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Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County

November 27th 2018

  Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2018) Troy, MI- As rental prices continue to increase throughout Oakland County, so too are the problems associated with homelessness and housing instability.  A panel of leaders from various organizations met Nov. 14 in Troy to look at the scope of […]

Survey About Food Access Launched for Oakland County Residents

February 2nd 2018

Survey About Food Access Launched for Oakland County Residents (OCFPC, Feb. 2, 208) The Oakland County Food Policy Council (OCFPC) has launched a county-wide Food System Assessment Survey to gather information about ​healthy eating habits in Oakland County.  The results from this survey will be used to inform a plan to improve access to healthy food […]

HUD Report Looks at Homelessness Decline in Michigan, Nationwide Stats

December 6th 2017

HUD Report Looks at Homelessness Decline in Michigan, Nationwide Stats CHICAGO –  Homelessness declined in Michigan according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  While overall homelessness slightly increased nationally, HUD’s 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found the follow regarding homelessness across Michigan: In Michigan, […]

FernCare Receives Metro Health Foundation Grant

June 23rd 2016

FernCare Receives Metro Health Foundation Grant (FernCare Free Health Clinic, June 25, 2016) The Metro Health Foundation has awarded FernCare a one year grant of $9,000.00 to support enrollment assistance in either the Affordable Care Act Insurance Exchange or Healthy Michigan/Medicaid. This assistance will be offered, not only to FernCare patients, but to anyone in […]

Baskets Full of Love Go to Hazel Park Schools Families

December 16th 2014

Baskets Full of Love Go to Hazel Park Schools Families (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 16, 2014) “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” The quote by Mother Theresa also described the feeling Hazel Park resident and active volunteer Barbra Winter had when helping people from multiple community groups […]