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More than 1.25M Michiganders approved to receive emergency food assistance in...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced Thursday that Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance...

States still lag in getting assistance to struggling renters, federal data...

WASHINGTON — State and local officials disbursed $1.5 billion in rental assistance during June — more than during the entire previous five months —...

Whitmer vetoes GOP bill axing pandemic jobless benefits

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday vetoed a Republican bill that would have ended emergency unemployment benefits in Michigan. Under House Bill 4344, sponsored by Rep....

Column: It’s time for billionaires to pay their fair share of...

Imagine a world where we aren’t asked to choose between funding our schools and other crucial public services like fixing our roads and bridges,...

Anti-poverty advocates urge Congress to act on voting rights, minimum wage,...

WASHINGTON — The Poor People’s Campaign announced on Monday the beginning of a weeks-long push calling on Congress to end the Senate filibuster and...

Here’s how the new, expanded federal child tax credit will work

WASHINGTON — The most ambitious part of the pandemic stimulus package signed by President Joe Biden earlier this year is about to hit the bank...

Column: There are 1.4 billion reasons for a bipartisan investment in...

After years of restrictive policies that prevented most families from receiving any assistance with their childcare costs, coupled with very low wages for childcare...

Chief justice highlights Michigan’s eviction diversion plan at White House

WASHINGTON — With a national moratorium on evictions set to expire at the end of next month and delays in federal assistance for struggling renters, the Biden...

Tlaib introduces bill to ensure safe, clean housing for HUD tenants 

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), along with Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) introduced legislation Tuesday strengthening U.S....

Personal income is up in Michigan and all 50 states, but...

Maureen Taylor says that there has been “phenomenal temporary” state and federal government COVID-19-related relief, but more systemic action is needed to help Michiganders...

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