State Rep Candidate Prevents Hamtramck Homes from Flooding

Voters in Michigan's House of Representatives District 4 are grateful with Michele Oberholtzer's actions that will solve problems with their flooding basements.
By: Grow Small Biz
Michele featured in TIME magazine
Michele featured in TIME magazine
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. - June 25, 2018 - PRLog -- Candidate for State Representative, Michele Oberholtzer, met with an entire Hamtramck block of Bengali families whose basements are flooded whenever it rains. "We walked the streets and identified three ways to help," said Michele.

Using her contacts with the mayor's office and the city of Detroit, Michele not only reported the flooding issue but, she offered the solutions that would reduce flooding in the future.

Secondly, Michele joined her Bengali neighbors and cleaned out all the debris and trash from the storm drains. Thirdly, Michele used the resources of the Sierra Club and ordered rainwater collection barrels.

After the past weekend's flash flood hit many areas of the city, the Bengali basements remained dry.

Michele Oberholtzer lives in Hamtramck and works in Detroit. She is the Director of the Tax Foreclosure Prevention Project for the United Community Housing Coalition, where she counsels residents facing tax foreclosure and advocates to keep every Detroit family in their home.

As a Housing Coalition counselor, Michele has directly served thousands of residents across Detroit and Wayne County in their efforts to save their homes from tax foreclosure. Her mission is to ensure that no one should ever lose their home because of the lack of information.

Michele is an advocate, creating and managing programs that help homeowners save their homes in foreclosure. In 2017, the Tax Foreclosure Prevention Project counseled 5,400 residents and made 127 new homeowners in Detroit.

Michele graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. She is an environmentalist with experience in renewable energy and energy efficiency for buildings. In her work with Next Energy, she specialized in bringing solar energy to Detroit's manufacturing industry.

Defender of Immigration Rights of Vulnerable Communities

Ms. Oberholtzer will be a fierce defender of immigrants, minorities, women, children, LGBTQ, returning citizens and any other populations that are vulnerable to discrimination or denied access to opportunity. Michele believes in an inclusive and an equitable society that uplifts and embraces different histories, religions, politics, identities and perspectives.

Michele's policy on basic human rights includes an individual's right of due process. "We need to vastly reduce our prison population by ending mandatory minimum sentencing," Michele stated.

Learn more about Michele Oberholtzer from her website:

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