Washtenaw County Launches Financial Guidance Program During COVID-19

Jul 30, 2020

The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development has teamed up with the United Way of Washtenaw County to offer virtual financial guidance during COVID-19. 

The assistance is being offered through a program called Financial Navigation and will offer services such as how to prioritize daily living expenses and how to access social services, like food assistance.  Moonson Eninsche is a human services supervisor for the county and says the county launched the new program because more and more residents are asking for some type of emergency assistance. 

Moonson Eninsche: Usually annually, we serve maybe 400-500 local households.  Since the pandemic began to current day, we’ve helped over 540 households now.

The program is open to all residents.  To register, visit the United Way of Washtenaw County’s website.

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