Stories & Insights
In 2020, a year of extreme challenges, loss, and reckoning, a big story quietly and quickly unfolded in Detroit. Our city came together to keep Detroiters experiencing homelessness safe — and now, we can do more.
Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan's "Investing in Us" report combines Detroiters’ stories and neighborhood-level improvement plans into a “unified city-wide vision of economic well-being.”
The McGregor Fund team is joining with public sector partners, leaders in our local social sector and funder colleagues to help ensure that community-wide responses to this crisis are swift and highly coordinated. Learn more about the steps we’re taking.
Even when it is temporary, the experience of homelessness is traumatic and life-altering. A home is the foundation for so many aspects of life, supporting a wide range of our needs and aspirations, from basic health and safety to stable employment. Photo from The NOAH Project
In the city of Detroit, where the workforce participation rate hovers around 53.4 percent, a significant proportion of job seekers face multiple, critical, and interlinked barriers to employment, such as reliable transportation, affordable and quality child care — and, most vitally, stable housing. Photo from SER Metro
More than 10,000 Detroiters experienced homelessness in 2018, enough to fill one quarter of Comerica Park, and representing the largest share of people experiencing homelessness in the state.