New complex will offer permanent supportive housing to Detroiters

Posted at 12:41 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 12:41:23-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — New permanent supportive housing will offer services to Detroiters and help break the cycle of homelessness.

Mayor Mike Duggan and the Neighborhood Service Organization unveiled the Clay Apartments, which will be a part of the city's new Healthy Housing Complex.

Residents will begin moving in within the next few weeks and will be provided permanent housing and additional services.

Supportive services include linkages to primary care and behavioral health care, substance abuse treatment, workforce placement and readiness training and restorative services.

The building is comprised of 42 fully furnished one-bedroom apartments for single adults, while its first floor houses on-site staff who will support residents.

"This incredible new facility is an example of our strategy to help more people stay out of homelessness, as opposed to just providing temporary overnight shelter," Mayor Mike Duggan said. "Thanks to the NSO, residents here will have access to their own private apartment and a range of support services that will help them on their new path in life."

The building is the first piece of a two-phase, $20 million campus dedicated to promoting health equity and improving outcomes and well-being for those experiencing homelessness.