Member News Roundup

[This post is part of the biweekly CEDAM Member News Roundup series.  If you have news to share, send it our way or leave a message in the comments section at the bottom of this post.]

New single-family homes built by Southwest Housing Solutions.

Southwest Housing Solutions recently completed 44 homes in Detroit, all of which are now occupied.  SWHS made sure that the homes were accessible to handicap residents as well.  “This is the best place I’ve ever lived,” said Charlotte Ketelhut, a mother living in one of the SWHS homes with her two daughters.  Read the full article from Southwest Solutions.

Michigan Now, a public radio news series, has a new website.  The new website has archives of Michigan Now stories listed by topic, links to follow on Twitter or through RSS, a list of the radio stations that broadcast Michigan Now stories, and more.  Go check it out!

Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand its Early Head Start program.  Besides offering services to additional clients, the grant will also cover fifteen new staff members.  Read the news article.

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) plans to help homeless or uninsured/underinsured women and children in Pontiac get access to medical treatment.  Twice a week DRMM will pick up clients and take them to the DRMM Medical Clinic in Highland Park.  This new service is available thanks to the large number of volunteers involved with DRMM.  Read the news article.

The Human Development Commission is seeing an increasing number of people lining up each month to receive food from the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.  The program is designed to help low-income individuals avoid malnutrition. Read the news article.