More than 1,000 march in Detroit to r...

More than 1,000 march in Detroit to raise awareness of homelessness

There are 2 comments on the The Detroit News story from Nov 17, 2012, titled More than 1,000 march in Detroit to raise awareness of homelessness. In it, The Detroit News reports that:

Detroit - Ennis Scott knows firsthand how important the organizations combating homelessness in the city can be.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Detroit News.

Chet Booswahnicki

Lancaster, NY

#1 Nov 17, 2012
With all those vacant houses in Detroit, how come there is homeless people?

Livonia, MI

#2 Nov 18, 2012
Homes need maintenance. HOmes need utilities turned on. The homeless don't have the resources or in most cases the inclination to maintain a home even with help if the home were provided free. Homes are spread out. The homeless want to move around in areas where the homes are not. Should cab rides be provided. Also, those homes are owned by somebody. They can't simply be given away or used by strangers. In some cases, the owners can't even be determined, found or contacted. If you provide a home, you are liable for injury. The reasons continue. A better solution is a group home approach or shelters where homeless can come and go and establish themselves if they would like to develop further. Services can more efficiently be administered at a shelter. The fact is, Detroit has not been doing this. They did not open the warming shelter until February last year and the money was provided by the federal government. In short, the homeless suffer too from the poor management that pervades Detroit.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Grosse Pointe Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
What ever happened to the snow commandos? 10 hr Five could get yo... 10
$3,136.55 Water bill after new water meter inst... (Mar '13) Mon CHARMISH 62
The Painted Turtle Restaurant and Bar Oct 12 Rainman 3
Shorestoberfest Oct 6 Dark Winds of Des... 9
Sherry Klataska (Sep '08) Oct 6 Raymond mellott 13
Review: A BASIC GARAGE DOOR - PARTS STORE (Jul '11) Oct 3 Dave smith 3
school of choice made south lake look like a gh... (Oct '07) Sep 29 DPS ATM 476

Grosse Pointe Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Grosse Pointe Mortgages