I am applying for funding and the application requires a "Letter of Support" from HAND. How do I obtain a Letter of Support from HAND?
Please view/download a copy of the HAND Letters of Support Policy
How many people are homeless in Detroit?
For data on people who are homeless in Detroit, please click here.
How many people are homeless in Michigan?
For Statewide data on homelessness, please visit the Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness website.
How do I obtain funding to start a new emergency shelter or transitional housing program for people who are homeless?
Thank-you for your interest in serving people who are homeless in our community. HAND oversees the distribution of funding from the federal government (U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development) and the State government (Michigan State Housing Development Authority). Both the federal and state governments have made changes to their funding priorities, resulting in neither entity funding new emergency shelter or transitional housing programs. While HUD and MSHDA do currently fund existing emergency shelters and transitional housing programs, they do not fund new programs of these types.
Many of the emergency shelter and transitional housing programs in Detroit rely on donations from individuals, churches, and/or foundations.
I would like to volunteer helping the homeless. How do I do this?
For information on volunteering with a homeless service provider in Detroit, please contact the United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s 211 line for information on volunteer opportunities, or search on-line at www.liveunitedsem.org/volunteer.
What is the Continuum of Care (CoC)?
Please click here for information on the Continuum of Care (CoC).
What is the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)?
Please click here for information on the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).