Families eligible for food stamps, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, will continue receiving additional benefits through September, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.
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.
Extra funding for energy assistance ends this month: How to get help
As the pandemic continues and unemployment remains high, the state is encouraging Michigan residents who are unable to pay their energy bills to seek help before they receive a shutoff notice or are almost out of propane or fuel oil, especially as winter approaches.
Group rallies for housing rights, extra $600 in weekly aid during pandemic
After losing her job in the auto industry, the extra $600 in weekly federal unemployment aid helped Celestine Sanders keep up with rent and bills and put food on her table. Now that it’s gone, she’s worried about falling behind on rent again, especially as the winter months approach.
‘You have to be nimble’: Four Black-owned small businesses on weathering the pandemic
For National Black Business Month, small businesses in Detroit share how they’re managing the economic impact of the coronavirus and their hopes for the future.
$36.3M Sugar Hill affordable housing, retail project breaks ground in Midtown
Midtown’s Sugar Hill Arts District is getting a new $36.3-million housing and retail development. The area was designated as a national and local historic district because of its roots as a hub of Detroit jazz and African American establishments.
Report: Immigrants crucial to economic recovery, yet vulnerable
Immigrants and immigrant-owned businesses are essential to Detroit’s economic recovery, a new study has found.
Nursing home workers delay Detroit strike after Whitmer calls for resolution
Workers at 16 metro Detroit nursing homes who had planned to strike starting Monday have suspended their demonstrations after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for a resolution between workers and nursing home operators.
Detroit’s eviction moratorium is over: What tenants should know
Detroit’s ban on evictions is over and hearings for tenants will begin this week. If you owe rent, here’s what you need to know.
Workers at 17 metro Detroit nursing homes plan to strike
Employees at 17 nursing homes across metro Detroit will go on strike Aug. 17 over what they say are unfair working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michigan families vulnerable as economic safeguards expire
With unemployment at historic highs in Michigan and across the country, economic protections for people impacted by COVID-19 are expiring as the pandemic continues to flare.