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housing crisis

From rental application to restraining order, Part 2

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 10-25-2019 under OPINION

In early September, Jaylynne Yancy filled out a rental application for a unit belonging to United Properties. After a series of negative reviews, public responses, and social media posts described in part one of this article, employees at United...

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From rental application to restraining order, Part 1

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 10-25-2019 under OPINION

In early September, Jaylynne Yancy completed a rental application for a unit belonging to United Properties.  She paid the application fee, but was turned down, based on an eviction on her record that had already been cleared with a bankruptcy...

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Amplify GR meeting: What does community ownership look like?

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 07-28-2017 under OPINION

On July 27, 2017 I along with approximately 80 residents from the Southeast side and surrounding areas attended the Amplify GR Community Listening meeting at Living Word Church, 1534 Kalamazoo SE. A non-profit funded by the Doug and Maria DeVos...

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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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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Chanae Jackson

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 03-24-2017 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Homes for All met last Friday night at Baxter Community Center to talk about the housing crisis and gentrification in Grand Rapids. In this meeting, residents had an opportunity to join the Tenant Union, brainstorm ideas about...

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Joyce Daniels

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Homes for All met last Friday night at Baxter Community Center to talk about the housing crisis and gentrification in Grand Rapids. In this meeting, residents had an opportunity to join the Tenant Union, brainstorm ideas about...

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Mel Trotter Ministries opens Youth House to help young men move out of homelessness

by (Mel Trotter Min...)

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mel Trotter Ministries announced the opening of a non-time limited supportive housing unit for young men, ages 18-24, who are experiencing homelessness. The MTM Youth House was established to provide additional housing opportunities for the growing...

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Karla Monterusso

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 03-22-2017 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Homes for All met last Friday night at Baxter Community Center to talk about the housing crisis and gentrification in Grand Rapids. In this meeting, residents had an opportunity to join the Tenant Union, brainstorm ideas about...

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Carla Dentmond

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Homes for All met last Friday night at Baxter Community Center to talk about the housing crisis and gentrification in Grand Rapids. In this meeting, residents had an opportunity to join the Tenant Union, brainstorm ideas about...

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Minnie Dentmond

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 03-20-2017 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Homes for All met last Friday night at Baxter Community Center to talk about the housing crisis and gentrification in Grand Rapids. In this meeting, residents had an opportunity to join the Tenant Union, brainstorm ideas about housing...

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