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Addressing The Homeless Issue In Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County

A county campaign called Washtenaw Zero: 2016exceeded its goal on providing housing for the homeless.

The original goal was to help 153 veterans find housing in 2015, but 172 were helped.  

Washtenaw County Human Services manager AndreaPlevek says they succeeded thanks to the help of community groups, such as the WashtenawHousing Alliance.  The groups came together to help build a system that breaks down barriers between organizations that allows them to meet community needs.

In addition to homeless veterans, the program provided housing for 158 chronically homeless people.  That's 37 more than expected.  For the complete Washtenaw Zero: 2016 study, click here.

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— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu 


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