IN THE NEWS

Because of its long history and significant expertise as a comprehensive housing services provider, UCHC is often asked to provide advice to other organizations in communities across Southeast Michigan. Our work is also frequently mentioned in the news.



Click on Detroit.com
June 17, 2019
"13th Annual Summer Solstice Event | Saturday, June 22nd from 6:30-8:30 pm | In the courtyard of the Kerrytown Market & Shops, join Everyday Wines to celebrate the solstice and raise money for the United Community Housing Coalition. Mingle, network, and taste finger-foods while sipping wine. Tickets for the event cost $25 and include four wine pours."

EfficientGov
March 29, 2019
"Often, occupants do not realize their landlords had failed to pay property taxes and that the homes were to be foreclosed. In the first year of the program, 63 residents took possession of the deeds to their homes through the program, and others are on payment plans working to get the deed, which is held by the non-profit United Community Housing Coalition."

WDET
March 27, 2019
"United Community Housing Coalition is one of the groups at the forefront of both of those issues [housing insecurity, evictions, lack of representation, poverty]. Executive Director Ted Phillips and Michele Oberholtzer, director of the group’s tax foreclosure prevention project, join Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson."

Detour Detroit
March 25, 2019
"Imagine if half the time a person was charged with a crime they went straight to prison without consulting a lawyer or going to court. Not because they were guilty — but because the system was so stacked against them it didn’t seem worth fighting the case, or they didn’t even know they could."

Crain's Detroit Business
March 25, 2019
"It caused controversy last year when the Detroit Free Press first revealed in October that residents of the 13-story building were given 30-day eviction notices. The newspaper also reported that the city is using $400,000, which includes $350,000 for the nonprofit United Community Housing Coalition, to help the vacating residents of the 180-room building."

Deadline Detroit
March 13, 2019
"The idea was presented Tuesday at a "Detroit Eviction Right To Counsel Summit" that included city leaders. Housing advocates estimate that just five percent of renters whose cases are heard in court are represented. There are more than 30,000 eviction cases in the city each year."

The Detroit News
March 12, 2019
The summit's sponsors included more than 20 organizations, including the State Bar of Michigan, the ACLU of Michigan, several Michigan law schools and Ford Motor Co., organizers said.
"This is huge," said Ted Phillips, executive director of the United Community Housing Coalition, which represents tenants in courts. "When people aren't represented, they are evicted. We can't possibly keep up."

Bridge Magazine, Detroit Journalism Cooperative
March 12, 2019
"In 36th District Court, which serves Detroit, there are so many evictions that four separate courtrooms are dedicated to them. Judges can process hundreds of evictions before lunch."

The Detroit News
February 27, 2019
"For Powers-McCoy, her family's new furnishings, tailored for each family member's personality, arrived just days after she got the deed to her home. She secured a loan from the United Community Housing Coalition and bought the house from the city of Detroit. Powers-McCoy's 2-year-old daughter died nine years ago,and she struggled after the last home she rented went into foreclosure. Now, "she is in the process of getting her GED and aspires to go to nursing school," said Watts."




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