- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit is launching an effort to address chronic homelessness after nearly dozen people camped in tents in a park this winter before being moved to housing.

The Detroit News reports (https://bit.ly/1G2steX ) homeless advocates and social services agencies are involved.

Arthur Jemison, director of the city’s Housing and Revitalization Department, says officials are “hoping that together we’ll come up with a plan, metrics and goals that we’re all standing behind later this year.” Mayor Mike Duggan tapped Jemison to pull together a working group of aid agencies.

The organizations are expected to deliver findings and recommendations to Duggan in June.

Residents of the tent city packed up in January, several months after the tents were set up. Those living there had resisted earlier pleas from social service agencies to move indoors.

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/


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