WCDP News – Rental Moratorium Ending, Action Needed

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** WORTH REPEATING **

RENTAL MORATORIUM ENDS THIS MONTH!


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Eviction Tsunami is looming despite Congress passing $46 billion in rental relief – Laura Clawson, from Daily KosThe federal eviction moratorium ends July 31, and when it does, millions of people will be at risk of being thrown out of their homes. Congress has passed $46 billion in rental assistance, but much of that money remains unspent, while families count the days until eviction notices go out.The December COVID-19 relief bill included $25 billion in rental assistance. As of the end of May, just $1.5 billion had been spent. There’s even $425 million from the March 2020 CARES Act that still hasn’t made it to renters.

Read Laura’s full article at this link.

States are in charge of paying out these funds. And more than half of renters don’t know that rental assistance is available.

If a renter qualifies, CERA (Covid Emergency Rental Assistance) can pay back rent and utilities, PLUS several months going forward. A serious boost to get out of the hole of Covid!

Washtenaw County is going all out to process as many applications as possible, and to let as many people know as they possibly can. They have hired people to handle the applications, and are catching up on the backlog.

If you need this help or know folks who do, here’s the info and the link:

Washtenaw County Renter Resources Page
https://www.washtenaw.org/3156/Resources-for-Renters

Michigan Covid Emergency Rental Assistance Application
https://ceraapp.michigan.gov/
For those who need help applying, these groups can assist

Housing Access for Washtenaw County
http://www.housingaccess.net/
734-961-1999

SOS Community Services
https://soscs.org/
734-484-5411

Legal services are part of the package, but for special circumstances contact
Legal Services of South Central Michigan
https://lsscm.org/
734-665-6181

If someone needs help applying in Spanish
Buenos Vecinos
734-210-0112

Share the Info, Help Someone Apply,
Support the Org, or Volunteer
Eviction Tsunami is looming despite Congress passing $46 billion in rental relief – Laura Clawson, from Daily KosThe federal eviction moratorium ends July 31, and when it does, millions of people will be at risk of being thrown out of their homes. Congress has passed $46 billion in rental assistance, but much of that money remains unspent, while families count the days until eviction notices go out.The December COVID-19 relief bill included $25 billion in rental assistance. As of the end of May, just $1.5 billion had been spent. There’s even $425 million from the March 2020 CARES Act that still hasn’t made it to renters.

Read Laura’s full article at this link.

States are in charge of paying out these funds. And more than half of renters don’t know that rental assistance is available.

If a renter qualifies, CERA (Covid Emergency Rental Assistance) can pay back rent and utilities, PLUS several months going forward. A serious boost to get out of the hole of Covid!

Washtenaw County is going all out to process as many applications as possible, and to let as many people know as they possibly can. They have hired people to handle the applications, and are catching up on the backlog.

If you need this help or know folks who do, here’s the info and the link:

Washtenaw County Renter Resources Page
https://www.washtenaw.org/3156/Resources-for-Renters

Michigan Covid Emergency Rental Assistance Application
https://ceraapp.michigan.gov/
For those who need help applying, these groups can assist

Housing Access for Washtenaw County
http://www.housingaccess.net/
734-961-1999

SOS Community Services
https://soscs.org/
734-484-5411

Legal services are part of the package, but for special circumstances contact
Legal Services of South Central Michigan
https://lsscm.org/
734-665-6181

If someone needs help applying in Spanish
Buenos Vecinos
734-210-0112


STILL TIME TO RESPOND TO THE SURVEY!

The Board of Commissioners are excited to announce the Washtenaw County Rescue Plan!

This initiative will leverage the $71 million the county will receive through the American Rescue Plan, along with other resources. The total will be approximately $100 million of investment in our community.

Currently, the plan includes a list of potential projects that residents are invited to review and give input on via a robust community engagement process that includes an online survey now and a series of town halls that will take place over the coming months.

You can find all of this information, including a link to the potential project list and the community input survey, at Washtenaw.org/rescue-plan


SUMMER EVENTS
Ypsilanti Frog Island Jazz – Fridays, July 2nd through Sept 3rd, 7-9pm
We have a Washtenaw Dems table there – stop by for swag and conversation!

Join the Fight Against Sickle Cell Disease
Monday, July 19th 5:30-7:00pm

Eagle Crest Clubhouse
1201 S Huron St, Ypsi
Hosted by Rep. Ronnie Peterson
Co-hosted by Reps Rahbi and Brabec
RSVP to Ronnie Peterson, 734-985-0511
Donate at https://www.scdaami.org/

Felicia Brabec Fundraiser – Monday, August 19th 6:30-8pm
Marsh View Meadows
300 E Textile Rd, A2
RSVP: https://secure/actblue.com/donate/brabecannouncement

WCDP Garden Party Fundraiser – Sunday Aug 8th, 3-6pm
Speakers, fun, and conversation in the garden!
More details at this link: https://www.washtenawdems.org/featured-events/


THE FINAL WORD

STAY IN TOUCH WITH YOUR MICHIGAN REPS
Find your county commissioner here.

Senator Jeff Irwin has a regular Virtual Coffee Hour — To receive the Zoom access code and the next date, please fill out this form:https://senatedems.com/irwin/coffee-hour-sign-up/Rep. Yousef Rabhi, 53rd House district: yousefrabhi@house.mi.gov, Phone: (517) 373-2577. https://housedems.com/yousef-rabhi/.
Typically discussions are 10 am on the 4th Saturday of the month and 6 pm on the 2nd Monday of the month. Click to register:Monday coffee hoursSaturday coffee hoursRep. Ronnie Peterson, 54th House district: ronniepeterson@house.mi.gov Phone: (517) 373-1771 | Toll-Free: (855) 347-8054, https://housedems.com/ronnie-peterson/

Rep. Donna Lasinski, 52nd House district: donnalasinski@house.mi.gov, Phone: (517) 373-0828 | Toll-Free: (855) 627-5052, https://housedems.com/donna-lasinski/ (sign up for emails here). 

Rep. Felicia Brabec, 55th House district: FeliciaBrabec@house.mi.gov, Phone: (517) 373-1792, https://housedems.com/felicia-brabec/.


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