[Hpn] Sppecial Needs Housing in PONTIAC, MI

H. C. Covington icanamerica@msn.com
Thu, 08 Feb 2001 05:58:04 -0500

Dear Tom and HPN Family:

I posted the New Passages item BECAUSE of the raid in the same city on Grace
Centers of Hope homeless shelter.  I wonder if one knows about the other?  Or
if they could work together and add to the voice of the need in Pontiac,
MI...... any ideas?


Pontiac, MI- Housing Plus, a subsidiary of New Passages, has received three
award letters from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
to purchase and rehabilitate eight homes in Oakland County and four in
Genesee County.  Four homes will be located within the city of Pontiac.
The three awards are for a total of $841,910 and also provide support
services to the people with mental illness who will occupy the homes

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) _ Occupants of a Pontiac homeless shelter
are suing the city and its police department for depriving them of
their constitutional rights during a raid last month.

The suit accuses Pontiac Police of using excessive force and
arresting people who had committed no crime when the Grace Centers
of Hope was raided Jan. 23. It also accuses an officer of
handcuffing a 6-year-old.