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Detroit opened its first warming center in the 1980s. It’s the temporary fix that never went away

A recent report from the city’s Housing and Revitalization Department found people are having a harder time obtaining beds at shelters. Those who do manage to secure beds report overcrowding and violence in the shelters and say that there aren’t sufficient services for women, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ people. The length of time people stay in shelters has doubled in the last eight years. The city’s report recommends resources go to helping people obtain permanent housing.