One of the very unfortunate negative effects of the Covid 19 Virus has obviously been on employment. Many small and large businesses have had to close their doors, as we are all ordered to Shelter in place. Many businesses were mandated to close. Just because our employment ends or is drastically cut back, it doesn’t stop the day to day expenses of meals, bills and mortgage or rent payments. Wall Street Journal says Nearly a third of U.S. apartment renters didn’t pay their rent for April, according to new data to be released by the National Multifamily Housing Council and a consortium of real-estate data providers.

Imagine how insecure you would feel knowing your rent hasn’t been paid, you don’t have a job, and eventually you will lose your home if things don’t change. Many people in that position are also responsible for supporting a family. Plus, many have applied for the Unemployment Insurance they are eligible for, and have gone weeks with no response.

According to WILX-TV that’s about to change. For far too long, Michigan’s workers have had to jump through hoops to get the compensation they deserve, today we are saying help is on the way,” according to state Sen. Adam Hollier (D-Detroit). Promises have been made to straighten our failing unemployment system and get much needed dollars in the pockets of our citizens. It can't happen too soon.