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2019 Avalon Annual Report

In 2019, Avalon moved 172 of our neighbors out of homelessness and into homes! In total, Avalon served 772 people in Washtenaw County. We expanded and improved our community building programs, including youth development/youth leadership and food pantries. We also added 150 new housing units to our development…

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A conversation with… Johnnie B. of Avalon

Editor’s note:  In March, I sat down with Johnnie B. Tingle, Avalon’s Employment Support Specialist and AmeriCorps Member, to talk about his work at Avalon.   Johnnie B. had been working at Avalon since October 2019.  Just as we were getting ready to post this interview, the Governor’s…

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Avalon Memorial Gathering

On Friday, February 14, Avalon staff gathered for our annual memorial gathering for Avalon clients and tenants who we’ve lost. Joel Barson led this memorial, and these are his remarks: So, this is the second year that we’re gathering like this to do an intentional remembrance, but this…

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Good Things in 2019

In 2019 the Avalon community received many different kinds of support from so many people.  Here are just some of the highlights: In February, we unveiled the Avalon Memorial Tree, in honor of people in our community whom we’ve lost. In March, we received this beautiful note and…

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Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

My name is Lauren Rainey, and I’m a senior at the University of Michigan studying Law, Justice, and Social Change. This year I have the immense honor of working with Avalon Housing as a student intern in partnership with the Edward Ginsberg Community Center and their Community Leadership…

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