Here to Help

The Housing Assessment and Resource Agency for Ingham County is ready to work with you to avoid homelessness or recover from homelessness.

Welcome to the Housing Assessment and Resource Agency

As the Housing Assessment and Resource Agency (HARA) for Ingham County, our team is ready to provide centralized intake and housing assessment, thereby assuring a comprehensive communitywide service and housing delivery system. (If you need help outside Ingham County, check this list for the appropriate HARA in your community.) HARAs practice shelter diversion and work to rapidly re-house people who are homeless.

We can assist with housing case management and referrals. Cash assistance is available for eligible households and when resources are available, including:

  • Eviction Diversion
  • Rental Assistance
  • Security Deposits

In Lansing, you can connect with the HARA team in several ways.

1. Make an appointment at our 430 N. Larch St. office.

2. Make an appointment at our office on the Fourth Floor at Lansing City Hall, 124 W. Michigan Ave.

3. Call 211 for a general referral

4. Call us directly at (517) 484-4414 and follow the prompts