SNAP funding for 38 million Americans is fully covered by the federal government, but individual states are responsible for administering the program – and many may not be able through February.
Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management
“A lot of people in Detroit are choosing water over medicine, water over rent, water over new shoes for their kids,” said Shea Howell, a member of Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management.
The water crisis has nothing to do with the actual availability of water – the culprit is local communities’ inability to control their wealth, their common resources and their institutions of lending and credit.
Residents with $150 delinquent water bills are having the tap shut off, denying them a basic human right while prominent Detroit corporations with much larger delinquent water bills are being left alone.