In February, the Rental Work Group featured three guest practioners tackling different parts of the eviction prevention system. Alexa Eisenberg is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Health and a researcher with Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan presentation focused on the eviction tracking efforts, which includes court procedures, rental assistance and the eviction moratorium. Please sign up for Eviction Tracking updates from U of M Poverty Solutions here and access 36th District Court Eviction Tracker Data here.
Jim Schafsma Housing Attorney at Michigan Poverty Law Program and Ashley Lowe, CEO of Lakeshore Legal Aid participated in a DFC moderated panel that unpacked actions we all can take to prevent evictions. Our Guest Panelists dived into the challenges seen in the system like residents lack of access to internet, sector specific actions practioners can take such as raising awareness about eviction prevention resources and their insights of what is at stake if we do not act. Access zoom recording with text audio transcript here.
The Homeownership Workgroup heard from founding Compact Member Krysta Pate on the Detroit Home Mortgage Program. Her presentation shared data trends of Mortgages over the course of the program and the planning of the sunset of the program. Her PowerPoint is forthcoming and will be distributed via email. Access zoom recording with text audio transcript here.