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The ‘fake landlord’ scam destroys lives in Detroit. But culprits rarely face consequences.

June Walker sits outside her home. This article was published in partnership with NBC News DETROIT — The day she made the final payment on her house last spring, June Walker could barely contain her jubilation.  “I was running around the house, just thanking God,” said Walker, 65, who had scrimped and saved for more […]

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COVID funding to get Michigan’s homeless into rental housing has reached fewer than 100 families. What’s the problem?

Multiple people who currently don’t have a permanent home and have used Outlier’s text messaging information service have called local agencies and been turned down for assistance. Others were told there was no help available. COVID-19 rental relief dollars can be spent to help people who have become homeless or stayed unhoused because of the […]