Pope Francis Center in Detroit planning $19 million 40-unit development project for homeless

Project includes studio apartments, cafeteria, gymnasium and classrooms

The $19 million project would include studio apartments, a cafeteria, gymnasium, classrooms and a public health clinic.

DETROIT - The Pope Francis Center in Detroit is planning a 40-unit development to provide bridge housing for the homeless.

The $19 million project would include studio apartments, a cafeteria, gymnasium, classrooms and a public health clinic.

Residents would spend 90 to 120 days there before moving on to more permanent housing. Rezoning has been approved for the six-acre site on the city's eastside.

Sufficient funds need to be raised for the project which still is awaiting final approvals from the city.

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