating to the Capital Region Housing Collaborative.

Attend a Meeting

We invite all community and network members to join us for our regular meetings. Locations and times vary. See our calendar for more details.