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Why We Are Here

The Center for Homeless Research exists to make the homeless aid market in Grand Rapids, Michigan more efficient, effective, and transparent through market analysis and research. We do this in a few specific ways: 1) Help organizations focused on homelessness anticipate demand for their services. 2) Encourage partnerships between organizations focused on homelessness. 3) Identify homeless aid categories where the supply exceeds demand. 4) Identify demographics that are being under served in specific aid categories. Put simply, our mission is to help organizations focused on homelessness become more efficient and effective.


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