Ingham County Office of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Announces Weekly Virtual Housing Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 15, 2020
Contact: Bob Wheaton, 517-241-2112

LANSING, Mich. – The Ingham County Office of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in partnership with Holy Cross Services/Coordinated Entry Agency and Legal Services of South-Central Michigan is hosting the Virtual Housing Hour, a series of open forums to help Ingham County residents secure and maintain safe, stable housing.

The Virtual Housing Hour will be held every Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Zoom.

“Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some Ingham County residents have fallen behind on their rent or mortgages,” said SuAlyn Holbrook, director of the Ingham County Office of MDHHS. “Now that the evictions moratorium is ending, the Virtual Housing Hour will provide critical resources to help these families remain in their homes. We are committed to providing Ingham County residents with the tools they need to find and keep safe housing.

People who are facing eviction, need assistance with relocation, live in a condemned house, or who have questions about the eviction process or court documents are encouraged to attend. Participants will receive easy, step-by-step instructions to connect to dedicated staff at MDHHS.

Holy Cross Services and the Legal Services of South-Central Michigan will provide additional information and resources. At the end of the presentation, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions about how to navigate their current housing crisis.

To learn more about the Virtual Housing Hour, call the Ingham County Eviction Diversion Program at 517-887-9595. Participants can join the Friday meetings online or call 888-204-5984 and use the conference code 806789.

Holy Cross Services is a human service agency whose mission is to bring hope, promote change, and help people live free, healthy and productive lives. Holy Cross has three main service areas: children’s services, behavioral health services and homeless services and shelter.

Legal Services of South-Central Michigan provides free civil legal assistance to low income persons with emphasis on homelessness prevention, domestic violence prevention, assisting in accessing health care, food, and needs-based income programs.

 

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