Unemployment Resources

Michigan governor announces new unemployment programs for workers hit by coronavirus pandemic



 Employment Issues – Work Share Program



MI Unemployment and the Federal PSL/FMLA Options

We also have new clarification on the “choice” between the MI Unemployment and the Federal PSL/FMLA options as follows. They are not really “options”, but each was intended to address one of two business scenarios as follows:

  1. MI Unemployment option is for those business who were forced to close or reduce hours or layoff workers due to mandate.  Direct employees to apply for it as usual on the UIA website noted in this resource:  https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163-521770–,00.html  You are not charged for the unemployment IF the reason is due to an Executive Mandate.
  2. Federal PSL/XFMLA option is for those businesses that stay open, and have work available but employees who are unable to work due to need to attend to children home from school, are sick themselves, or need to care for someone who is sick (see other reasons in the slide resources).  Use standard FMLA forms (as they are kept internally and not filed with the government) and note the COVID19 reason as the need for leave:  https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla/forms  and follow the rest of the expanded mandate on that.  Reimbursement will be through direct tax credits. See DOL notice 
    https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/whd/whd20200324  and IRS notice

Other Links and Support

COVID – 19 Data for Michigan

This is the web link: 


and here it is in mobile-friendly version: https://arcg.is/05iraz



Comprehensive article on outbreak


Michigan Unemployment expansion MLIVE


Factual Information on COVID 19

Centers for Disease Control

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Frequently Asked Questions

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Q&A


Self Care Resources

Centers for Disease Control

Mental Health & Coping During COVID-19    Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks


Talking with Children

National Association of School Psychologists

Talking to Children About COVID-19 

Child Mind Institute

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Kid Health

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child (for Parents)

Centers for Disease Control

Talking with children about COVID 19


Free Referral and Information Helpline

Michigan 2-1-1

Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster?  2-1-1 is a free referral and information network that connects people to a wide range of health and human services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  To contact 2-1-1 simply dial the numbers 2-1-1 from any phone.  2-1-1 operators offer help in 180+ languages.



CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses & Employers

General Situational Information



Families First Coronavirus Response Act



U. S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin


Clark Schaefer Hackett, which tax program is the best

Home Builders Association of Greater Lansing Announces Brent Forsberg as New President

LANSING, Mich. – Home Builders Association of Greater Lansing (HBA) publicly announced on January 8th, 2020 that HBA has appointed Brent Forsberg of T.A. Forsberg Inc. as the 2020 President of the association. Brent Forsberg has been an active member of the association both Locally and Nationally for 22 years.

“Brent is the right leader for HBA,” said Cindy Kosloski, Chief Executive Officer of HBA. “Brent’s real estate background and his significant experience should help HBA to grow and help members to enhance their networking.”

“I appreciate the confidence bestowed by the membership in me to be the 2020 President,” said Brent Forsberg. “My 2020 vision is to promote our industry in the region. All the HBA members are the key to making that happen. This is going to be a great year for the Lansing Region. The HBA is excited and proud to help people create the best experiences in how they use their homes.

More information on the HBA website at hbalansing.com.


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Importance of Manufacturing in the Capitol Region

In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2018, The WILS Morning Wake-Up w/Dave Akerly kindly hosted T.A. Forsberg, Inc. President and CEO Brent Forsberg. During their chat, the two discussed the importance of manufacturing in the capitol region, and how “the Community Developer” is hard at work to breathe life into a one-of-a-kind multi-use manufacturing centric development, unlike Lansing has ever seen before.

For more information click here.

What Makes An Exceptional City?

T.A. Forsberg, Inc. President and CEO Brent Forsberg drops by Fox 47’s The Morning Blend to speak on what makes a great city and what residents of Lansing can do to become advocates for the great things happening in their own backyard!

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What would liven up Lansing’s downtown?

There is no shortage of potential for the city of Lansing’s downtown area, but where exactly should residents, developers, and officials be focusing their efforts to bring our urban core to new heights? T.A. Forsberg, Inc. President and CEO Brent Forsberg shared his thoughts on just that with the Lansing State Journal.
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Green Placemaking in Meridian Township

On September 5, 2018, President and CEO Brent Forsberg joined Meridan Townships’s Environmental Commission & Work Session to present during their Green Theme segment. Naturally, Brent used this opportunity to speak on what he knows best: Green Placemaking

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Quality Housing for All Incomes

A community can only thrive if it provides attainable opportunities for people at any stage in their lives. Building quality housing for those at all income levels is a foundation of the Smart Growth approach by Forsberg. Like our Tembo Homes and pocket neighborhoods, building the supply of affordable housing supply in existing urban areas can increase a community’s inclusiveness, economic opportunities and freedoms that come from more options for mobility. Visit the full article here.

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517.349.9330 (phone) | 517.349.7131 (fax)
2422 Jolly Road, Suite 200, Okemos, MI, 48864