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Barrier Busters Requests Triple During COVID-19 Response   Washtenaw County, MI – Newly released summary reports from the Washtenaw County Office Community and Economic Development (OCED) show financial assistance requests made to the Barrier Buster Unmet Needs Fund tripled during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. From March 18th to June 30th, more than $200,000 in direct assistance was provided to 346 households to help them stay...
Washtenaw County, MI – The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our community beyond its public health impact. Many workers have been laid off, furloughed, or lost their jobs due to the pandemic’s impact on businesses, making it hard for them to make ends meet. During this challenging time it is critical for residents to receive support navigating financial decisions and connecting to addition service and resources. In response, the Washtenaw County...
ANN ARBOR, MI (July 23, 2020)- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) has invested $90,000 through its COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund. The Recovery Fund was launched after the close of United Way’s Community Relief Fund to continue meeting the critical and emergent needs of populations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, support individuals who have experienced a loss in income and/or employment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ensure...
The eviction moratorium was set to lift June 30 and has now been extended to July 15 by Governor Whitmer. Here’s what that means – temporary suspension of evictions has been extended. Governor Whitmer has also created the Eviction Diversion Program, which outlines a process for renters to get fast rental assistance or establish a payment plan. Rental assistance under the program will be available beginning July 16. United Way of Washtenaw County...
ANN ARBOR, MI (July 2, 2020)- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announced its COVID-19 Community Relief Fund (Fund) has invested their final round of funding totaling $192,545 in grants to 13 nonprofit organizations and groups responding to critical needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in Washtenaw County. In total United Way invested $1,050,000 into the community and funded 64 grants to agencies and groups serving Washtenaw County....
  ANN ARBOR, MI (June 11, 2020) - United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announces a National Day of Virtual Action brought to you by VolunteerWashtenaw.org, UWWC’s Volunteer Center and the Emerging Philanthropists. Join us on Friday, June 19 for National Day of Action to put UWWC’s mission into action by improving the building blocks for a good quality of life.   Traditionally held on the longest day of the year, Day of Action invites volunteers...
Our community is suffering. We see you. We hurt with you and we are here for you. The past week of death and racist violence has been disheartening, disturbing and incomprehensible. The brutality of George Floyd’s death, along with so many other Black lives, requires us to raise our voices, to fight against racism, to end repressive use of force by police, to demand change and advocate for dismantling systemic and institutional racist structures...
ANN ARBOR, MI (May 21, 2020) - United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) invites the community to participate in a special COVID-19 Edition of its original 21-Day Equity Challenge to build the community’s awareness on the ways that bias, prejudice, privilege, and oppression show up in our work and lives. UWWC has a vision that by 2030, your zip code will no longer predict your opportunity in life. At present, in Washtenaw County, it does. “The...
Concentrate Media featured United Way of Washtenaw County in a recent article on how the distributions made to local nonprofits from the COVID-19 Community Relief Fund have impacted our community. read more on the article here. We appreciate Concentrate covering this portion of our work.   All grants awarded can be accessible on our website here.
United Way COVID-19 Community Relief Funding Distributes Third Round of Funding Bringing Total to $772,455 to 44 Organizations   ANN ARBOR, MI (May 1, 2020)- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announced its COVID-19 Community Relief Fund (Fund) has invested a third round of funding totaling $115,000 in grants to seven nonprofit organizations and groups responding to critical needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in Washtenaw County. The...

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