Avalon at the Building Michigan Communities Conference

At this year’s Building Michigan Communities Conference in Lansing, Aubrey Patiño, Executive Director of Avalon, conducted a Harm Reduction session with Amanda Carlisle of the Washtenaw Housing Alliance, TaLasha Moore of Avalon Housing, Lemont Gore of Unified HIV Health and Beyond and Lindsey Bishop Gilmore of CSH. Also…

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Michigan Homelessness Advocacy Day

Avalon staff and residents joined their peers at this all-day event hosted by the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness at Lansing Community College.   Avalon residents Linda, Sharon and Julia shared their stories with Michigan legislators, including State Representative Yousef Rabhi.  On behalf of the over 66,000 Michigan citizens who are…

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WHA Advocacy Workshop

Homeless and housing service providers as well as community members and some past City Council members were on hand at this workshop, designed to address skill-building and opportunities for advocacy.  Speakers included Amanda Carlisle of the Washtenaw Housing Alliance (WHA), who provided background on local homelessness and affordable…

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Avalon’s Rapid ReHousing Program

Since the spring of 2015, Avalon Housing has been administering the Washtenaw County Rapid ReHousing for Individuals (RRH) program.   The people who are eligible for this program are experiencing literal homelessness, which means that they’re residing in a shelter or place not meant for human habitation, or they…

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Avalon and Packard Health Celebrate Health Clinic Opening

Called Packard Health at Miller Manor, the new clinic, located at 727 Miller Road, will enable Packard Health staff to provide comprehensive, integrated care to supportive housing residents who live at Miller Manor and elsewhere in the community. Since October 2016, Packard Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center,…

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Celebrating Five Years of Supportive Housing Interventions

This year marked the fifth and final year of Social Innovation Fund (SIF) funding for Avalon’s Frequent Users Systems Engagement (FUSE) initiative. We celebrated our accomplishments by convening in DC this month, joined by our healthcare partners from the University of Michigan Health System and St. Joseph Mercy…

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The Case for Investing in Affordable Housing: Danielle’s story

Congratulations to Danielle Toth, Peer Support Specialist at Avalon Housing! The story of Danielle’s journey from homelessness towards a new home with her daughters is featured in the CHCDF’s 2017 report, A Place to Call Home: The Case for Increased Federal Investments in Affordable Housing. The CHCDF, or…

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