(734) 544-6748

415 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, 2nd floor

Works to enhance quality of life for all Washtenaw County residents by delivering programs and initiatives in the areas of affordable housing, human services, economic development and community infrastructure. OCED serves local individuals, families, and communities through a mix of direct services, public policy development, and investment of monetary and technical support.

Programs include:
Foster Grandparent Program (734-544-3040), offering opportunities for seniors age 55 and older to volunteer with children in a community/educational setting. Fill out an interest form on website.
Washtenaw County Winter Warming Centers (734-961-1999), providing emergency shelter for homeless individuals during the winter months.
Meals on Wheels and Senior Cafes (lachapellm@washtenaw.org), providing meals to seniors in settings such as community and senior centers throughout Washtenaw County. During Covid-19: Senior Cafes are closed. Contact a Meals on Wheels provider for meal delivery options.
Washtenaw Housing Education Partners(WHEP) & Homebuyer Education Program (734-222-9595), providing potential homebuyers down payment assistance and affordable housing opportunities, as well as housing seminars and individual pre-purchase housing counseling.
Housing Rehabilitation & Weatherization (734-544-3008), assisting eligible county property owners with rehabilitations, emergency repairs, and accessibility ramps, and providing income-eligible county homeowners and renters with free energy efficiency improvements. washtenaw.org/569/Community-Economic-Development