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200 residents call for rent control at Michigan Capitol rally

ID: Detroit Action Renters and Tenant Organizer Tenesa “Ms. Tea” Sanders speaks at a “The Rent is Too Damn High” rally at the Michigan Capitol on September 5, 2023.

Accessing affordable housing is hard enough, but for people living with disabilities, it can be nearly impossible, which leads to situations like wheelchair users living in rentals where they can access their bedroom in their chair, Detroit Disability Power Advocacy Director Eric Welsby said.

“They’re paying rent that is too damn high in places that they can’t actually live,” Welsby said. “We need good pay. We need affordable housing. We need accessible housing. We need neighborhoods and communities that welcome all of us.”

Welsby said that access to fair pay is another issue Michiganders with disabilities face.


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