Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued on Monday a proclamation declaring November as Homeless Awareness Month.
“I am a proud life-long Michigander who is dedicated to making this state a great place to live for everyone. Right now, Michigan has far too many people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness” said Whitmer. “This is why I am proud to proclaim November as Homeless Awareness Month to raise awareness of this issue and to ensure that all Michiganders have a comfortable, safe, and warm place to call home.”
In the proclamation, Whitmer notes that more than 65,000 citizens experienced homelessness in 2018, as well as 11,317 households with children.
She also cited organizations who are working to help end homelessness, including the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness, the Michigan Department of Corrections and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.