Abandoned Detroit Building Converted To Apartments For Homeless

DETROIT (WWJ) – The old Michigan Bell building in Detroit is being converted into an apartment building for the homeless.

WWJ’s Rob Sanford reports work will get underway next week on the housing project.

The $52 million project calls for the construction of 155 one-bedroom apartments, along with in-house services for the homeless.

Neighborhood Services Organization developed the project. The organization raised 80% of the renovation costs, with the rest made up of donations from several foundations and business organizations.

Also moving into the 255,000 square foot building will be a federally funded health care clinic.

The hope is that construction can be completed by the fall of 2012.

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  1. Fara Shaw Kelsey says:

    This is wonderful ! I used to work there! Glad to hear it! <3

  2. Ray says:

    Where do I sign up to either work on them or live in them?

  3. Samantha says:

    You could check out whats available for you here http://globalnewsviews.blogspot.com/

    Theres a homeless way you can get free

  4. Barbara says:

    Who is going to pay for this? Electric, gaqs, water? Is the State going to hellp in any way? How are these people going to pay for this?

  5. Tim says:

    Its a $50 million dollar project not a $5 million dollar project and funding is coming from the federal grants, the state grants, tax credits and numerous outside non-profit organizations.

  6. Rufus Crawford says:

    hELLO,I’M GLAD SOMEONE IS USING EMPTY BUILDINGS,I HAVE AN IDEA THAT COULD CREATE 200 ROOMS FOR ABOUT 1 TO 2 MILLION DOLLARS MUCH CHEAPER THAN 5 MILLION DOLLARS.CONTACT .Rufus Crawford at 707-712-4357,MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR PROJECT.

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