The Bright Side Features Shelter

What happens when a family suddenly needs a new place to live? Last month we had a chance to visit and collect success stories from some of our members and other organizations that provide emergency shelter and housing in Michigan.


1 Intro Introduction by Anne Grantner, Executive Director at Shelter of Flint[watch now]

This episode begins at the Shelter of Flint.

2 United for HomesUnited For Homes[watch now]

Is it easy to find a place to live when you are in a wheelchair? What happens when your income is $700 a month and rent is $640?

3 Shelter of FlintShelter of Flint, Flint

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Visit the Shelter of Flint’s new location and meet a family that is moving back to independence after hard times.

4 Turning PointTurning Point, Macomb County

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Turning Point’s new shelter helps domestic violence survivors escape dangerous situations, get their kids safe and take back control of their lives.

5 Elder LawElder Law of Michigan, Lansing

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Elder Law of Michigan is a nonprofit that helps low-income seniors and also gives foreclosure counseling and housing advice to people of all ages.

6 CFHCenter for Financial Health, Lansing

Two short videos linked below: one with tips to avoid property tax foreclosure and another to learn about housing services from the nonprofit Center for Financial Health.

7 EdgewoodEdgewood Network Center, East Lansing

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Edgewood Village constructs a network center that will prepare at-risk youth for careers and college.

8 Avalon HousingAvalon Housing, Ann Arbor

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See the difference a home can make in someone’s life. Avalon Housing gives housing opportunities to people who might be homeless otherwise.

9 CreditsConclusion by Anne Grantner, Executive Director at Shelter of Flint

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Episode ending, credits and outtakes.

CHN FamilyBonus: Housing We Can Afford?

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The second half of this episode recounts the details behind eight of the stories in the United for Homes video.