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Housing insecurity in Washtenaw County is worsened by pandemic

Housing insecurity has only worsened across the US in the wake of the pandemic. With Michigan's eviction moratorium behind, and the end of federal unemployment benefits imminently ahead, some Washtenaw County tenants are at risk of housing insecurity. The Echo spoke with housing experts and leaders in Washtenaw County about housing insecurity throughout the pandemic.


TheRide proposes guidelines to protect public health as the state reopens

TheRide has suggested guidelines for businesses, institutions, and community members to help “flatten the rush-hour curve” to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  “Park and Ride” bus service will resume on June 15, and regular bus service, more similar to pre-pandemic services, will return in August. 


EMU UACDC hosts internship fair

The EMU  University Advising & Career Development Center hosted an internship fair for students. 53 internship-providing organizations and four resource providing organizations were available for students to explore. 


Ypsilanti plans to further monetize parking

Ypsilanti’s parking is being updated with paid and time-limited parking as well as updated meters. These updates may be costly but according to Mayor Beth Bashert, revenue will be generated from the project that will make up for the cost. 


Student Government approves delegate from the Black Student Union

Eastern Michigan University Student Government approved Black Student Union Secretary Kiera Osborne to be the BSU delegate to Student Government. Osborne stated in an interview that she hoped to help, primarily black students and those in the BSU with “any problems or concerns that they have on-campus: whether that be faculty, each other, with students, [or] with housing.”