Assistance Programs

Listed here are just a few of the programs available to residents in South East Michigan who are in need of some additional assistance.  If you are not in need of assistance, but would like to help your community please visit these sites to see the ways you can help donate to worthy causes.

Medical Supply Loans

You can count on the Westland Fire Department to help you with your durable medical equipment needs. We often have on hand wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches and shower chairs. If we do not have something in our inventory we can assist you in acquiring what you need. In addition, we are giving out hand sanitizer and surgical masks for those our in need of personal protective equipment.

Medical Supply Request Form

FCC Lifeline Program

Administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), the Lifeline program provides a discount on phone service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings.  To see if you're eligible, view the details on the FCC website.

Hegira Health, Inc.

Hegira Health, Inc. (HHI) is a private non-profit organization that offers specialized mental health and substance abuse treatment programs to individuals of all ages and primary care physician services.  For details regarding the care offered by Hegira Health, Inc. please visit their website.

Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF)

The Homeowner Assistance Fund was established to mitigate hardships associated with the coronavirus pandemic by providing funds to prevent homeowner mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosure, loss of utilities or home energy services and displacements of homeowners experiencing financial hardship on or after January 21, 2020 or for those homeowners who experience a coronavirus pandemic financial hardship that began before January 21, 2020 but continued after that date.  To find out more about eligibility, to apply, and for more information please visit the Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF) website.

Salvation Army

The Wayne Westland Salvation Army offers various assistance programs.  Please visit the Wayne Westland Salvation Army website to view the programs they offer and to get more information.

Wayne County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Wayne County ERAP is available to those in Wayne County who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, who are experiencing housing instability, and whose household income is at or below 80% of Area Median Income (AMI).  For full details and to apply for assistance, please visit the Wayne County ERAP website.

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency offers several assistance programs in the areas of Quality Housing, Family Stability and Economic Opportunities.  This include:

  • utility payment assistance
  • water service assistance
  • mortgage support
  • weatherization assistance
  • head start and other after school programs
  • employment assistance and many more programs to assist people in need

To view the programs offered and to apply for assistance, please visit Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency.