Mason County Michigan

Taxpayer Assistance

NEED ASSISTANCE?  If you are having trouble paying your property taxes, following are some possible sources of assistance.

 

Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF)

LINK IS NOW AVAILABLE - 2/14/2022

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.

MI State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) intends to launch the MIHAF program to the public on February 14, 2022.  An online and mobile application portal will be available on the MIHAF website at www.michigan.gov.

Once the MIHAF program is open, the Mason County Treasurer's office will be able to assist taxpayers in completing the application.  Please check this website frequently for more information on applying for the MIHAF program.


POSSIBLE SOURCES OF LOCAL ASSISTANCE

CALL 2 1 1 - Community Access Line of the Lakeshore:

Community Access Line of the Lakeshore or CALL helps connect people needing health and/or human services programs in Mason County with those services by providing a centralized contact point to obtain information and referrals.  Taxpayers seeking assistance in the payment of delinquent property taxes to avoid foreclosure may obtain information about programs that may be of help to them by contacting the CALL 2 1 1 Center at:

Telephone:  2 1 1
Toll Free Telephone:  231-843-8593
Website:  www.masoncountyuw.org

 

General Assistance:
Michigan Department of Human Services*  Telephone:    231-845-7391      
Mason County Office  Facsimile:     231-843-1430      
915 Diana St.  Website:       www.michigan.gov/mdhhs       
Ludington, MI  49431         

* Formerly known as Family Independence Agency (FIA) or Department of Social Services (DSS)

 
         
Oceana’s Home Partnership Telephone:    231-873-2222        
204 Washington Street                                     Facsimile:     231-873-2223      
Hart, MI 49420                                                    Website:       www.oceanashome.org      
         
FiveCap of Scottville Telephone:    231-757-3785      
302 N. Main St. PO Box 37                                    Facsimile:     231-757-9669      
Scottville, MI 49454                                                   Website:       www.fivecap.org      
         
Lakeshore Resource Network Telephone:    231-845-5300         
920 E. Tinkham Ave Website:       www.lakeshoreresourcenetwork.org      
Ludington, MI  49431 Email:           maryjo@masoncountyuw.org      
         
The Lakeshore Resource Network (LRN) is home to a network of non-profit organizations with a common goal of strengthening individuals and families in our community.  The overall mission is to facilitate a network of resources to strengthen individuals and families in our community by helping to meet immediate needs and accessing opportunities for lasting solutions.
         
Homestead Property Tax Credit Assistance:      
Assistance in filing forms for a refundable income tax credit from the State of Michigan when property taxes levied in the current tax year exceed 3½% of the household income of the claimant.
         
Ludington Area Senior Center  Telephone: 231-845-6841      
308 S. Rowe St.        
Ludington, MI  49431        
         
Scottville Senior Center  Telephone: 231-757-4705      
140 S. Main St.        
Scottville, MI  49454