This event was held on November 1, 2007 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
The Washtenaw Housing Alliance (WHA) is a unique coalition of ten non- profit organizations that serve those experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness. Come and learn from various service and housing providers across the community about the current state of homelessness in Washtenaw County, the innovative partnerships that have been created to address the need, and the next steps needed to reach their shared vision: to end homelessness in our community. Disturbing facts on homelessness in Washtenaw County: 2, 756 people will experience homelessness within a year in the county; 26% of these are families; 41 people in the county in any given week become homeless. The WHA and its member agencies have created a collaboration that harnesses the commitment, energy and resources of a major hospital system, the cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, three major institutions of higher education, the private sector and the community at large to end homelessness in Washtenaw County.