In the vibrant city of Detroit, the intertwined issues of affordable housing and homelessness form a complex tapestry that weaves through the lives of its residents. The struggle to secure safe and affordable housing has become a pressing concern for many individuals and families, while homelessness threatens to erode the stability and well-being of those already struggling to make ends meet.  

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For Tonya Hogan, that stability crumbled after losing her husband to COVID-19. Without him, Hogan found herself homeless, experiencing the challenges of trying to find quality housing again. Sitting down with BridgeDetroit and Detroit Free Press reporter Nushrat Rahman, Hogan delves into the intricate connection between affordable housing and homelessness in Detroit, shedding light on the challenges faced by its residents as they navigate these profound hardships. 

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Plus, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries CEO Dr. Chad Audi talks about the increased number of families seeking shelter, and David Bowser from the City of Detroit shares a few programs the city offers to help individuals and families experiencing housing emergencies. 

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