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

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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

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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

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

Homeless Raise Tent City In Shadow Of Downtown Detroit

Detroit officials have received no complaints about the tent city and have no plans to move them from the park, said Sgt. Michael Woody, a police department spokesman.

CBS Detroit–12/21/2014

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Executives Brave Frigid Detroit Night For Charity

“It really brings a lot of thought to what homeless youth have. Homeless youth don’t have Land’s End, North Face, Cabela’s gear like we do.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/21/2014

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

Detroit’s Homeless Struggle To Survive Outside In Record-Tying Cold

While most of us can warm up in a home during these frigid temperatures, for the homeless it can be a different story.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/18/2014

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Criminalization Of Homelessness On The Rise

Some citywide behavioral bans prohibit sleeping in public, begging in public, loitering, sitting or lying down in public spaces, food sharing and sleeping in vehicles, among other behaviors.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/26/2014