Bridge to a Healthy Community - Next Steps

As you know, there is quite a lot of activity happening around the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) - the proposed new bridge to Canada. After the legislature failed to vote on a bill authorizing construction of the bridge, Governor Snyder signed an agreement with Canadian officials to build the bridge together without using any Michigan tax dollars to pay for its construction. Currently, public comments are being taken on the Presidential Permit for the U.S. to Canada NITC.

This proposed bridge will have a significant impact on our community. I am continuing the fight for a community benefits agreement that respects the health and quality of life of Detroit families.

I will keep you informed on everything that is happening with the bridge as this project moves forward. Please feel free to call my office with your concerns and questions about the bridge. You can reach me toll-free by calling (877) 852-4212.

Direct Services Working For You

It is an honor and a privilege to be your voice in Lansing and my door is always open to you. To better serve you, I am partnering with a number of local organizations to tackle issues that directly impact your quality of life. You don’t have to go to Lansing to obtain the services you need. Please call my office if you ever need anything and we will help you access the services you need in the district without making a special trip to Lansing. You can reach me toll-free in my Lansing office at (877) 852-4212 and by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also visit my website at to read my latest news, download state informational booklets, and access other useful resources.

Free Legal Advice

The 36th District Court is hosting a Foreclosure Workshop on Monday, September 17, from 10-11:30 a.m. This workshop will include information about Michigan’s foreclosure law, help that may be available to homeowners at various stages in the foreclosure process, and what steps to take before a Sheriff’s Sale, during the redemption period and when confronted with an eviction. The workshop will be held at the 36th District Court, Room 422, 421 Madison Ave., Detroit, MI.

Constitution Day at the 36th District Court

The 36th District Court is holding its Constitution Day on Sept. 18 and 19. Free legal advice will be offered on a number of issues including probate issues, bankruptcy, social security, civil infractions, small claims, and general civil and landlord tenant issues. Constitution Day programs run Sept. 18-19 from 1-4 p.m., 36th District Court, Room 422, 421 Madison Ave., Detroit. For more information call (313) 967-7400.

Soccer and Basketball - and they’re free!

Free pick-up soccer and basketball is available at the Phoenix Academy Playground at the corner of Evans and Pershing. Soccer matches are played every Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. Basketball is played every Friday from 3-6 p.m. For more information call (313) 451-8380.


State Representative Rashida H. Tlaib
12th House District