Video features stories of homeless camp residents, state efforts to help


June 26, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Dozens of homeless people living in tents in wooded state lands between two major expressways now have homes or temporary shelter with the help of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and a number of Washtenaw County agencies that advocate for housing.

A video released today by MDOT and MSHDA delves into the complexities of homelessness and the reality that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The video briefly explains the history of the homeless encampment, known as Camp Take Notice, between M-14 and I-94 in Scio Township. The video also details the efforts by state and local agencies to help.

“Homelessness ends with a place to live,” said Sally Harrison, director of the Rental Assistance and Homeless Solutions division for MSHDA, who stressed that a place to live means a domicile with a door and a roof. “We look forward to continued collaboration with Washtenaw County housing agencies to develop long-term solutions for the members of the Camp Take Notice encampment.”

In an interview for the video, Tate Williams, an original resident and leader at the camp, said Camp Take Notice served a purpose.

“We are at a turning point. We have a lot to build on,” Williams said, adding that they will rethink “how we’re going to address the situation of the homeless population.”

To learn more about the campaign to end homelessness in Michigan, please go to

Don’t Barrel Through Work Zones! – Drive Smart to Stay Alive.

Jeff Cranson, MDOT Director of Communications, 517-335-3084


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