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Abandoned Detroit Building Converted To Apartments For Homeless

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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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