Ypsi Council Voting On Housing Assistance Funding
Ypsilanti’s city councilwill vote on a resolution tonight to create a housing expenditure program for residents who need financial assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.
The city is considering partnering with Washtenaw County’s “Barrier Busters," a social service group that already provides housing assistance to local residents. Council Member Annie Somerville from the third ward says the city has $75,000 in its emergency housing fund that could be distributed to Ypsilanti residents through the group.
"This fund would also be available to folks who are undocumented. So, it’s a really great resource for people who are being left out of those stimulus checks and other unemployment."
The funds would pay for rent, mortgage, and utility bills.
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