grand rapids area coalition to end homelessness

3:11 Youth Housing develops safe, affordable housing for homeless youth

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

It’s estimated that there are about 80 youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who are homeless on any given night in Kent County. “Youth are experts at hiding within the general population, by blending in, or they’ll be couch surfing...

[read more]

New data reveals number of homeless up; unsheltered down

by (shardaisy)

Submitted 06-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

New research for 2015 has revealed that the overall number of homeless people is up 15% in Kent County. In contrast, the number of homeless people without shelter is down 21%.   Jesica Vail, program manager for the Coalition, believes the...

[read more]

Taking a closer look at homelessness

by (c.formberg)

Submitted 12-09-2010 under OPINION

In Grand Rapids, more than 5,000 people are considered homeless, half of whom are part of homeless families. Homelessness is a problem that stems from multiple causes including job loss, jail time, being released from foster care with nowhere...

[read more]

Browse