“Affordable housing is for those whose household income is at or below the median. In 2020, the median Michigan household income was $63,829.
Representatives from AARP Michigan, Disability Network Southwest Michigan and Detroit Disability Power also joined in the MLPP’s online panel discussion Friday, in addition to an American Disabilities Act (ADA) specialist and systems advocate.
The groups highlighted the needs of aging and disabled Michiganders while addressing what can be done to have better infrastructure in place to support their needs. They also note the COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed housing injustice throughout the country.
Panelists spoke about the influx of funds the state has received from the American Rescue Plan Act to gain ground on this issue, as well as a chunk of funds being allocated to housing issues by the state Legislature. ”
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