Health, Housing, and Utility Assistance

Below is a list of information regarding health, housing, and utility assistance for veterans.

Southeast Michigan VA Medical Facilities
 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VA  

John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
4646 John R Street
Detroit, MI

Appointments: (800) 511-8056

SMART Fixed Routes: 510 Van Dyke, 560 Gratiot

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VA Pontiac Outpatient Clinic
44200 Woodward Avenue, Suite 208
Pontiac, MI

Phone: (248) 332-4540

SMART Fixed Routes: 450 Woodward

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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
2215 Fuller Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

(800) 361-8387 | (734) 769-7100

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VA Ann Arbor Shuttle Service
Any veteran who is a patient of the Ann Arbor VA and has a scheduled appointment the day of their transportation can ride the shuttle. At the time of transportation, you must present photo identification such as a valid state driver’s license or VA identification card to be transported. You will need a reservation and a scheduled appointment for services at the VA Medical Center in order to utilize this transportation service. Service is free-of-charge.

Westland Area Shuttle Pick-up Locations:
1. Dorsey Center – Westland (Palmer & Venoy)

2. Meijer – Westland (37201 Warren Road)

Call (800) 361-8387, Ext 27145 for more information.


U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Mental Health
 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  

The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Mental Health Resources provides information about mental health and support services specifically for veterans. Information and website links for VA Mental Health, Vet Centers, National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and National Call Center for Homeless Veterans.

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Click the link below for a guide to mental health for veterans and families.  The file is in Adobe pdf format, so you will need the FREE Adobe Reader to open the file.

Guide to Mental Health for Veterans and Families from the Department of Veterans Affairs

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Michigan State Housing Development Authority
 Michigan State Housing Development Authority   The HUD VASH program combines HUD Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) at its medical centers and in the community. Ongoing VA case management, health, and other supportive services will be made available to homeless veterans at various VA Medical Center (VAMC) supportive services sites across the nation. HUD VASH eligible families are homeless veterans.

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City of Livonia Services
City of Livonia Mental Health Counseling
The City of Livonia Housing Commission provides financial assistance to income eligible Livonia residents to obtain professional mental health counseling services.  For more information on the program, contact the Housing Commission’s Community Development Office at (734) 421-6450, Ext. 103

Livonia Emergency Assistance Program
The City of Livonia Housing Commission provides eligible low/moderate income residents with utility (gas, electric, or fuel heating) shut-off assistance when a “SHUT-OFF” notice has been received from the utility company.  Call (734) 421-6450, EXT 105 for specific information.

Medical Equipment Loan Closet
The Civic Park Senior Center has a medical loan closet filled with wheelchairs, transfer/bath benches, canes, walkers, portable commodes and other durable medical aids.  For Livonia residents ONLY.  A cash deposit is required and refunded upon the return of the item.  Equipment can be kept for six months.

Livonia Housing
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is an entitlement program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds are used primarily to benefit low and moderate income households or areas as defined by the U.S. Census. The City of Livonia utilizes the CDBG funds in a variety of ways, including:

  • Public Services: Senior Van Transportation, Mental Health Counseling, First Step, And Emergency Utility Assistance
  • Major Home Rehabilitation Loan
  • Minor Home Repair Grant

For additional information, contact the Community Development Office at (734) 421-6450, Ext. 103, or by email at:

 City of Livonia Services