"The state and federal government have slowly been divesting from groups like GLHC and without a strong board and executive director driven fundraising system, many are shutting down throughout the state.This is a problem that has been years in the making." Lansing City Pulse.
The story: the planned closing of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, a 29-year old institution that has provided housing options for those who would otherwise be homeless. The situation, as noted, is not enough funds to keep going and not enough history to catch-up. It's the "not enough history to catch-up" that is the root of this story. It's not about malfeasance or bad programming. No, the organization programmatically has been doing its job. But as the board looks into the future, shedding programs and closing-up shop is the only prudent action for this board to pursue.
The possible "good" news is there is a board that understands its limitations and recognizes what steps it must take.