Chaos at Cobo Center: 35,000 line up for housing help in Detroit

Thousands of Detroit residents lined-up to get an application for federal stimulus money designed to help them avoid home foreclosure, “rebound from homelessness,” or pay utility bills. Some passed out from exhaustion, others gave up.

What I find most interesting is this:

People lining up at the Cobo Center represented all education and socio-economic levels. For example, Racquel Sawyers, 35, is an engineer. She worked for General Motors and Chrysler before being laid-off. After seeing the huge crowds at Cobo, she went home. Sawyers told the Detroit Free Press,”I’m just trying to do what I can right now.”

It reminds me of the saying: “Most Americans are two paychecks away from being homeless.”

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