Tuesday, Sept 22, 2020 – City Council to VOTE on a $1.6 Million contract for Community Health Corps. The contract will use $1.6 million dollars in CARES funding to conduct a dragnet for low income Black women and their children; pointing to illiteracy and behavioral issues as the root of their problems.
Urgent Action Needed!
Contact (tag, tweet, email, call) your Detroit Council Members immediately and demand a NO vote on the request for the 1.6 million dollar contract to establish Community Health Corp. Detroit City Council is slated to vote on the contract Tuesday, September 21 at 10 am. Attend the virtual council meeting and make a public comment: https://detroitmi.gov/government/city-council/city-council-meetings-and-agendas
The $1.6 million dollar contract is based on federal funding intended to provide support for families most impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic -families who need help with rent, utility payments, and water shutoffs.
Instead of providing direct support to our families to deal with these hardships, the $1.6 million dollars is being used to fund a research and referral project to collect data on struggling Black families.
Detroit families need every penny of COVID -19 federal funds to go directly to help get thru these difficult times now and in the future.
Here is the limited information provided on the city webpage: https://detroitmi.gov/news/mayor-community-health-corps-revolutionize-how-city-helps-its-most-vulnerable-residents-provide-job
2020 Detroit City Council Contact Information
Brenda Jones, Council President, At-Large
313-224-1245 – @DetCouncilPres
Janeé L Ayers, At-Large
313-224-4248 – @Ayers4Detroit
James Tate, District 1
313-224-1027 – @CouncilmanTate
Roy McCalister Jr., District 2
313-224-4535 – @RoyMcCalisterJr
Scott Benson, District 3
313-224-1198 – @Scottinthe3rd
André Spivey, District 4
313-224-4505 – @AndreLSpivey
Mary Sheffield, President Pro Temp, District 5
313-224-4505 – @MsMarySheffield
Raquel Casteñeda-Lopez, District 6
313-224-2450 – @Raquel4Detroit
Gabe Leland, District 7
313-224-2151 – @GabeLeland