The biggest story I tackled in this month was about an apartment complex that had been condemned and abandoned by its owners and property management in Flint. Several residents went without heat, electricity or water for weeks at a time. Trash could be seen piled up next to the complex. It had stopped being collected by the city since summer of last year. For most of the month I visited the complex with Flint Journal reporter and best friend Zahra Ahmad. Our goal was to get to know the remaining residents and document the conditions in which they lived.
From there we met a family, The Hendersons, who still lived there. They decided to leave when violence, burglary and drug use began to take over the complex. They moved into the Shelter of Flint until they could find an affordable home in a safe area, something hard to come by in Flint. This is an unfortunate story of something that is common and continues to happen in Flint that leaves many individuals and families homeless. Read full story here.
Here are some other favorites from March!