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Detroit Free Press Agencies, nonprofits see increased demand for senior food deliveries amid pandemic (December 2, 2020)

The Dig An eviction crisis is looming in Michigan, housing experts warn (November 25, 2020)

Detroit Free Press We know how COVID-19 enters Michigan prisons. One thing could stop it. (November 13, 2020)

Detour Detroit What is Detroit owed for this election (November 9, 2020)

Detour Detroit Michigan made it easier than ever for non-English-speakers to vote this year. But the work’s not done (November 9, 2020)

Detroit Free Press Michigan Secretary of State rolls out voter information in 10 languages (October 10, 2020)

Detroit Free Press After delay translated Bengali ballots available in Hamtramck (October 8, 2020)

Detroit Free Press More immigration detainees face DNA collection before end of the year (October 6, 2020)

Bridge Magazine Care or punishment? Michigan prisoners placed in solitary as COVID surges (August 25, 2020)

Bridge Magazine Michigan unemployment system designed to slow payments working all too well (July 20, 2020)

Detour Detroit Michigan has a plan to prevent thousands of evictions. Rent relief-for landlords (July 7, 2020)

Bridge Detroit Michigan unemployment agency claims fraud but has few answers on freeze (June 18, 2020)

Bridge Detroit Arrested? Call the Detroit Protest Bailout Fund for help (June 9, 2020)

Bridge Detroit Unemployment fraud tools harming Detroiters lawfully seeking benefits during Coronavirus pandemic ( June 5, 2020)

Bridge Magazine Michigan laws kept him imprisoned after his parole, now he has COVID-19 (May 19,2020)

The Trace With abuse victims trapped at home Detroit moves restraining order system online (May 29,2020)

Bridge Detroit In battle-tested Detroit, neighbors help each other as coronavirus spreads (March 29, 2020)

Bridge Magazine Coronavirus spreading faster in Detroit than nearly anywhere in United States (March 25, 2020)

MuckRock Detroit, Atlanta, other cities curbing water shutoffs because of COVID-19 threat while some wait for an outbreak to change rules (March 10, 2020)

Detroit News Detroit Land Bank oversight at issue as neighbors complain about poor upkeep (Feb 13, 2020)

Detroit Free Press How flawed tax foreclosure auction cost Detroit native her childhood home (January 24, 2020)

Reveal The Lost Homes of Detroit (January 11, 2020)

Curbed Detroit Detroit to make changes to its rental registry ordinance due to limited compliance (November 8, 2019)

Detour Detroit: When you get a $3,700 water bill… for a house with no pipes (September 5, 2019)

WDET: Here’s how Detroit will count every resident for the 2020 Census (August 14, 2019)

Curbed Detroit: How a mismanaged property tax break creates winners and losers in Detroit (August 8, 2019)

New York Times: Front-porch news, Delivered by text message (August 1, 2019)

Bridge Magazine: The University of Michigan invested big in Detroit. Now come the evictions. (July 12, 2019)

Detour Detroit: You’ve got tax auction questions. We’ve got answers. (May 4, 2019)

WDET: Foreclosure limbo especially tough on renters (April 9, 2019)

Detour Detroit: How to turn your readers into watchdogs (Feb 26, 2019)

Bridge Magazine: Baby its cold outside, and new rules make it harder to get help in Michigan (December 13, 2018)

Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity: Only a few cities are taking steps to avoid a Flint-like water disaster (December 12, 2018)

Detroit News: Brightmoor residents try to “evict” management staff (December 1, 2018)

Detroit News: Alleged rent-shaming riles Brightmoor residents (November 5, 2018)

Bridge Magazine: Detroit Land Bank Authority owns close to 30,000 homes in Detroit-why is it so hard for residents to buy them? (August 21, 2018)

Michigan Radio: Detroit residents say they are using less water but water bills continue to rise (August 13, 2018)

Bridge Magazine: Rising Rents. Falling wages. Detroit’s poor face housing crisis (August 21, 2018).

NiemanLab: By mass-texting local residents, Outlier Media connects low-income news consumers to useful, personalized data (March 1, 2018)

The Detroit News: Detroit Council tightens rules for landlords (October 31, 2017)

Bridge Magazine: Owe taxes? That’s OK. Wayne County will still sell you foreclosed homes. (October 12, 2017)

Bridge Magazine: Foreclosed for the cost of an iphone. That’s life in Wayne County (May 17, 2018)

The Detroit News: One woman’s tale of two Detroits (June 7, 2017)