Coronavirus

RELIEF

Relief for Coronavirus in Michigan's 12th Congressional District

Coronavirus. It's the worst. 

But here is a comprehensive list of things in our district (Ann Arbor, Ypsi, Dearborn, Downriver) that can help you through this time. 

Also if you're looking to help others out, whether it's providing aid to your neighbors or supporting local businesses, we've got all the ways you can help our community out here. 

If you find any resources or causes that we haven't included, please email us at info@solomonrajput.com and we'll include them. 

RESOURCES FOR CORONA RELIEF

Find ways to get help or help others. 

Relief Funds; Financial Support & Job Opportunities

Stimulus Packages: Individuals making up to $75,000 or $150,000 for married workers are eligible to receive payments of $1,200 with an additional $500 payment per minor child. People with incomes higher than those levels will receive partial payments. Individuals earning more than $99,000 and couples earning more than $198,000 will not receive any payment, unless they have children. Find more information here.

 

Unemployment: If you have lost your job due to COVID-19 shutdowns, you are eligible to apply for unemployment insurance benefits through michigan.gov. You will receive an additional $600 per week to match the average paycheck for up to 4 months of benefits. These benefits are available immediately.

  •  Those with DACA status are also eligible for unemployment benefits. 

 

Employment: This spreadsheet lists businesses in the Metro-Detroit area that are hiring during the COVID-19 crisis

Federal Student Loan Relief: Federal student loan payments are suspended from March 13 to September 30, 2020. Your payments will automatically stop during this period.

 

IRS Deadline Extended: The federal income tax filing due date has been automatically extended for 90 days, from April 15 to July 15, 2020. 

Artist + Activist Relief Fund: Artists and activists who have been impacted financially by COVID-19 can apply for a $250 grant from The Soze Foundation


USBG National Charitable Foundation: United States Bartenders Guild is offering grants to individuals working in the bar industry who have been affected by COVID-19 job losses. Applicants do not need to be approved USBG members.

Ask an Attorney- Unemployment and COVID-19 webinar: The Michigan Association of Justice hosted an online webinar about COVID-19 and unemployment. Watch it here. 

Another Round, Another Rally Fund: They are offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. To apply for a grant or make a donation, use this link.

 

Gig Workers Collective: The Gig Workers Collective has collected a list of resources to help workers nationally and at the state level. Check it out here.

Hospitality Link Job Board: Hospitality Link is providing a free job matching resource for hospitality employees looking for work. The site also lists roles in grocery stores, which are stretched thin under the current demands and in need of help from trained hospitality pros. JobGet is another app that helps hospitality workers find and apply for new jobs instantly. Check it out here.

 

Rent & Utilities & Mortgages

Eviction Protection: Renters unable to pay rent who are residing in public or assisted housing, or in a home or apartment whose owner has a federally-backed mortgage are protected from eviction for 4 months. This protection covers properties that receive federal subsidies such as public housing, Section 8 assistance, USDA rural housing programs, and federally-issued or guaranteed mortgages. If you fall under this protected category and your landlord is not abiding by these rules, you should contact either whichever federal agency administers your housing, or your local Legal Aid office.

 

Energy Assistance for Low Income Families: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) includes $12 million specifically to Michigan to help low income Americans and their families heat and cool their homes. Find information here or by calling 1-855-275-6424.

 

Need Help Paying Bills: Provides information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and resources that provide help paying bills, mortgage and debt relief (financial, rent and government assistance). Find the website here.

Participate in a Rent Strike: ​Rent Strike 2020 is an activist organization and a disaster relief organization owned and controlled by regular working people. Our demands to every Governor, in every state, are extremely simple: freeze rent, mortgage, and utility bill collection for 2 months, or face a rent strike. The petition has received almost 2,000,000 signatures across the country; please sign it here.

 

SBA Disaster Relief Lending Program: The United States Small Business Association is offering low-interest disaster loans to help businesses, renters, and homeowners recover from national disasters.  

Capital Area Housing: CAHP is a MHSDA Housing Counseling agency. It continues to offer free-of-charge financial counseling for homeowners, homebuyers and renters who may be struggling with a loss of income or other financial challenges during this time. Those seeking assistance can call us at 517-332-HOME (4663) to schedule a virtual appointment.

Michigan State University: MSU has created a relief fund with grants up to $500 per student. Only enrolled students can access the fund. Call 517-355-7355 or email studentaffairs@msu.edu.

Rent Assistance: This website has a list of rent assistance programs. Check it out here.

Voucher/Subsidized Housing Help: If you have a voucher or live in subsidized housing, report your loss of income to your voucher administrator or landlord immediately, in writing. Save a copy of the communication for your records. Common area voucher administrators: Lansing Housing Commission517-487-6550, Ingham County Housing Commission517-349-1643, Becka Management517-669-9706.

 

Food & Supply Banks

Feeding America: This nationwide network of food banks extends to 7 locations in Michigan, including Food Gatherers in Ann Arbor and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan in Detroit. Find your local Feeding America food bank here or search the list of non-affiliated banks below.

 

Meals on Wheels: Seniors are at the highest risk amid COVID-19. Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Wayne County all have Meals on Wheels chapters and more can be found at mealsonwheelsamerica.org

 

Meijer new store hours: All Meijer locations have reduced their hours to 8:00am to 10:00pm. Dedicated time for seniors and customers with chronic health conditions are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-8:00am.
 

Free Food in Metro Detroit: The Detroit Free Press compiled a list of businesses throughout several counties offering free food. 

Canton Senior Food Delivery: In light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs has started a grocery delivery service to help those in need. Check it out here.

Detroit National Action Network: The DNAN is conducting food and medicine delivery for seniors and vulnerable citizens. Their hotline is 1-313-288-8433 and their email is nationalactionmi@gmail.com.

MI Bridges: If you are 60+ you may qualify for home delivered meals through your local area agency or agent. If you are eligible after you sign up, your regional agency or volunteer will contact you to have meals delivered. Meals can be fresh, frozen or shelf stable (non-perishable). Check it out here.

Ann Arbor
 

  • Ann Arbor Public Schools: These meals are intended for children up to 18 years old and any child with special needs up to 26 years old. AAPS will distribute these meals to children, and parents/guardians. The meals will contain a balanced breakfast and lunch.​​

    • Meals will be distributed on Tuesdays and Fridays until June 30th. Food for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday meals can be picked up on Fridays and food for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday meals can be picked up on Tuesdays.

    • Meals will be distributed at the following locations

      • Peace Neighborhood Center -  Peace Maple Meadows Satellite – West Arbor Satellite - 1111 N. Maple Rd.     

      •  Community Action Network (CAN)

        • Arrowwood Hills Community Center - 2566 Arrowwood Trl.

        • Bryant Community Center - 3 W. Eden Ct.

        • Green Baxter Court Community Center - 1737 Green Rd.

        • Hikone Community Center - 2724 Hikone Dr.

      • Pinelake Village Coop - outside the clubhouse - 2680 Adrienne Dr.

      • Lakestone Apartments - outside the clubhouse - 4275 Eyrie Dr.

      • Scio Farms - outside the clubhouse - 6655 Jackson Rd.

      • Orchard Grove - outside the clubhouse - 2835 S. Wagner

      • Carpenter Elementary – outside the school - 4250 Central Blvd.

      • Scarlett Middle School – outside the school - 3300 Lorraine

      • Carrot Way - 1731 Dhu Varren

      • Arbor Club Apartments - 1100 Rabbit Run Cir.

      • Avalon Housing - 701 Miller

      • Avalon Housing - 1500 Pauline

      • Coachville - 3423 Carpenter Rd.

      • Arbor Meadows - 5229 W. Michigan, Ypsi

  • Back Door Food Pantry; The pantry is open every Thursday from 4 – 7 PM; 2309 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

  • Food Gatherers; works with more than 150 partners through the Washtenaw County area. Click this link to search for food pantries, distributions, and free meals available in your community.

  • Northside Community Center; 809/815 Taylor street, Ann Arbor, MI 48105; dates and hours of operations are: Tuesday: 2pm-5:30pm; Thursday: 10am-2:30pm; 2nd Saturday of the month: 10am-12:30pm; 4th Saturday of the month: 10am-12:30pm

  • Bryant Community Center; 3 W. Eden Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48108; dates and hours of operations are every Wednesday & Thursday from 8:30am-12pm

  • Ann Arbor Community Center: 625 N Main Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104; Pantry hours: By appointment. Perishable food is available on the 1st Wednesdays 10am-12noon (lining up begins at 9:30am).

  • Carrot Way; 1731 Dhu Varren road; Hours and dates of operations are 11am to 12:30pm daily

  • Arbor Club Apartments; 1100 Rabbit Run Cir; Hours and dates of operations are 11am to 12:30pm daily

  • Avalon Housing; 701 Miller Ave; Hours and dates of operations are 11am to 12:30pm daily

  • Avalon Housing; 1500 Pauline Boulevard; Hours and dates of operations are 11am to 12:30pm daily

 

Belleville

  • Church of God Mountain Assembly; 494 W. Columbia Belleville, MI - 48111; Food distribution held on Thursday night. Sign-in between 6:00 and 7:00 PM. Food boxes are distributed after service, between 8:30 and 9:00 PM.

  • Nourishing Gardens; 24831 Sumpter Rd Belleville, MI 48111; Sundays from 11:00am to 12:30pm.

  • Belleville First United Methodist Church; 417 Charles Street Belleville, MI - 48111; Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00am - 1:00pm

 

Dearborn

  • ACCESS Main; 2651 Saulino Ct, Dearborn, MI; Hours and dates of operations are Monday through Friday 3pm-5pm

  • Arab American National Museum; 13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI ; Hours and dates of operations are Monday through Friday 3pm-5pm

Dearborn public schools will now begin to offer free pickup breakfast and lunch to all students.

  • Dearborn High School Free to-go meal; Pickup from 10AM - 12PM, Monday - Friday. Students do not need to be present or attend this school. A designated person can collect meals for multiple children. Meals for Saturday and Sunday can be picked up on Friday; 19501 W. Outer Drive Dearborn, MI 48124 (313) 827-1601

  • Fordson High School Free to-go meal. Pickup from 10AM - 12PM, Monday - Friday. Students do not need to be present or attend this school. A designated person can collect meals for multiple children. Meals for Saturday and Sunday can be picked up on Friday; 13800 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI 48126 (313) 827-1400

  • Edsel Ford High School Free to-go meal; Pickup from 10AM - 12PM, Monday - Friday. Students do not need to be present or attend this school. A designated person can collect meals for multiple children. Meals for Saturday and Sunday can be picked up on Friday; 20601 Rotunda Dr, Dearborn, MI 48124 (313) 827-1500

  • Woodworth Middle School Free to-go meal; Pickup from 10AM - 12PM, Monday - Friday. Students do not need to be present or attend this school. A designated person can collect meals for multiple children. Meals for Saturday and Sunday can be picked up on Friday; 4951 Ternes, Dearborn, MI 48126 (313) 827-7100

  • Salina Intermediate School Free to-go meal; Pickup from 10AM - 12PM, Monday - Friday. Students do not need to be present or attend this school. A designated person can collect meals for multiple children. Meals for Saturday and Sunday can be picked up on Friday; 2623 Salina St, Dearborn, MI 48120 (313) 827-6600

  • McCollough Unis Middle School Free to-go meal; Pickup from 10AM - 12PM, Monday - Friday. Students do not need to be present or attend this school. A designated person can collect meals for multiple children. Meals for Saturday and Sunday can be picked up on Friday; 7801 Maple St, Dearborn, MI 48126 (313) 827-1700

  • O.L. Smith Middle School Free to-go meal; Pickup from 10AM - 12PM, Monday - Friday. Students do not need to be present or attend this school. A designated person can collect meals for multiple children. Meals for Saturday and Sunday can be picked up on Friday; 23851 Yale St, Dearborn, MI 48124 (313) 827-2800

 

Dearborn Heights

  • Helps on the Way; 5358 South Beech Daly Road Dearborn Heights, MI 48125; Pantry hours: Thursday: 6:00pm (until all clients on the list are served). Not open the fifth Thursday of the month and holidays if they fall on a Thursday. Income limit is $13,000 for one adult and $4,500 for each additional household member (either child or adult). Documentation required: Must show government issued photo identification. Passports with supporting documents may be accepted.

  • Firstworks Freestore; Inside First Assembly of God Dearborn Heights 5650 S. Telegraph Rd Dearborn Heights, Michigan; Date and Hours of operations are the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 12-2pm;

 

Flat Rock

  • Helping Hands Community Lutheran Church; 23984 Gibraltar Road; Flat Rock, MI - 48134; hours and date of operations are Wednesday 9:00am - 1:00pm Must be a resident of Flat Rock.

Flint

  • Catholic Charities meal programs will be offered at three distribution sites. 

    • North End Soup Kitchen, 735 E. Stewart Ave.

      • Monday - Saturday: Lunch 11:30 am-12:30 pm  Dinner 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

      • Sunday: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm​

    • Center for Hope Soup Kitchen, 812 Root St.

      • Monday-Saturday: 12:00 pm -1:00 pm

      • Sunday: 1:30 pm-2:30 pm​

    • South Flint Soup Kitchen, Lincoln Park United Methodist Church, 3410 Fenton Rd.

      • Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm​

 

Taylor

  • Gleaners; 25670 Northline Road | Taylor MI | 48180; hours and date of operations are Wednesday-Friday: 7:00am - 3:00pm; Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

  • Fish & Loaves; 25670 Northline Road Taylor, MI 48180; hours and date of operations are Monday: 9am - Noon & 1pm - 7pm; Tuesday: 9am - 3pm; Wednesday: 9am - 3pm; Thursday: CLOSED; Friday: 9am - 3pm; Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED

 

Trenton

  • St. Philip Lutheran Church; 1790 Fort Street Trenton, MI - 48183; Wednesday 11:00 AM to 2:00pm; Requirements: ID and proof of income.

  • Southpoint Church; 5699 Fort St, Trenton, MI 48183; Hour and date of operations are Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 pm

 

Woodhaven

  • Woodhaven Community Center- Senior food pantry; 23101 Hall Road; Woodhaven, MI - 48183; Dates and hours of operations are the fourth Tuesday of each month - 9:00am - 11:00am

 

Wyandotte

  • Waynewright Community Meals; 98 Superior Blvd Wyandotte, Michigan 48192; Hours and operations are Wednesdays & Saturdays, 12:00-1:00pm.

  • Downriver Community Food pantry; 140 Superior Blvd, Wyandotte, MI 48192; hours and dates of operation are 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

  • Salvation Army; 1258 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI 48192; The Wyandotte salvation army food pantry is by appointment only; Please call center at 734-225-6616 to make an appointment Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm.

 

Ypsilanti 

  • Parkridge Community Center; 591 Armstrong drive, Ypsilanti, 11am -1pm or 4pm-6pm daily 

  • A.C.C. E Community Life Center; 1076 Ecorse Road, Ypsilanti; Hours and dates of operations are 11am-1pm or 4pm-6pm daily. 

  • Strong Tower Ministries; 134 Spencer Lane, Ypsilanti; Hours of operations are 11am-1pm or 4pm-6pm daily.

  • CRC Community Center; 2057 Tyler Road, Ypsilanti, Hours of operations are 11am-1pm or 4pm-6pm daily.

  • SOS Community Services; 114 North River in Ypsilanti, MI 48198; Hours and dates of operations are Tuesdays 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Wednesdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. To access the food pantry, please call (734) 484-9945.

  • Ypsilanti Hunger Coalition serves on Tuesdays, from 5 to 6 PM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church at 201 N. River

  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church; 201 N. River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198; hours and dates of operations are Mondays through Thursdays 3pm -3:45pm.

  • Corner Health Center; 555 Towner Street Ypsilanti, MI 48198; Services are only offered to pregnant women, women who have recently had a baby, breastfeeding moms, and children under the age of five; Call 734-544-6800 to schedule an appointment.

  • Calvary Bible Church; 8318 Carpenter Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48197; hours and dates of operations are second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon.

  • Brown Chapel AME; 043 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197; hours and dates of operation are Friday 11am to 12pm. 

  • Christian Love Fellowship;1601 Stamford Road, Ypsilanti, MI; hours and dates of operations are Tuesday and Thursday from 11am to 1pm.

 

Mutual Aid (community members helping each other)

National Mutual Aid Network: This map outlines mutual aid organizations all over the country. Search to find the ones near you.

Huron Valley COVID-19 Mutual Aid: By filling out this form, local organizers can aid you in any category of requested need and resources. 

Metro Detroit COVID-19 Support Facebook group: All Metro Detroit area residents are welcomed to join a larger group of individuals offering mutual aid. This is a closed group, but requests to join are accepted promptly. 

Washtenaw County Mutual Aid + Resources Facebook group: All Washtenaw County residents are welcomed to join this group to offer and request help from one another. This is a closed group, but requests to join are accepted promptly. Find the link here

Mutual Aid Network of Ypsilanti: MANY is providing a variety of services to people in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Check out their website here.

Kalamazoo Community Foundation: Kalamazoo's city website has a list of free resources for those struggling in the COVID-19 crisis. Check out their website here

Grand Rapids Mutual Aid Form: The Grand Rapids Mutual Aid groups is helping out people with groceries and neighbor-to-neighbor support. Fill out the form for aid here.

Detroit Mutual Aid Resources: The Detroit Mutual Aid group has collected a vast list of resources to help people during COVID-19. Find the link here.

Oakland County Community Resources: This website has a vast variety of resources for COVID-19 for Oakland County residents. Find the link here.

 

Women, Infants, & Children

This document contains information about how to navigate the COVID-19 shutdown, as well as resources available to WIC families during this time.

Contact your local food banks about the availability of infant care supplies such as formula, diapers, etc.

  • Find information on how to cope with formula shortages by clicking here

  • The Michigan Department of Education is offering the child care relief grants through the Child Care Relief Fund, which is a non-competitive grant program that helps child care providers in Michigan cover costs during the COVID-19 state of emergency. The goal of the program is to help child care providers stay in business and make child care more affordable for Michigan families. Find the link here. 

  • The Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health has created a list of resources for infant and early childhood professionals. Find the link here.

  • CORE is dedicated to serving food and beverage service employees with children. As the world faces the biggest pandemic in our lifetime, they want to provide support to food and beverage service employees, with children, who have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19. Documentation is required. If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, apply here.

  • All Metro Detroit parents, students, and teachers are invited to join this facebook group to share resources for parents and students during this COVID-19 pandemic. Find the link here.

 

Undocumented Families/ Individuals

  • This document contains lots of information surrounding how to navigate the COVID-19 shutdown for undocumented families

  • This spreadsheet gives detailed information on nationwide resources for undocumented individuals during a time of crisis.

  • Find information on receiving COVID-19 testing as an undocumented American here.

  • Free COVID-19 testing is available in Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, and other cities to anyone the age 18 and older by Project Baseline. Find the link here.

  • This website has information on immigrant eligibility for public programs during COVID-19. Find the link here.

  • Free & Charitable Clinics and Pharmacies across the U.S. provide health care access to medically underserved people in their communities. Search for an organization near you if you are in need of health care services, find the link to their site here.

  • This website has a wide array of COVID-19 resources for immigrants in a variety of different languages.

 

 Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: If you or a loved one are quarantined with an abuser and you feel unsafe, call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit www.thehotline.org.

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Quarantine and social isolation can be extremely difficult. If you feel unsafe by yourself, please call 1-800-273-8255 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration: The stress caused by the COVID-19 crisis and constant isolation can lead to mental health struggles and increased substance abuse. If you are struggling, please call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: If you are struggling with stress or anxiety caused by the COVID-19 crisis, or dealing with feelings of isolation and loneliness as a result of the quarantine, please call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or email or info@nami.org. The NAMI Helpline can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET, and more information on dealing with the COVID-19 crisis can be found on the NAMI website here.

  • Michigan Stay Well Counseling: The stress caused by COVID-19 can cause mental health struggles. If you are experiencing distress in context of the COVID-19 crisis, please call 1-888-535-6136 and press "8" to speak with a Michigan Stay Well counselor. Counselors are available 24/7 anf counseling is confidential and free.  

  • Headspace Web Service: If you would like to manage feelings of COVID-19 stress and anxiety through meditation, sleep, and movement exercises, get help from Headspace Web Service.

  • Michigan Peer Warmline:If you are living with serious mental illness or substance use challenges and feel it will help lower your stress if you talk with someone who understands these issues, call 1-888-PEER-753  (888-733-7753). Assistance is available every day from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

 

Resources for Small Businesses

  • Paycheck Protection Program: A part of the CARES Act, this new program sets aside $350 billion in government-backed loans from private banks that can, in some cases, be converted to grants, which means that if you meet the requirements you won't need to pay the loan back. Find more information on it here.

  • SBA Disaster Relief Lending Program: The United States Small Business Association is offering low-interest disaster loans to help businesses, renters, and homeowners recover from national disasters.

  • Employee Retention Credit: This allows businesses of all sizes to receive a tax credit for keeping employees on their payroll. It will refund 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses that take small business loans are not eligible. Find more information here.

  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation: This organization has collected a list of information and resources for small businesses, entrepreneurs, major employers, and others in response to the impact COVID-19 has had on our economy. Find the link here.

  • PMBC COVID-19 Procurement Platform: The Pure Michigan Business Connect COVID-19 Procurement Platform is helping small businesses that are in need of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Find the link to apply for the PPE here.

  • MI-STEP: Through Michigan’s State Trade Expansion Program, the International Trade team offers financial assistance for exporting activities to eligible Michigan small businesses, enabling access to global markets and buyers. Find the link to find out whether your small business is eligible for financial assistance here.

  • Tech Town: TechTown is launching the Detroit Small Business Stabilization Fund to support the needs of small businesses impacted by COVID-19. In an effort to accelerate access to capital for Detroit’s most vulnerable businesses, TechTown — in partnership with the City of Detroit, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), and Invest Detroit — will administer working capital grants in amounts of up to $5,000 to qualifying small businesses. Check it out here.

 
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