Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Welcome to my latest e-newsletter! It continues to be a privilege to represent Livonia.I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our community in Lansing. I encourage you to stay up-to-date on what’s going on in Lansing. Please let me know about the issues that matter to you.
If there is anything I can do to help you and your family, please do not hesitate to call my office at (517) 373-3920, or email me at LauriePohutsky@house.mi.gov. You can also catch me on Facebook.
To see what we’ve been voting on over the past couple of weeks, please click here. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office at (517) 373-3920 or email@example.com.
MI State Budget 101 Town Hall
I would like to thank everyone who came out to our MI State Budget 101 Town Hall this past Monday, especially my special guests Mayor Maureen Brosnan and fellow state Rep. Joe Tate. We had a thoughtful discussion about the budget process and how it affects our community here in Livonia.
9/11 Commemoration Ceremony
Last week, the Michigan House of Representatives held its annual ceremony to honor first responders, including those lost in the line of duty during the past year, those lost in the Sept. 11 attacks and those who serve Michigan communities today. I was honored to be joined by the Livonia Fire Chief, David Heavener, as we paid our respects to the men and women who lost their lives saving others as the Twin Towers fell. No one could have imagined an attack on American soil like what happened 20 years ago. I am grateful for the brave first responders, like Chief Heavener, who commit their lives to protecting our community.
It is crucial to have the voices of our community heard in Lansing. So far, I have had great conversations about the importance of investing in education, repairing our economy and expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare. My team and I will be out in the district throughout the fall as well. We look forward to meeting you!
Deadline for Mortgage Assistance Approaching Sept. 30
The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is reminding Michigan consumers with federally backed mortgages who are worried about falling behind on payments, that assistance is available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, but you must act before the Sept. 30 deadline.
Under the CARES Act, borrowers with federally backed loans can ask for a pause to or reduction of their payments, also known as a forbearance, of up to 180 days, with an extension of 180 days if additional relief is needed. The Biden administration has extended the forbearance enrollment window through Sept. 30.
Individuals with federally backed mortgages have until the deadline to request an initial forbearance. Individuals with loans backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac do not currently have a deadline for requesting an initial forbearance.
The MiMortgage Relief Partnership is also available to assist impacted homeowners in Michigan until Dec. 31. Through this partnership, more than 230 of Michigan’s financial institutions have agreed to provide mortgage relief to borrowers experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.
Individuals unsure of who owns their mortgage can visit the Federal Housing Finance Agency website.
For more information on COVID-19 related mortgage relief, call DIFS, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (877) 999-6442.
I hope you can join me for one of my upcoming in-person and virtual coffee hours! I look forward to having an informal conversation with you about the issues families face in our community. The in-person coffee hour will be held at Coffee + Cream here in Livonia, and for virtual coffee hours, you can join the livestream on my Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/RepPohutsky.
Virtual: Monday, Sept. 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
In-person: Sunday, Oct. 3, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Never hesitate to reach out to me or my staff if you have any questions or concerns!
19th House District