Detroit Evening Report, May 9, 2022: Coalition calls on Whitmer to address affordable housing problem


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A group of housing advocates is asking Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to spend more than $1.5 billion to make renting in Michigan affordable and modern. The Resilient Homes Michigan coalition wants to use the money to improve air quality and address issues with toxic materials in rental properties for low-income families. The National Low Income Housing Coalition says 71% of poor households spend more than half their income on rent.

Other headlines for May 9, 2022:

  • Deadline extended for Flint residents to claim part of $626 million settlement over contaminated water
  • New auto parts plant at former Kettering school opening with 500 workers with possibility to add 200 more
  • U.S. Census Bureau to make changes to race and ethnicity questions on 2030 questionnaire
  • Gas prices in Michigan hit new record high

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  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.