Shared Housing Intervention Program


The Shared Housing Intervention Program (SHIP) works with families with who do not meet the HUD definition of homelessness but are doubled up, couch surfing, or staying with family. The program is a collaboration of Housing Services Mid Michigan, Child and Family Services, and Advent House Ministries and serves families in Eaton and Ingham counties. Case managers work with families providing financial literacy, support, advocacy, and linkages to financial assistance programs and other agencies.


Who Qualifies

To meet with a case manager, families be precariously housed (doubled-up, couch surfing, staying with family,etc.) and must have a child enrolled in a K-12 school and eligible for school services under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. To schedule an appointment, call our Eaton County office and explain your situation to one of our case managers.

To Bring to Appointment

  • Proof of income for the last 30 days (paycheck stubs, award letter, or bank statement showing direct deposits)
  • Photo ID for everyone over 18 in your household
  • Social Security cards for everyone in your household
  • Information about monthly expenses (food, utilities, gas, etc.)


Please Note: An appointment with us does not guarantee financial assistance with your housing emergency. If HSMM can assist financially, it will only be with a portion of the total amount. Here are a few other agencies that may be able to assist: