Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Michigan making progress on ending homelessness

Michigan has seen a significant reduction in veteran and overall homelessness, according to a report released today during the 2016 Summit on Ending Homelessness. The Ending Homelessness in Michigan 2015 Annual Report shows Michigan has experienced a 6 percent dip in homelessness and 15 percent decrease in veteran homelessness, based on the annual homeless count

Dingell Announces $2.2 Million in Grants to Combat Veteran Homelessness

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency in Wyandotte and Southwest Counseling Solutions in Dearborn/Dearborn Heights will receive grants totaling $2,209,325 from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as part of an ongoing initiative to prevent homelessness among Veterans and their families. The grants are awarded through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

Stabenow, Peters Announce $69,480 Investment for Veterans Housing in Grand Rapids

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a $69,480 investment to provide assistance to help end veteran homelessness in West Michigan. The assistance is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. The funding will go to the Kent County Housing Commission, which will work with the Battle Creek VA Medical Center and the Wyoming VA Health Care Center to support homeless veterans

Michigan gets $4.5 million to serve homeless population in Detroit, Lansing area, Berrien County

People who are chronically homeless and dealing with severe mental illness, substance use problems or other disorders will receive services through $4.5 million in federal grant funds recently awarded to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Dingell Announces Grant to Help Prevent & End Veteran Homelessness

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency in Wyandotte will receive a $637,122 grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue their work providing housing and other services to homeless and low-income veteran families. The grant is awarded through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

Dingell Announces Grant for Packard Health to Open New Health Center in Ypsilanti &...

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today announced that Packard Health of Ann Arbor will receive a $541,667 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to open a new health center in Ypsilanti and provide health care services at the Delonis Center Homeless Shelter in Ann Arbor. The grant was awarded through the New Access Point program, which seeks to expand access to primary care for underserved communities.

Stabenow, Peters Announce $159,100 to Support Job Training for Homeless Veterans in Washtenaw, Jackson...

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $159,100 has been awarded to Michigan Ability Partners to support job training for homeless veterans in Washtenaw and Jackson counties. The funding, which is part of the Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), will go towards assisting veterans with job training for in-demand jobs and help them transition out of homelessness and into more sustainable housing.

Stabenow, Peters Announce Nearly $200,000 to Support Job Training for Homeless Veterans in Flint...

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced $199,996 has been awarded to Volunteers of America-Michigan to support job training for homeless veterans in Bay, Genesee, Saginaw, and Shiawassee counties. The funding, which is part of the Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), will go towards assisting veterans with job training for in-demand jobs and help them transition out of homelessness and into more sustainable housing

Gov. Rick Snyder makes initial appointments to Interagency Council on Homelessness

Established by Executive Order 2015-2, Michigan Interagency Council on Homelessness was created as an advisory body within the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to develop, adopt, and update a 10-year plan to end homelessness. The Council is comprised of 13 members appointed by the Governor.

Nearly 34,000 homeless Michigan residents housed in 2014

Annual report by the Michigan Interagency Council on Homelessness says Michigan is a national leader in providing solutions to end homelessness. There were 33,896 fewer people living in shelters or on the streets in Michigan in 2014, according to an annual report released by the Michigan Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Peters, Stabenow Announce $34,241, $184,396, $99,691, $235,635 Investment

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced a $34,241 investment in the Upper Peninsula to provide assistance to help end veteran homelessness. The assistance is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program

Peters Calls For Continued Funding to End Veteran Homelessness

U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today joined 14 of his colleagues in calling for robust funding to support at-risk veterans and their families and end veteran homelessness. In a bipartisan letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, Peters and his colleagues requested that the Supporting Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program and the Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program continue to receive strong funding in the FY 2016 budget

Gov. Snyder, volunteers helping homeless families at Lansing’s City Rescue Mission

LANSING, Mich. - December 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Rick Snyder and other volunteers are working Friday to help make the holidays brighter for some struggling families and call attention to the need to assist the homeless in Lansing and beyond

Michigan Receives Grant to Provide Substance Abuse, Mental Health Services to Homeless

LANSING - October 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has been awarded a $1,857,768 three year grant by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide services to chronically homeless individuals who have substance abuse disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) assisted in the grant application process

MSHDA Announces Nearly $674,000 in Housing Counseling Grants

LANSING, Mich. - October 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Executive Director Scott Woosley today announced three counseling agencies will receive National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) Fund grants to assist homeowners with counseling needs stemming from the national foreclosure crisis.

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New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.

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Congresswoman Lawrence Statement on Bills to Combat Human Trafficking

Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence (MI-14) released the following statement after the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved of two bills to combat human trafficking on our nation’s highways. “As the Vice Chair of the Congressional Bipartisan Caucus for Women’s Issues