Making Housing More Accessible

Michigan Student Caucus Proposal   Part 1: BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH PROCESS  Context

 

  1. What is a current bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal?

 

HB 4190

 

  1. How would this bill make a difference in the lives of students across Michigan? It would stop people from having fake emotional support animals.



 

A Grand Rapids nonprofit...

A Grand Rapids nonprofit has a 4 bedroom house that is used for low-income young adults. In addition to this new house, there are "13 other homes throughout Grand Rapids serving 61 residents who struggle with homelessness. Some of those homes are geared towards families, and others serve residents with behavioral health issues." In my opinion, this is a great idea. Not only is it a way to help those struggling, but it is also a safe space. I wonder if other areas in Michigan will do this. Do you think they should? Should this be something done nationwide?

Food Insecurity a Growing Challenge For Students at EMU, UM

With so much going on in a typical day for a college student, it is sometimes easy to forget to do the simple things, like eating regular meals ever day. This is especially true for students that have jobs to work during the day on top of their school, as they have no off time to just go eat food. Often, this results in the student not getting neccessary nutrients that day, and this is detrimental to both their physical and mental aptitude. Aside from lack of time, price of food is also an interference when it comes to students getting the sufficient amount of nutrients per day.

Michigan’s birth rate hits record low. What’s going on?

Hi Guys! 

I found this article to be really interested because I would have never thought that the birth rate of any state would be hitting an all-time low right now. Population growth stimulates economic growth! This article goes into a bunch of detail about what a low birth rate means for the state and the possible negative consequences that we might face both economically and socially. 

Let me know what you guys think! Do you think we could be in trouble? Why do you think Michigan's birth rate is so low?

Easier welfare assistance

Starting on November 1st, Michigan is increasing the number of assets somebody can have to qualify for food, cash, and emergency assistance. Currently, in order to receive State Emergency Relief you need to have less than $500 in assets, to receive cash payments you need less than $3,000, and to receive food assistance you need less than $5,000 in assets. As soon as this new welfare plan is implemented, all those asset limits will go to $15,000 and the department is not going to ask for documents proving how much is in their bank accounts right away.

A Grand Rapids nonprofit...

A Grand Rapids nonprofit has a 4 bedroom house that is used for low-income young adults. In addition to this new house, there are "13 other homes throughout Grand Rapids serving 61 residents who struggle with homelessness. Some of those homes are geared towards families, and others serve residents with behavioral health issues." In my opinion, this is a great idea. Not only is it a way to help those struggling, but it is also a safe space. I wonder if other areas in Michigan will do this. Do you think they should? Should this be something done nationwide?

Food Insecurity a Growing Challenge For Students at EMU, UM

With so much going on in a typical day for a college student, it is sometimes easy to forget to do the simple things, like eating regular meals ever day. This is especially true for students that have jobs to work during the day on top of their school, as they have no off time to just go eat food. Often, this results in the student not getting neccessary nutrients that day, and this is detrimental to both their physical and mental aptitude. Aside from lack of time, price of food is also an interference when it comes to students getting the sufficient amount of nutrients per day.

Michigan’s birth rate hits record low. What’s going on?

Hi Guys! 

I found this article to be really interested because I would have never thought that the birth rate of any state would be hitting an all-time low right now. Population growth stimulates economic growth! This article goes into a bunch of detail about what a low birth rate means for the state and the possible negative consequences that we might face both economically and socially. 

Let me know what you guys think! Do you think we could be in trouble? Why do you think Michigan's birth rate is so low?

Easier welfare assistance

Starting on November 1st, Michigan is increasing the number of assets somebody can have to qualify for food, cash, and emergency assistance. Currently, in order to receive State Emergency Relief you need to have less than $500 in assets, to receive cash payments you need less than $3,000, and to receive food assistance you need less than $5,000 in assets. As soon as this new welfare plan is implemented, all those asset limits will go to $15,000 and the department is not going to ask for documents proving how much is in their bank accounts right away.

Michigan closes more than a dozen hospitals.

How Should Michigan Address the closing of more than a dozen hospitals? The landscape of health policies is changing rapidly, and Michigan policy makers need to address the issue of inequality with health care. Many people do not have access to health care both geographically and financially. What can Michigan do to improve their health care system? https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-health-watch/more-dozen-hospitals-rural-michigan-high-risk-closing

Petition to Repeal Nonunion City Employee Raise

This Mlive article focuses on the situation in Jackson regarding nonunion employee raises, however, the implications are much further reaching. Through the article, implicit questions regarding government official salaries and how the payment of such employees is conducted can be found. I found it particularly striking the implications to the discrepant level of employees this bill would have.

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https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gDtpxQwFjQNFyzHFnGwWLCwWbE2WVI1Ft8cmQwyq6JM/edit?usp=sharing By Kelsea Chisolm and Kaytlin Abruscato. Students drowning in debt.

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

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2. Persona and POV statement Persona: Persona name: Jerry Ross Age: 20 School/Occupation: Football Player, University of Michigan  Location: Ann Arbor   Quote: "I don’t have time to study or get a job, and I don’t have enough money to pay for enough food for myself"   

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Making Housing More Accessible

Michigan Student Caucus Proposal   Part 1: BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH PROCESS  Context

 

  1. What is a current bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal?

 

HB 4190

 

  1. How would this bill make a difference in the lives of students across Michigan? It would stop people from having fake emotional support animals.



 

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