DETROIT, Mich. – The Gilbert Family Foundation has pledged to invest $13 million in a new fund to assist low-income Detroit residents facing eviction. That’s going to help thousands of in-need families each year.
According to the foundation, $12 million will be invested over three years in three Detroit organizations that will offer legal representation for renters with kids.
The fund is projected to benefit roughly 6,000 families per year. The funding will go to the United Community Housing Coalition, Michigan Legal Services and Lakeshore Legal Aid.
“The Detroit Eviction Defense Fund will level the scales of justice for vulnerable renters, who deserve the opportunity to remain in their home and enjoy lasting housing stability,” said Jennifer Gilbert, who founded the foundation with her husband Dan Gilbert.