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

Bay County Household Assistance Program

Contact: Shawna S. Walraven, Bay County Finance Officer | Phone: (989) 895-4030

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. Grants of up to $3,000 per household are available to eligible households.

The income thresholds for the program are:

  • Family size of 1 $38,640
  • Family size of 2 $52,260
  • Family size of 3 $65,880
  • Family size of 4 $79,500
  • Family size of 5 $93,120
  • Family size of 6 $106,740
  • Family size of 7 $120,360
  • Family size of 8 $133,980

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. The program allows for approved applicants to receive a one-time grant of up to $3,000 per household and funds are available on a first come, first completed application basis.

Bay County Executive Jim Barcia said: “Bay County’s Household Assistance Program is designed to help residents who have been impacted the most by the COVID-19 pandemic. Payments will be made on behalf of struggling residents to assist with delinquent taxes, utilities, rent and mortgages to allow people to stay in their homes.”

Applications are available online at, by calling 989-895-4297, or by emailing No walk-ins please.