Remembering Jane Barney

Jane Barney was the founding Board President of Avalon Housing in 1992.  She was 78 then, and had already led an inspirational life filled with love for family and years of activism for social and economic justice and civil rights.  It was my incredible good fortune to learn…

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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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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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Getting Involved with Avalon Housing

People, especially student groups and companies, often ask me ‘”how can we volunteer for Avalon Housing?” This is a great time of year to think about getting involved, and there is no shortage of ways to do so. Before you consider volunteering, it’s important to begin by learning…

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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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Homelessness in the UK and the US: Translantic Practice Exchange Reunites

Last month the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) invited alumni from the Transatlantic Practice Exchange to gather and learn from one another as part of the NAEH Ending Youth and Family Homelessness conference. The Transatlantic Practice Exchange, offered by the National Alliance to End Homelessness and Homeless…

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Homelessness in Schools and Society: U of M and Avalon

What do academic success and homelessness have in common? How can Supportive Housing services and educators help increase the academic success of children who have experienced homelessness? Avalon Housing’s Family and Youth Services’ Youth Programming staff and University of Michigan School of Education professors Simona Goldin and Debi…

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