By Sara Powers

(CBS DETROIT) – The Gilbert Family Foundation, with local partners based in Detroit, will announce a historic investment into renter eviction defense in Detroit.

According to a press release, the announcement will be made at 10 a.m. today, May 23.

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During the press conference these individuals will discuss the legal aid being donated to assist renters facing eviction:

  • Jennifer Gilbert, co-founder, Gilbert Family Foundation
  • Laura Grannemann, Executive Director, Gilbert Family Foundation
  • Ashley Lowe, CEO, Lakeshore Legal Aid
  • Neil Steinkamp, Managing Director of the Transformative Change Consulting practice, Stout
  • Conrad Mallet, Corporation Counsel, City of Detroit
  • Mary Sheffield, President, Detroit City Counsel
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This announcement comes two weeks after the City of Detroit passed a Right to Counsel ordinance, which was introduced by Council President Mary Sheffield and passed unanimously by the Detroit City Council.

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