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Local Youth Homelessness Reaching Record Levels

By Craig Manning | Jan. 17, 2021

Youth homelessness is spiking in northern Michigan. According to Ashley Halladay-Schmandt, director of the Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness, northern Michigan’s data shows significantly more people under the age of 25 are “experiencing housing instability.” And while those rising numbers could be a result of better outreach and tracking, they might also indicate a growing problem that the COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbates.

“Since 2017, we have seen an 85 percent increase in 18-24-year-olds who are experiencing homelessness within our system,” Halladay-Schmandt tells The Ticker. That system spans 10 counties, including Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford. “This [increase] doesn't necessarily mean there are more ...

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