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Old motels, campsites and shelters fill housing void in northwest Michigan

Old motels, campsites and shelters fill housing void in northwest Michigan

December 16, 2019 | Anna Clark

Even middle-income workers are now priced out of safe, affordable homes in Michigan’s resort region. Housing stock has declined for all but the affluent, leaving high school students to fill the construction breach.

Think your house is hard to unload? Try selling a prison.

Think your house is hard to unload? Try selling a prison.

November 12, 2019 | Anna Clark

Prison closings can decimate towns that depend on the jobs. With 24 Michigan prisons and camps shuttered in the past 15 years, state and local officials are trying to think smarter about what’s next.