6 a.m. Family Promise works with families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We highlight the work they do helping to create stable lives for children.
5 p.m. There are many families in West Michigan that have no place to call home. And most of those families have parents who are working but still cannot afford a place to stay. WZZM 13's David Bailey explains why we're focusing so much on this issue.
6 p.m. The numbers are surprising. There are forty-thousand homeless children in Michigan. We follow a mother and her four children while they search for try to find a place to call home.
5 p.m. Take a tour of a high school in Muskegon that has a college-style dorm for high school students who need stable housing. See how it allows students to stay in school and focus on graduating. The school believes at times 15-20% of their students are either homeless, moving between living locations, or couch-surfing.
6 .p.m. Did you know each school district is required to have someone whose job is to assist students who are homeless? But many districts are failing.
6 a.m. Out of 25,000 homes in Grand Rapids, only 175 are for sale. This is one of the tightest rental market in the nation. We look at why we are facing is a housing crisis of epic proportions. This hurts those at the bottom of the economic ladder the worst leading to more working homeless.
5 p.m. You've seen why housing is so costly in West Michigan. Now follow a mother who has finally got a place to call home. We highlight the resources and the work being done to help people like her affordable housing.
6 p.m. One of the barriers to getting a place to call home are high application fees. When you don't have much, these high fees just to apply for housing can cripple you. What can be done to make it easier to find a place to call home?
5 p.m. We're going live from the United Way to show many of the ways you can help people with no place to call home.
6 p.m. When you think homeless, you think welfare. There's a government program to help but it's getting almost no use because it takes so much work to get, and the money isn't enough to cover the high cost of even basic housing.
11 p.m. The struggle to giving teen boys a place to call home. One woman is pushing the city of Holland to let her create a safe haven to provide help but is facing many roadblocks.
6 p.m. A fun and easy way you and your coworkers can help make a difference in a child's life.
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