Speakers Pool Training
On March 20th from 1-3 PM, the Washtenaw Housing Alliance hosted an advocacy workshop to educate and train speakers around issues of housing and homelessness. Workshop leaders included Ashley Blake from Avalon Housing, Mary Morgan from the CivCity Initiative, and Mark Creekmore from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month
The WHA put on two events for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month: a screening of the documentary film @home and a storytelling event at The Common Cup.
Nonprofit Community Forum on Federal Budget
The WHA and partners hosted a countywide Nonprofit Community Forum on the Federal Budget Cuts on October 13, 8:30AM-10:30AM, Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College.
Washtenaw County CoC: All Membership Meeting: August 16th, 1-2 pm at UWWC
Jewish Family Services, Working with Refugees Workshop - August 17th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am, at Storypoint in Saline
Ozone House/Food Gatherer's Community Kitchen Job Training Graduation - August 17th, 2:30 pm at The Graduate Hotel
Packard Health's Healthy Kids Fair - August 19th, 1-3 pm at Packard Health Ypsilanti
Fair Housing Center's Housing Advocates Training - September 19th and 20th, Lansing
2017 MSHDA Homeless Summit - October 8th -10th, Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City
"How Housing Changed My Life"
The Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness (MCAH) and partners sponsored a rally and storytelling event on the Lansing Capitol Steps on Wednesday, July 26 at 12:00PM. The event, "How Housing Changed My Life," was part of the National Housing Week of Action's "Our Homes, Our Voices," and featured personal stories from those whose lives have been touched by homelessness. See images from the event here.
Fair Housing Center Book Discussion
The Fair Housing Center of SE Michigan sponsored a book discussion event April 19th and April 21st. The topic centered around the book, Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Washtenaw County's Point-In-Time count, a one night count of all sheltered and unsheltered persons experiencing homelessness, took place on January 26th from 4am-8am. The Point-In-Time count, a federally mandated count that takes place annually in January, helps communities track progress toward ending homelessness by providing valuable data that is utilized by local human service agencies within each community. A debriefing of the data collected from this year's Point-In-Time count was held on February 28th, from 9-11 am at WCC's Morris Lawrence Building. The debriefing is open to the public. See debriefing presentation here.