Empower Families To Begin Their Path to Stable Housing
Right here in Washtenaw County, children are growing up in places that are cold, dark, and unsafe.
According to the Washtenaw Housing Alliance, 8 to 10 families with children become homeless in our county every week. Homeless children are more likely to be hungry, sick, and worried where their next meal and bed will come from. They wonder if they will have a roof over their heads at night and what will happen to their families.
In Washtenaw County, a renter must earn $18.31 per hour, working full time, in order to afford a two-bedroom apartment, but the mean wage for renters county-wide is just $12.80. That means hard-working families are facing a crisis of resources, just one paycheck or injury or life event away from homelessness.