CDBG-CV Rental Assistance Program

The City of Sterling Heights Rental Assistance Program, which is supported by federal Community Development Block Grant – CARES Act funds (CDBG-CV), is designed to keep eligible low- to moderate income residents who fell behind on their rent during the COVID-19 pandemic in their homes. 

Rental assistance includes current rental payments and rental arrearages with applicable late fees. Applicants may be eligible for up to three (3) consecutive months of current rent payments and/or payment of rental arrearages up to the amount of $6,000. This program DOES NOT include mortgage assistance, delinquent tax payments, utility assistance or payment of court fees. 

Tenants may apply only ONE time for assistance. Funding for the program is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. The City of Sterling Heights reserves the right to prioritize applications for those at the highest risk for homelessness.    

Eligibility Requirements 

Must be a Sterling Heights resident who has:
  • A combined gross household income below 50% area median income (AMI) 
  • Experience an eligible COVID-19 hardship since March 13, 2020
  • A lease agreement in the tenant's name 
  • Valid Government-issued Identification 
Household Size  Income Limit 
1 $31,350
2 $35,800
3 $40,300
4 $44,750

Submitting an Application 

  • Email: CDBG@sterling-heights.net 
  • Mail: City of Sterling Heights, Attn: CDBG, 40555 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48313
For more information please contact Sydnie Allor, HUD Program Coordinator at (586)-446-2734.