hud en Counting Michigan's homeless <p>Michigan organizations that help homeless people are taking part in a “snap-shot” census. The federal government requires the overnight count every other year. It’s part of the Obama administration’s <a href="">plan to eradicate homelessness</a> by 2020.</p><p>The census must happen on a single night during the last ten days of January. The count includes people who are in shelters, transitional housing, and on the street.</p> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:48:06 +0000 Kyle Norris 10960 at Counting Michigan's homeless White House LGBT housing conference <p>The White House hosted the LGBT Conference on Housing and Homelessness today in Detroit. It explored various issues lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people face when it comes to finding housing or dealing with homelessness. This was one of four such conferences the White House is hosting around the country.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 21:08:48 +0000 Kyle Norris 6576 at White House LGBT housing conference Federal government to end oversight of Detroit Housing Commission <p>The federal government says it&rsquo;s confident the Detroit Housing Commission is on the right path&mdash;and <a href="">ready to revert back to local control</a>.</p><p>The quasi-governmental authority manages the city&rsquo;s public housing. It&rsquo;s been under federal oversight since 2005 because of misspending and management problems.</p><p>But U-S Housing and Urban Development assistant secretary Sandra Henriquez says there&rsquo;s been a vast improvement.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:09:45 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5946 at Lansing eyes land swap deal with private college <p>&nbsp;Lansing officials hope a proposed deal with a private college will help the city replace a long empty public housing complex with a new campus.&nbsp;&nbsp; The <a href="">Oliver Towers </a>have sat largely unused since a fire a decade ago.&nbsp;&nbsp; Numerous attempts to find a new use for the site, a few blocks from the state capitol, have failed to pan out.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 18:18:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 3982 at Lansing eyes land swap deal with private college