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Resources For Mutual Aid
As we navigate the new social paradigm of physically distancing from each other, let’s not forget new ways of growing community that, out of necessity, are also emerging. Riverwise, like many other organizations, is attempting to increase our presentation of community-driven resources online– resources we hope will support our overall health; resources that will inspire the spirit of mutual aid; resources that have gained even more importance during these challenging times.
Detroit Water Restoration Plan
Detroiters who need their water turned on can sign up for DWSD’s Water Restart Plan. If you sign up before April 9, you don’t have to put any money down. The State of Michigan will cover it for you. If you’re a Detroit resident living without water in your home or have received a notice of service interruption, call Wayne Metro at 313-386-9727 to make an appointment and sign up. Customers also must make a monthly minimum payment of $25 during the time there is a risk of outbreak in Detroit to avoid service interruption. The amount of each customer’s previous bills will be deferred until after the COVID-19 situation is under control. At that time, residents will be transitioned to the WRAP or a 10-30-50 Payment Plan, both of which will keep their water service on as long as they remain current.
The city has posted more information on municipal plans to address the COVID-19 crisis at https://covid313.org.
Additionally, and effective immediately, the 36th District Court has issued a moratorium on all evictions due to the coronavirus. Visit or call the 36th District Court for more information about the Court’s coronavirus contingency plan.
The Path To Water Affordability
The Peoples Water Board is not only staying current with the latest news and activism around water accessibility. We encourage you to visit https://www.peopleswaterboard.org/ to link to many additional clean water resources.
TEXT "Detroit" To 73224 For COVID-19 Info And Resources
Do you have questions about COVID-19? Detroit media outlets are providing information about food, COVID-19 testing, health, safety, jobs/debt, housing, and children’s resources.
Outlier Media delivers on-demand data journalism to Detroit residents via text message. Text “Detroit” to 73224 for updated information.’ https://outliermedia.org/
Need Water? Call 1-844-42WATER
The We The People of Detroit’s water crisis hotline is run by volunteers. The Volunteers can assist Detroiters with locating emergency water and making payment arrangements with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. They also assist with finding and navigating the various water resources that are currently available.
If you need water assistance please call 1-844-42WATER.
This is currently a voicemail-based service. Please leave a message with your name and phone number, spoken slowly and clearly and someone will get back to you soon.
Visit We The People of Detroit’s website for more information. https://www.wethepeopleofdetroit.com/
Michigan COVID-19 Community Response
Let’s keep our communities healthy and safe!
Michiganders are taking action on the issues that matter to us. We’re asking our Legislature to extend the State of Emergency, the stay-home order, and provide relief and safety for all of us, no exceptions.
Michigan COVID-19 Community Response https://micovidcommunity.com/
Metro Detroit COVID-19 Support and Mutual Aid Facebook Page
Mutual aid and community support! https://www.facebook.com/groups/2554127328195074/
City of Detroit COVID-19 Resources
Lots of great resources here. Food, transportation, testing, and you can sign up for Emergency Alerts!