Dear Neighbor,

I am honored and humbled to be your state representative. As we continue facing the challenges of the pandemic and its ripple effects throughout our society, please know that my staff and I are here for you.

If you are in need of support or resources or have any questions regarding legislation or state government in general, please feel free to reach out to me at my office via email or by calling (517) 373-2275.


Nate Shannon, State Representative, 25th House District

Clean Water Town Hall

Please join me and some special guests for a virtual Clean Water Town Hall. We will be discussing the importance of ensuring that every Michigander has access to clean and safe water and how good and well-maintained infrastructure helps us reach that goal.

You can register for the town hall by clicking here.

Federal Unemployment Benefits Ended

Michigan workers who have been receiving federal jobless benefits through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan saw those programs expire Sept. 4. Below are the programs that expired on Sept. 4:

  • PUA provided benefits to workers who are not ordinarily eligible for unemployment benefits, such as self-employed, independent contractors and gig economy workers.
  • PEUC allowed up to 53 weeks of additional benefits to those who had exhausted their regular state claim.
  • PUC allowed an additional $300 per week to anyone receiving regular state or federal unemployment benefits. Although regular UI benefits will continue to be paid, the additional $300 PUC benefit will also end for those on regular unemployment insurance.
  • MEUC provided an additional $100 per week to claimants who have earned at least $5,000 in net self-employment income.

People who are waiting for an eligibility determination for any of the federal programs and receive it after Sept. 4 will be paid all funds for which they are eligible. These individuals should continue to certify through Sept. 4.

All protests and adjudications that have not been resolved by Sept. 4 will continue through the process despite the federal programs ending. Benefits will be paid to claimants who are determined to be eligible.


Macomb Community Action offers services to income-eligible Macomb County residents to promote independence. These community centers provide essential assistance with utilities, housing, transportation and weatherization programs, and information and referrals to other community resources.

Contact your local Macomb Community Action Center or call (586) 469-6999 if you are seeking assistance.

2-1-1 —  Call 211 from any phone to be connected to a list of statewide resources for everything from food and diapers to rental assistance and bus fare. You can also search their online database.

Covid Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) Program —  The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is administering the CERA program to assist income-eligible residents stay in their home and pay their past-due rent. This program can provide rental and utility assistance for renters to help maintain housing stability. Apply by clicking here.