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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Barrier Busters Network Continues to Assist with Emergent Needs, 3rd Quarter Report Available Now

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The Barrier Busters 3rd Quarter Report provides information about the type of funding requests distributed to Washtenaw County residents from July 1 - September 30, 2021. Highlights include: 

  • 45.3% of total requests in the third quarter assisted utility costs, compared to 66% of total requests toward utilities in the second quarter of 2021.
  • 60.2% of total countywide requests in the third quarter supported Black households, an increase of 28.5% compared to the second quarter of 2021.
  • 44.2% of countywide requests in the third quarter supported households with children. 

View the full report here.

Barrier Busters is a group of 100+ social service agencies committed to improving services and responding to emergencies for Washtenaw County residents in need. Each member agency identifies a “Barrier Buster” who is an agency's point of contact and facilitates collaborative case management between member agencies.

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