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Tami VandenBerg

Meet Civic Investor Tami VandenBerg: Passionate advocate for access to housing

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 04-14-2017 under VOICES

Tami VandenBerg is co-owner of the Meanwhile and Pyramid Scheme and part-time director of Well House. Well House is a nonprofit that provides low-cost rooms for rent and places a priority on people that cannot access other housing for people that...

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Catalyst Radio: Well House 19:1 fundraiser goes through end of year, plus concert Jan. 16

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-20-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The ‘housing first’ organization Well House is in the midst of a campaign called 19:1, bringing attention to the housing disparity in Kent...

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Fenced off abutment doesn't solve anything, says local homeless advocate

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under NEWS

Where are those people now? That’s the question some in the community are asking after the decision was made to fence off the Wealthy Street bridge abutment that was being used by homeless residents for shelter. According to the Well House...

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Catalyst Radio: Well House removing barriers for providing housing

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-21-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The southeast side housing first organizations Well House has been undergoing a multitude of changes since coming under new leadership with the first of...

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Meals on wheels: Grand Rapids' newest taco truck arrives Uptown

by (George)

Submitted 11-02-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids’ newest food truck is officially open for business and cruisin’ the city streets. Well, one street at least. What the Truck made its grand debut last Monday, setting up outside of The Meanwhile Bar, a neighborhood watering hole...

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World premiere of Lines: The Lived Experience of Race

by (lindsmcholme)

Submitted 09-30-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“The American Dream is not for everyone,” chanted cast members at the Wednesday night dry run of Lines: The Lived Experience of Race. “This is not a country that people can pull themselves up by their bootstraps,” the cast continued. Over the past...

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Foundation set for the Pyramid Scheme

by (Carolyn)

Submitted 07-22-2010 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Planning Commission voted today to approve a special land use permit for the Pyramid Scheme, a proposed neighborhood bar and music venue at 68 Commerce Ave SW in downtown Grand Rapids. Behind the scheme are Jeff and Tami VandenBerg...

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GRIID Spring Classes

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 03-19-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

For the last several years, GRIID (Grand Rapids Institute For Information and Democracy) has been one of the only organizations in Grand Rapids attempting to do any kind of local media monitoring or present news from a radical perspective. They...

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