Detroit Evening Report: Nonprofit to provide temporary housing units to combat youth homelessness in Detroit

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To help combat youth homelessness in Detroit, nonprofit Detroit Phoenix Center has partnered with Methodist Children’s Home Society to provide 24 units where young people can live temporarily.

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The partnership will provide 12 transitional housing units and 12 rapid rehousing units.

Young people can stay rent free for up to two years — and the center will connect them to employment, mental health and academic services funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

According to a report released by Wayne State University, 16% of Detroit’s youth population have dealt with housing instability and nearly 11% are homeless.

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  • Hernz Laguerre
    Hernz Laguerre Jr. is a Multimedia Journalist at 101.9 WDET. He is one of the co-host for "Detroit Evening Report," one of the weekend anchors for "Weekend Edition," the producer for our political podcast, "MichMash," and reports on arts, culture and politics.