(WXYZ) — Communities have been facing several challenges including the threats of eviction and food insecurity.
Lighthouse, an organization in the Pontiac area, is on a mission to lift the community and help eliminate poverty. Ryan Hertz, president and CEO of Lighthouse, joined us for the 7 UpFront segment.
Watch the full interview in the video player above.
“During the pandemic, we saw a large influx in need for emergency shelter. We quadrupled our emergency shelter program capacity at Lighthouse utilizing a hoteling model,” Hertz said. “And during that time, we converted one of our apartment buildings one unit at a time from a transitional to an emergency shelter program for families during this period.”
More information on Lighthouse can be found on its website.