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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Government Shutdown: Q&A with Legal Aid's Karen Tjapkes

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-25-2019 under NONPROFITS

With the partial government shutdown now in its second month, more and more people are feeling the strain. The impact goes beyond the 800,000 federal workers, including those at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, who missed their second paycheck...

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Dégagé Ministries helps returning citizens

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 12-11-2018 under NONPROFITS

“I was reintroduced to Christ.” Being dropped off in the Heartside Neighborhood after spending time in prison with only the clothes on your back is not exactly an easy way to begin a new chapter in your life. David says that he was...

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Finding apartment in midst of affordable housing crisis is not easy

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 12-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

“Now I have a place to call home.” Finding an apartment in the midst of an affordable housing crisis is not easy. It takes a lot of dedication not only from Dégagé staff, but also from those we serve. It involves pursuing every lead and...

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Residents make their voice heard at Housing NOW! listening sessions

by (wmcat)

Submitted 08-21-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Last week, Public Agency at West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) hosted a series of community listening sessions to gather community feedback on four amendments within the Housing NOW! recommendations. Sessions were hosted at The Other...

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Former Commissioner White withdraws from appointment consideration at City Commission meeting

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-14-2018 under NEWS

Tuesday night's lengthy City Commission meeting was a packed house. Some of the biggest news came at the end of the night when Mayor Rosalynn Bliss announced former Third Ward Commissioner James White was withdrawing his name from consideration...

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NPO Showcase sits down with Habitat for Humanity

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-16-2018 under NONPROFITS

NPO showcase sits down with Executive Director BriAnne McKee to discuss Habitat for Humanity of Kent County and the future projects that the organization has planned. Habitat's mission is to bring the community together to build homes and...

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