Affordable Housing

Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 16

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids creates Affordable Housing Fund The Grand Rapids City Commission established an Affordable Housing Fund on Tuesday, aiming to address racial and ethnic disparities in housing in Grand Rapids. The fund was six years in the making...

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Community Land Trusts: An Avenue to Wealth Building, More Equitable Housing

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-18-2021 under NONPROFITS

“Becoming a homeowner is a way to build equity as an asset that can increase a person’s wealth. The added benefit is the investment provides an established place to live,” says Tammy Karas, the Branch Officer of the United Bank...

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Community updates: Thursday, May 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-20-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders approve 2022 budget Grand Rapids city commissioners approved a $546 million city budget for 2021-2022 on Thursday, maintaining current service levels and aiding in economic recovery. Presented by the City of Grand Rapids as a...

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Empowering Home Ownership through Community Land Trusts

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-10-2020 under NONPROFITS

“How do we make housing affordable and keep housing affordable over time?” asks Mary Ayers of Habitat for Humanity Michigan. This season, Dwelling Place staff and board members are thrilled to announce the formation of the Dwelling Place...

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Voter Turnout is a Team Effort

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

“We don’t necessarily have to agree or like what’s happening, but it’s very important for us to have our voices heard and that’s the only way change can happen, it’s not going to happen if we just stay home...

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Together We Are Safe questions AmplifyGR's commitment to true community ownership

by (Together We Are Safe)

Submitted 03-04-2020 under OPINION

City planning has the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.  Jane Jacobs, 1960s activist against gentrification We at Together We Are Safe recognize that we are currently...

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City commission candidates address affordable housing in forum

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 07-17-2019 under NEWS

More than 60 people attended a City Commission candidate forum on affordable housing July 11 at the main library, hosted by the grassroots advocacy group Grand Rapids Homes for All. Participating were candidates Allison Lutz (1st ward), 2nd ward...

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Quotes from children every adult should hear

by (Jeffrey Clayton King)

Submitted 01-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

“When I grow up I’m going to always have a car, that way I will always have a place to live.” Tori, age 7. “Can I live at the shelter with you forever, this is the best place I’ve ever been.” Brody, age 10....

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Welcome Home: An Event to Support Veterans

by (habitatkent)

Submitted 10-20-2016 under

Celebrate this Veteran’s Day by hearing from Veterans about what it means to be welcomed home. Join us to learn more about Habitat Kent's Veteran Program and learn how we can partner together to truly welcome home our Veterans. Click here...

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3:11 Youth Housing helps youth experiencing homelessness through housing first, positive youth development

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, 3:11 Youth Housing’s Kayla Morgan and Lauren VanKeulen discuss their work to develop safe, affordable housing for youth experiencing homelessness, the impact of homelessness on...

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