Each Thursday at noon, the COVID313 Community Coalition for Families and Students host a virtual townhall focused on supporting parents, students, and families during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The next Townhall for Families and Students will be Thursday April 16th from 12n-2p. Find out more at covid313.org. You can also see it live on Detroit Public Television’s Facebook page each Thursday.

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This week Detroit Public School Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti updates progress on moving to on online platform for the rest of the school year and summer school. The district is working to provide tablets and internet services district-wide. Vitti explains the latest.

The government considers public charge, the use of public benefits when considering green card applications. Now with the pandemic and the stimulus checks, some things have changed, while others have not. Tania Morris Diaz, staff attorney with the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center explains, as excerpted from this week’s COVID313 Community Coalition for Families and Students Virtual Town Hall.

Homeowners and renters can find relief because of government action at local, state and national levels. Michele Oberholtzer of the United Community Housing Coalition and Joe McGuire of the Detroit Justice Center explain how the tax foreclosure and eviction moratoriums work and what homeowners and renter need to do to stay put during the COVID-19 crisis.