(Credit: Empowerment Plan/Facebook)

Detroit Nonprofit Hires Homeless To Make Sleeping Bag-Coats

The 25-year-old said the coat could help the city’s sizable homeless population during the brutal winters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2015

Abe Hagenston who collects spare change in Detroit has created a website spanging.com with the hope of connecting homeless people with odd jobs and collecting money to be given away. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Meet Detroit’s Homeless Web Designer, Job Matchmaker

Abe Hagenston has set up on the Woodward overpass near 8 Mile, touting a web site, Spanging.com.


Brittney Shoeholtz  is excited about her new apartment in Detroit. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Former Detroit ‘Tent City’ Residents Placed In New Homes

“It’s the first time I’ve ever had my own place…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2015

Jimmy Aldaoud (Booking Photo)

Conviction Tossed In Case Of Man Who Acted As His Own Lawyer

Jimmy Aldaoud admitted taking tools from a Ferndale garage in 2012 but claimed it was a misdemeanor, not a felony.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2015

A man rides his bike past empty housing lots on September 5, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit is struggling with over 78,000 abandoned homes across 140 square miles and 16% unemployment; in July, the city declared bankruptcy.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Council Passes Resolution To Tackle Issue Of Homelessness With Innovation

… part of the plan is to move the homeless into some of the city’s rehabbed abandoned homes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/27/2015

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Warming Centers Open To Give Relief To Detroit’s Homeless

The city partnered with Cass Community Social Services, Operation Get Down and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, which will stay open until March 31st.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2015

(credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Mayor’s Office: Housing Found For Tent City Residents

Mayor Mike Duggan said Thursday that the city would have to move the campers from the park near downtown to a shelter where they can stay warm.

CBS Detroit–01/09/2015

Tents set up for the homeless along Jefferson Ave. in Detroit. (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Detroit Mayor: Plan In Works To Clear Out Homeless’ Tent City

“One way or another we’re gonna move folks into the shelters pretty soon.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2015

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Officials Stress Cold Weather Awareness As Homeless Man Found Seemingly Frozen To Death

Winter weather is here and that means increased danger for the homeless. One homeless man was found dead on a Pontiac front porch on New Year’s Day.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2015

FILE PHOTO (not the actual ring) (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Homeless Man Continues Quest To Find Owner Of Diamond Ring

“The hard part is I’m dead broke — but it’s worth more to her than to me, ” Secaur said.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/29/2014