housing

Citizens' concerns remain over housing crisis, racial disparities at commission meeting

by (Russell Olmsted)

Submitted 06-08-2017 under NEWS

For 2017, the City of Grand Rapids planned three Commission meetings to be held out in the community rather than the usual commission chambers housed on the ninth floor of city hall. Tuesday marked the second of these neighborhood hosted meetings...

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Outcry over police stop, housing funds packs City Commission

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-12-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. was packed to overflowing with people sitting in the aisles, standing in the corners and spilling out into the hallway. Concerns over cuts to housing funding and a recent...

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'Without Dégagé, I would have been lost'

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Two years ago, Chuck found his way through Dégagé’s doors to take part in our voucher program. He says, “I came in here to do some chores to earn vouchers so that I would have something to eat.” As Chuck began to frequent Dégagé...

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New web show holds first live taping event

by (MixedReviewsGR)

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NEWS

The new web show Mixed Reviews Grand Rapids will tape its next episode, about gentrification in Grand Rapids, in front of a live audience this Thursday. After the initial conversation between the two guests, the audience will be invited to interact...

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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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Homeownership dream evaporates in changing neighborhood

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 12-22-2016 under NEWS

“I’m watching strangers go in and out of my home,” said Yvonne Johnson, looking out the window. While we talked at a neighbor's house, Johnson’s home was filled with realtors and prospective buyers, there for a typical...

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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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3:11 Youth Housing to triple capacity

by (311youthhousing)

Submitted 07-12-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

3:11 Youth Housing is adding two new houses this fall, tripling their capacity to support youth experiencing homelessness in Kent County. 3:11 Youth Housing, a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit, is dedicated to serving youth ages 18-24 who are...

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Citizens' housing, income, equity concerns become focus of Grand Rapids' second neighborhood summit

by (StacyStout)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Listening to the voices of the community and the neighbors themselves was a key theme of the 2016 Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit. More than 350 people attended the Friday, March 11 event at GRPS University. If Grand Rapids is to increase...

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Ten least expensive houses sold in 2015 in Kent County

by (pete)

Submitted 01-13-2016 under OPINION

In response to Mlive's Ten Most Expensive Homes in 2015 Sold in Kent County, which was called "Disgusting Wealth Porn" among other things in the comments section, we've come to the table with a list of the Ten Least Expensive Homes...

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