Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing
For over 30 years, Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing has helped move those experiencing homelessness and mental illness into permanent supportive housing. NMSH pairs affordable rental housing with supportive services to help households overcome barriers related to maintaining and sustaining their housing.
We serve Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties.
Each prospective client must meet the following criteria:
1. The individual/family must be experiencing homelessness.
2. The individual/family must provide verification of mental disability.
3. All NMSH referrals are received through the Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness' Centralized Intake. If you are experiencing homelessness please contact Centralized Intake at (844) 900-5000.
*NMSH tenant rental units correspond to their family size (for example, a single individual can only be housed in a one bedroom). All rental units are subject to Fair Market Rental (FMR) rates.
*NMSH tenants pay 30% of their monthly income toward their rent. If tenants have zero income when enrolled in program, NMSH may provide 100% of the rental subsidy while case managers work with tenants to gain income.
Support services play a major role in NMSH’s efforts to facilitate stability and growth in the lives of its clients. The services offered by NMSH include budget counseling, life-skills training, home maintenance, utility assistance, and case management to help clients overcome any barriers related to maintaining and sustaining their housing. NMSH believes these services are integral for individuals/families to find success that will lead to being permanently and stably housed.
In addition to these supports, NMSH also connects clients to community resources such as Community Mental Health, which provide psychiatric services that are outside the scope of NMSH. This intentional separation between the provision of housing and clinical services allows NMSH clients to dictate their own path to recovery without feeling as if their housing depends on their successes in treatment.
Because tenants dictate their own pathway to recover, support services vary greatly for each tenant depending on their level of need. NMSH ensures that each tenant receives flexible and individualized services, including clinical, educational, and vocational services, medical benefit advocacy, daily living skill development, and more.
"NMSH gave me hope in a dark time and for that I am forever grateful!"
- NMSH Client