DATE September 4, 2012LEAVE A COMMENT

Though shelter is one of life’s basic human needs, many people in our Michigan communities do not know where they will lay their heads down each night. In 2011, more than 100,000 people in our state were homeless and one out of every 417 households experienced a home foreclosure, meaning thousands more may soon experience this same hardship. As we close out the last days of summer and head into another cold Michigan winter, the alarming reality facing these homeless men, women, and children has community members, policy makers, and more in search of a housing solution.

At the Michigan Community Service Commission, we know that service can and is an effective strategy to address many of our state’s issues, including the current housing challenge. Across the state, three innovative national service programs are harnessing the power of AmeriCorps members and volunteers to create housing, find resources for the homeless, and fight foreclosure. Click here to learn how these unique programs are using service to ensure more Michigan families have a place to call home.


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