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Some good news from a new report that indicates the state of Michigan has seen a 6 percent drop in homelessness and a 15 percent decrease in veteran homelessness.

 

Chief Housing Solutions Officer Kelly Rose says there are a number of targeted areas that have helped to improve these numbers.

 

Increasing access to affordable housing, increasing leadership collaboration and civic engagement at the local levels, really looking at economic security – how do you really get people back into jobs and also, if they're disabled, how do we make sure that they're getting their disability benefits.”

 

Rose adds there is still much work to be done noting there were nearly 70,000 people that experienced homelessness in Michigan last year.

 

 

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