‘He’s going to help us’ -- Detroit mayor Mike Duggan meets with President Biden regarding disaster assistance
“He told his staff that he wanted the Emergency Order done for Detroit as fast as legally possible so we can get money into the hands of our residents for reimbursements as quickly as possible,” Duggan said.
City helps fix Detroit woman’s home after Defenders investigate sewage issue
DETROIT – A Detroit man went to the Local 4 Defenders for help because his neighbor was dumping raw sewage in their backyard. Chavone Demham admitted to dumping the sewage and told the city that she was in need of help. “It’s a program called Code Blue,” Bowser said. AdIn a typical year, Code Blue helps about 30 families. While the assistance directly helps Demham, it also helps all of the neighbors living on Birwood Street.
Detroit senior citizen claims neighbor is dumping raw sewage in backyard of home
DETROIT – A local man said city officials wouldn’t help when he complained about his neighbor dumping raw sewage into the back yard. Something needs to be done about that sewage leaking into the backyard,” Scott said. Within hours of the Defenders contacting the city, an inspector -- along with Detroit police officers -- arrived to address the problem. The city said if the pumping of sewage does not stop immediately, they will be fined $500. If you have a similar problem, you can report it to Detroit’s Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department at 313-628-2451.