City Of Ypsilanti Creates Housing Assistance Fund

May 6, 2020

Credit City of Ypsilanti /

The City of Ypsilanti has created a housing expenditure program for residents who need financial assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Through a partnership with Washtenaw County’s “Barrier Busters,” a social service group, the city will distribute $75,000 from its emergency housing fund.  Council Member Steve Wilcoxen from the second ward says, last year, even before the pandemic, Ypsilanti residents turned to Barrier Busters for help.

"There were 584 requests to the county for help and 425 of those came from Ypsilanti."

The funds will help residents pay for rent, mortgage, and utility bills.

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