The homeless and the people who serve them in the greater Lansing area have some help coming their way.
That’s after the state got $4.5 million dollar grant.
The federal government will give Michigan Department of Health and Human Services get $1.5 million dollars a year for the next three years.
The state will give use that money to help the homeless in Detroit, the Lansing area, and in Berrien County.
The money will help people who are chronically homeless and fighting mental illness, drug addiction, and other problems. It will help the homeless fight those problems and find a place to live. It will link them up with health care.
“This is important work that will move us closer to ending chronic homelessness in Michigan,” said MDHHS Director Nick Lyon in a press release. “People experiencing homelessness face significant challenges. We need to continue providing services that remove these barriers and help people move toward life-long success.”
The department will work with Mid-Michigan Recovery Services to help the greater Lansing area.