89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor Council Votes To Help Some Renters

Apr 7, 2020

Ann Arbor's city council approved a resolution Monday night that will protect some residents from being evicted during the COVID-19 crisis. 


The resolution protects tenants of the Ann Arbor Housing Commission who can't pay their rent because they've been impacted by the current pandemic.  Council member Kathy Griswold from the second ward says this will help bring peace of mind to the tenants.

"It's much easier to provide services and maintain housing for someone.  Once they're evicted, then they're forced to go live with someone else.  They could be homeless."

As part of the resolution, council also approved $200,000 to be used for future needs related to COVID-19 response.

Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU today to keep your community NPR station thriving.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu