The Rapidian

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Finding apartment in midst of affordable housing crisis is not easy

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 12-04-2018 under NONPROFITS

“Now I have a place to call home.” Finding an apartment in the midst of an affordable housing crisis is not easy. It takes a lot of dedication not only from Dégagé staff, but also from those we serve. It involves pursuing every lead and...

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Residents make their voice heard at Housing NOW! listening sessions

by (wmcat)

Submitted 08-21-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Last week, Public Agency at West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) hosted a series of community listening sessions to gather community feedback on four amendments within the Housing NOW! recommendations. Sessions were hosted at The Other...

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Business usurps public purpose in Residential Rental Application Fee Ordinance

by (Lyonel LaGrone II)

Submitted 06-11-2018 under OPINION

If you are a resident of Grand Rapids working hard to make ends meet and you feel like the system is rigged against you, you need not look any further than the current draft of the Residential Rental Application Fee Ordinance to validate your...

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Residents complain they have to ask for backyard chickens, firepits but developers could bypass public hearings

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-13-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Neighborhood associations along with concerned citizens throughout the City of Grand Rapids are worried that under the guise of creating more affordable housing, suggested changes to zoning ordinances could take neighbor's say out of the mix on...

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Hope Community meets housing needs of women, their children

by (Hope Community ...)

Submitted 07-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Hope Community is dedicated to meeting the housing needs of homeless women and their minor children. The program is administered by the Grand Rapids Housing Commission. Hope Community facilities include a service center thathouses offices for...

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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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Lowe's teams with Habitat Kent to help Roosevelt Park reach neighborhood goals

by (habitatkent)

Submitted 07-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County to contribute to the revitalization of the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood. Lowe’s awarded Habitat Kent a $70,000 grant to help reach the...

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Heritage Hill Home Tour

by (Heritage Hill A...)

Submitted 03-09-2016 under

The 47th Annual Heritage Hill Home Tour offers guided tours through 8 historic homes and 3 historic buildings with free shuttle buses between the tour sites. You can also walk the tour. Advance tickets are available for $15 at www.heritagehillweb....

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