Affordable Housing

Community Updates: Friday, September 9

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-09-2022 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum to Host Cultural Heritage Festival and Anishinaabe Culture Day in October The Grand Rapids Public Museum has announced that, on October 15, the annual Cultural Heritage Festival will be taking place at its...

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Community Updates: Friday, Apr. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-01-2022 under NEWS

More funds for infrastructure are coming to Grand Rapids Michigan lawmakers recently announced their approval of a $4.7 billion statewide infrastructure package, known as the Building Michigan Together Plan. SB 565 and HB 5525 will appropriate...

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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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Donors and Partners Help Feed West Michigan

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 02-07-2022 under NONPROFITS

Over the past year Guiding Light has seen an increased need for food donations in the West Michigan community. Food Services Director Allen Holt has taken the lead in acquiring more donor sources and as a result we have seen a huge increase in the...

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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: Thursday, May 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-20-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders approve 2022 budget Grand Rapids city commissioners approved a $546 million city budget for 2021-2022 on Thursday, maintaining current service levels and aiding in economic recovery. Presented by the City of Grand Rapids as a...

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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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Voter Turnout is a Team Effort

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

“We don’t necessarily have to agree or like what’s happening, but it’s very important for us to have our voices heard and that’s the only way change can happen, it’s not going to happen if we just stay home...

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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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