Detroit’s 36th District Court will resume in-person eviction hearings for 90 days. Housing advocates say that’s a bad move.
Nushrat Rahman covers issues related to economic mobility for the Detroit Free Press and BridgeDetroit as a corps member with Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project.
What happens when a court officer comes knocking during an eviction?
During an eviction, a landlord can hire a court officer to force a tenant to move. Here’s what happens when a court officer arrives at the door.
Michigan families behind on water bills can get help through new program
The program can help low-income households get as much $2,500 to catch up on past due water bills. What to know.
Westland Housing Commission to open voucher waiting list
The Westland Housing Commission will take online applications for its housing choice voucher program June 2-5. Here’s what to know.
New hotline can direct Detroiters to housing help
The new hotline is the front door for Detroiters to get housing help for property taxes, evictions or home repairs. Here’s what to know.
Wayne County Treasurer halts owner-occupied foreclosures this year
The move only protects owner-occupied properties with a principal residence exemption and homeowners are still responsible for paying property taxes.
Hundreds of Detroiters fall behind on bills in new water affordability plan
More than 2,000 Detroit households fell behind on their bills in a water affordability program.
Report: Most Detroiters support reparations, say policymakers should, too
Detroiters support reparations, a new survey finds, and the city’s reparations task force, created after a 2021 vote, is meeting for the first time.
Michigan law should require inmate ID program, lawmakers say
A package of proposed bills would enshrine into state law a program that helps people leaving prison get their IDs and driver’s license.
New program can help Detroiters get $25K in down payment aid. What to know
The initiative — funded by $6 million in federal pandemic relief aid — that would provide residents with up to $25,000 in down payment assistance toward a home in Detroit.