Hear the data and Detroiters’ voices on why we need a fully-funded Right to Counsel- $27 million. $5 million is not enough! See the attached video.
Here’s the Call to Action:
Detroit Right to Counsel Coalition
Detroit Right to Counsel Ordinance Action Alert!
Tell Mayor Duggan & City Council to Give Us Our Money For Our Housing Needs
Appropriate $12 million NOW
Budget $27 million for NEXT YEAR
Evictions are on the rise again
10% of Detroit’s population is expected to face eviction this year
It’s time to put a STOP to this and fully fund the Detroit Right to Counsel Ordinance.
There are several ways you can make your voice heard.
Join us on MARCH 3, 2023 at 10am – Make a public comment at the Mayor’s Budget Presentation to the Detroit City Council.
*CALL OR EMAIL MAYOR DUGGAN & CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
Mayor Mike Duggan 313-224-3400
EmailMayorDuggan@detroitmi.gov (click this link for a ready-to-go email)
*GIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS – Sign up here to make public comments this month!
*SHARE WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS – CALL, TEXT, EMAIL, AND POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA #DetroitRTC
|KEY MESSAGES Use one or more of these KEY MESSAGES and add your own if you would like. Simply cut & paste or personalize. It’s okay to leave a phone message. Detroiters have a right to legal representation when facing eviction!|
|Tell Mayor Duggan -Amend this year’s budget and appropriate the full $12 million NOW that was promised and is needed to implement the Detroit Right to Counsel Ordinance. We can’t afford to wait until next year for relief! -Allocate $27 million for next fiscal year. Use General Fund, Budget Surplus & American Rescue Plan Act Funds to: Open the Office of Eviction Defense to the public. Publicize a phone number, website, and email address so people can get help. Develop and publicize program guidelines and metrics in collaboration with the DRTC Coalition Partner with the DRTC Coalition and other trusted community groups to outreach to Detroiters at risk and facing eviction. Enter into contracts for qualified, experienced legal service organizations to provide full legal representation and supportive services. Collect, analyze, and make public information and data on services mandated by the ordinance.|
How to make a public comment
1.Attend in person. 2 Woodward Ave, Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 13th Floor, Detroit, MI 48226.
2. To attend online: https://Detroitmi.gov/Online-CC-Meeting
3.To attend by phone only, call one of these numbers: +1-929-436-2866, +1-312-626-6799, +1-669-900-6833, +1-253-215-8782, +1-301-715 8592, or +1-346-248-7799, then enter the Meeting ID: 85846903626#
4.Email CityClerkHelpDesk@detroitmi.gov. Ask the City Clerk to make your written comment part of the record.
GIVE US OUR MONEY FOR OUR HOUSING NEEDS!
Your voice is powerful. Thank you for participating and standing with Detroiters and the Detroit Right to Counsel Coalition
Our mailing address is:
Moratorium NOW! Coalition
5920 2nd Ave