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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be Joined by Kate Berens, Deputy City Manager

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-03-2022 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, November 7, Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will be in the GRTV studio for the November episode of City Connection. Mayor Bliss will be joined by Kate Berens, the Deputy City Manager. Starla McDermott, the Executive Director of...

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Community Updates: Friday, July 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-01-2022 under NEWS

Together West Michigan Rallies the City for Change On Thursday, June 30, hundreds of people marched to, and gathered within, Westminster Presbyterian Church -- hoping to bring significant change to Grand Rapids and amplify the community's voice. The...

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Driving Neighborhood Change via "Building Leaders, Building Communities"

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 03-28-2022 under NONPROFITS

“We need leaders everywhere; residents are positioned to make the decisions that impact their lives,” shares Jeremy DeRoo, a longtime student of resident leadership. This month, several Roosevelt Park neighborhood leaders are...

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34th Annual Fair Housing Workshop Series: Fair Housing Momentum

by (FHCWM)

Submitted 03-18-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan (FHCWM), a private, non-profit fair housing organization committed to preventing and eliminating housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity through education, outreach, research, advocacy...

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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: Friday, Feb. 12

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-12-2021 under NEWS

Mayor Bliss to deliver virtual State of the City address on Feb. 16 Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will deliver her annual State of the City address on Feb. 16, in digital form for the first time. The mayor’s address will look back on the...

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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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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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32nd Annual Fair Housing Luncheon & Workshop Series

by (FHCWM)

Submitted 03-25-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan (FHCWM), a private, non-profit fair housing organization committed to preventing and eliminating housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity through education, outreach, research, advocacy...

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