The Rapidian

housing

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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Preventing displacement in Heartside

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 01-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

On December 29, an article entitled “Local urban sociology professor explains concerns about Heartside, gentrification” appeared in The Rapidian that requires a response. The article suggests that development in the Heartside...

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West Side home prices: Blowing up or recovering?

by (pete)

Submitted 12-16-2015 under OPINION

Everyone agrees, 2015 was a crazy year for real estate in West Michigan. Why, to what extent, and how that affects our market are questions that are less processed and understood. Here, I’ll share some analysis and interpretation, to add...

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Just out of reach: Housing prices climb on Grand Rapids' Westside

by (Andrew Sisson)

Submitted 12-08-2015 under OPINION

Nestled in Grand Rapids' lower Westside neighborhood of John Ball Park lies a nearly 13-acre haven, a reprieve for people like myself who had not previously thought of living in the city, let alone falling in love with it and wanting to raise my...

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Affordable housing workshop to tackle development issues in Grand Rapids

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 11-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

In March 2015, the City hosted its first annual Strong Neighborhoods, Strong Cities Neighborhood Summit. Over 350 community leaders, organizers and citizens gathered to join in the conversation about how to strengthen Grand Rapids neighborhoods. At...

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Building revitalization projects proposed for Wealthy Street

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Proposals were brought to the January East Hills Council of Neighbors meeting, with a butcher shop and mixed-use development aim to revitalize the lots at 1106 and 1059 Wealthy Street SE. Matt Smith, future owner of Louise Earl Butcher, is currently...

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