Louis Aguilar The Detroit News Published 4:42 PM EST Dec 4, 2018 Detroit — A plan by a Midtown homeless shelter to move into a new, bigger space is in limbo because the owners of the Detroit Red Wings and Little Caesars pizza chain have waffled on a verbal agreement to pay $1.5 million to the shelter's operators, according to three sources familiar with the potential deal. The nonprofit Neighborhood Service Organization and Olympia Development of Michigan, the real estate arm of the Ilitch family's host of businesses, have been in talks for about two years about the NSO's Tumaini Center on Third Avenue near Martin Luther King. Jr. Boulevard. The neighborhood is called both Midtown and Cass Corridor. For more than one year, the two sides had a verbal agreement that the Ilitch's Olympia Development would buy the Third Avenue building as part of a $1.5 million deal. The money would help the nonprofit pay for a new facility on the … [Read more...] about Ilitch deal to help Midtown homeless shelter move, expand in limbo
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By Donna Littlejohn | [email protected] | Daily BreezePUBLISHED: November 27, 2018 at 7:33 pm | UPDATED: November 28, 2018 at 4:27 pm A few hundred people turned out Tuesday night, Nov. 27, to get their first look at the detailed plans for a proposed temporary homeless shelter in San Pedro. Whether or not any of it changed minds remains in question. The 102-bed facility in a tent-like membrane structure will be built on the southern portion of a parking lot at 515 N. Beacon St. It will take up an estimated 1/3 of the Caltrans park-and-ride lot bounded by O’Farrell Street on the south and near the 110 Freeway on-ramp to the north. A large crowd turns out at the Boys and Girls Club for an open house so residents to get info on the upcoming Bridge Home shelter in San Pedro on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Several departments from the City of Los Angeles were on hand to answer questions. The temporary housing shelter will house about 100 people in short-term housing as they get help … [Read more...] about Officials roll out details for temporary homeless shelter in San Pedro
Georgea Kovanis Detroit Free Press Published 7:05 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, in Detroit Thursday, walked through the dorm, checked out laundry facilities and complimented artwork done by residents of Mariners Inn — a shelter and substance abuse treatment center for homeless men. Carson was in Michigan to announce a $30-million grant for public housing in Flint. "There's some real talent around here," Carson, a former Detroiter, said as he looked in on an art therapy class at Mariners. He visited Mariners, located across the street from Little Caesars Arena, because it receives HUD money — though the amount it receives has decreased $400,000 over the last four years, according to Carina Jackson, Mariners' chief operating officer. Carson's appearance at Mariners was cordial but not groundbreaking. He didn't seek out spontaneous interaction with any of the … [Read more...] about What Ben Carson said at a Detroit rehab and homeless shelter
Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 2:17 p.m. UTC May 29, 2018 A new model to help those struggling with chronic homelessness and alcoholism is gaining traction: homes where they can find refuge but still drink as they please. Places like Dann’s House in Traverse City focus on preventing harm instead of cutting people off from their vices cold turkey. Dann’s House is named after the brother of the facility's current board chairwoman, Karen McCarthy. He died at 45 after battling alcoholism and homelessness. Today, McCarthy said the facility houses five men, but over the years they’ve had as few as four and as many as eight. Dann's House doesn't limit the amount that the men drink. McCarthy said they’re free to choose just like anyone else. But given autonomy and the comfort of a home, she said, many of the men have significantly reduced their alcohol … [Read more...] about Why this Traverse City homeless shelter lets alcoholics drink
close Video Starbucks opens its bathrooms to non-paying customers Starbucks executive says Starbucks bathrooms are open to everybody; Raymond Arroyo shares a wrap-up of 'Friday follies' on 'The Ingraham Angle.' When two young African-American men were arrested in April when they allegedly refused to leave a Philadelphia Starbucks after being told they couldn’t use a restroom because they hadn’t purchased anything, the company was attacked and accused of racism by left-wing groups and in the media. The assumption – never backed up with any evidence – was that the two men were targeted because they are black, and that two white men behaving in exactly the same manner would have been allowed to go to the restroom without incident and stay in the cafe without buying anything. Finding itself in a hole, Starbucks’ management, which has a long history of supporting left-wing causes, decided to bow to political correctness, defy common sense and dig … [Read more...] about Will Starbucks become America’s largest chain of homeless shelters?