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.
The state has increased access to telehealth services for Medicaid and Healthy Michigan beneficiaries, but that access helps little when 52 percent of Detroiters lack broadband access.
Nearly 43 percent of Detroiters are unemployed and a quarter of city residents have missed a mortgage or rent payment as a result of the pandemic, according to a recent BridgeDetroit report. Here is a list of free resources to help Detroit tenants whose job security and financial stability have been threatened during the coronavirus pandemic.
Stephen talks to Assistant Professor Riana Anderson of the University of Michigan School of Public Health about the escalating anxiety and depression in the African American community and what families can do.
An executive order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer requires water services be returned to occupied homes in Detroit without payment for reconnection. Now the issue is upgrading pipes for access to clean water and getting the word out, says Monica Lewis-Patrick of We the People of Detroit.
‘My grief is heavy, so is my hope.’