Saturday, March 10, 2007

Granholm Receives National Award for Campaign to End Homelessness in Michigan

While debate rages and sides are chosen over the proposed 2% service tax, Governor Granholm has been recognized for efforts to end homelessness in Michigan. On March 8, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) recognized Governor Jennifer M. Granholm with the "Every American Deserves A Home" award for her encouragement and leadership for Michigan's statewide Campaign to End Homelessness.

A January 2007 report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness reports that .26% of Michigan's population are homeless. That is 26,124 people.

If you want to get involved to help end homelessness in Michigan, consider connecting with one of these organizations.

Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness
Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
Greater Lansing Homeless Resolution Network
SOS Community Services (Ypsilanti)
The Goodwill Inn (Traverse City)
Detroit Rescue Mission
The SIREN/Eaton Shelter (Charlotte)