community development

Demystifying Permanent Supportive Housing

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 06-14-2023 under NONPROFITS

Dwelling Place’s promise to the community is to provide housing for all. However, meeting the community’s housing needs isn’t just about building more apartments and homes. While affordable housing is part of the solution,...

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Taming the "Green Booger"

by (tylerwnickerson)

Submitted 11-02-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The story of a problem property on an otherwise peaceful block has been told time and time again. The house that has loud parties, drug activities, and “riff-raff” as my dad used to say, plague the rest of neighbors. One strategy that...

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Sometimes, it’s Block by Block: A Thriving Community on Warren SE

by (tylerwnickerson)

Submitted 10-05-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Thriving blocks make an attractive neighborhood. Thus far, House by House has primarily covered, well... individual homes. We’re expanding that dialogue in this post by recognizing that while a house can change a block, a block can also change a...

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“The Other Way” hosts A Westown Adventure

by (The Other Way)

Submitted 03-31-2010 under NONPROFITS

 Save the date: May 16th is your opportunity to explore this time-honored community ministry Written by Matthew Nickels (mnickels5)   A collection of plastic bags hangs from the door-handle outside the offices of “The Other Way”...

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As Important As Downtown

by (LISC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 10-06-2009 under NONPROFITS

Potential translates into numbers now available from an online decision-support tool. The Outer Space Grand Rapids website ( profiles areas of the city outside of downtown in order for neighborhood stakeholders to make...

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Lighthouse Communities Announces Fall 2009 Southtown Matching Fund

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 09-30-2009 under NONPROFITS

  Lighthouse Communities, Inc. is announcing the Fall 2009 round of the Southtown Matching Fund (SMF), opening October 15 and closing November 2. The Southtown Matching Fund is a competitive grant pool that supports community organizing...

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