COVID-19 Information

Information Sources

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Resources for Residents

SIGN - Due to COVID alternate payment methods

Madison Heights Water/Sewer Bills

  • The health and safety of our residents and businesses are important to us, and we want you to know that your water will not be shut off for non-payment.
  • We are asking those who typically pay with check, cash, or come into the office to make a payment, to consider non-cash alternative ways to pay.
  • To set up a one-time online bill payment or sign-up for auto-pay, by visiting the city’s online payment portal.
  •  Use the 24/7 pay by phone: 855-725-0895
  • Mail payments to: 300 W 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071
  • Use the 24-hour Drop Box (no cash), located on the north side of City Hall

Unemployment Benefits Increased & Expanded

  • The governor, under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed an agreement between Michigan and the U.S. Department of Labor to implement Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Compensation programs that grant benefits to workers who do not already qualify for state unemployment benefits. Workers include self-employed, 1099-independent contractors, gig, and low-wage workers who can no longer work because of the pandemic. 
  • The agreement also increases weekly benefits for all unemployed workers by $600 a week and extends benefit payments from 26 to 39 weeks. If someone has already applied for unemployment benefits, you do not need to reapply at this time.

New Filing Schedule

Online Filing Schedule - Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) website. Workers are encouraged to go online during off-peak times between 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.

  • Last names beginning with letters A to L are asked to file claims on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.
  • Last names beginning with letters M to Z are asked to file claims on Sundays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays.
  • Saturdays will be available for anyone to accommodate those who could not file during their allotted window. 

Call Center Filing Schedule - 866-500-0017:

  • Last names beginning with letters A to L are asked to call on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Last names beginning with letters M to Z are asked to call on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Fridays (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will be available for anyone to accommodate those who could not file during their allotted window. 

For more information, visit Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) website.

Lists of Open Businesses (Updated 4/8/2020)

It is critical during this time that we stay safe by staying home. Below are lists of businesses that remain open during this time including restaurants that offer take-out and delivery services, as well as emergency auto and at home repair (emergency heating and cooling, electrical and plumbing). Please help support our local businesses when possible and necessary.  

Resources for Businesses

MEDC’s Match on Main Grant Program

  • The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is now accepting grant applications from municipalities, DDA’s and other businesses districts to help support small business impacted by COVID-19. The local unit of government, Downtown Development Authority, Main Street organization, or other economic development organization that represents the downtown will serve as the grant applicant and may apply for up to $50,000 to administer to small businesses located within their traditional commercial district. The maximum contribution to any one business is capped at $10,000. To have your business considered for inclusion in this grant opportunity please send a complete a Local Business Worksheet. to Gilestucker@madison-heights.org

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Oakland County Small Business Stabilization Fund- Deadline is April 6, 2020 at Noon

  • Oakland County Small Business Stabilization Fund Grant: This grant of up to $10,000 is available to eligible Oakland County small businesses. Check if you are qualified and apply via the Oakland County Stabilization Fund for Small Businesses page.
  • Oakland County Small Business Stabilization Fund LoanAs a small business owner in Oakland County, you may be eligible to apply for this loan and borrow at least $50,000 and no more than $200,000. Check if you are qualified and apply via the Oakland County Stabilization Fund for Small Businesses page.
  • Oakland County has developed a great section on their response to COVID-19. Click the link below to visit their page which contains information and news pertaining to relief efforts for both job seekers and businesses. Advantage Oakland