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Keep Sally Russell In Her Apartment-Stop Attacks on Seniors

Organized by: Detroit Eviction Defense

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Sally M. Russell is an 88 year-old wheelchair-bound senior who lives in an assisted living apartment in Detroit, MI. She transitioned out of a nursing home into her apartment in December, 2013. In June, 2014 the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) stated that she had too much money in her bank account (money that accumulated over the winter months of December 2013-March, 2014 to be used for apartment furnishings, handicapped supplies, etc.). This drop from DHS meant her personal care and chore worker services provided from July, 2014 to February, 2015 went unpaid via Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA). 

Even though Sally reapplied to DHS several times beginning in July, 2014 after making some necessary purchases, case worker turnover at DHS (approximately 5) and bureaucracy has made it difficult to get DHS and DAAA to pay the provider of her personal care and chore worker services. The total amount for the seven months is $9, 689.00. Without payment her lease will allow for the eviction process to continue and Sally M. Russell must return to the nursing home. Any assistance will be deeply appreciated.


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