Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5941

Household Assistance Program


The Bay County Board of Commissioners have set aside $1,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to assist households with payment of delinquent property taxes, delinquent mortgage payments, delinquent rent payments, and delinquent utility payments. One-time grants of up to $3,000 per household are available to eligible households.

Applicants are qualified by the maximum income categories listed below based on the household size. Maximum gross household income is based on 300% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. Bay County will use HUD Part 5 Income Determination Method of income verification.

300% of Federal Poverty Guidelines – Adjusted for Family Size

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FY 2021-2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Applicants must live inside the County limits of Bay County but outside the city limits of Bay City. Applicants must have a COVID hardship since March 3, 2021. Residents can apply for help through the Bay County Household Assistance Program.

We are unable to assist residents who reside within the Bay City limits. 

Please contact 211 for a list of resources available in your area.

Do you qualify under the guidelines? If yes:

Did you complete the online application and need to complete the Income Tax Affidavit?

Did you complete the online application and need to complete the Zero Income Verification?

Did you complete the online application, and your landlord needs to complete their portion of the Landlord Release of Information?

For questions, please call 989-895-4297 and leave a message. Your call will be returned within two business days.

Applications and all supporting documentation can be submitted by:

  • Online application located here
  • Email all documents to
  • Mailed to Bay County Treasurer’s Office, 515 Center Avenue, 6th Floor, Bay City, MI 48708
  • Dropped off in the Treasurer’s Dropbox located near the rear entrance, off 5th Street, to the Bay County Building, 515 Center Avenue, Bay City, MI 48708

All applicants must provide the applicable supporting documentation.