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Displaying items by tag: Kent County Land Bank Authority

Monday, 31 August 2020 16:16

Housing nonprofits able to purchase, develop affordable housing on vacant GR properties

GRAND RAPIDS — Nonprofit housing organizations will now have the ability to purchase and redevelop up to 60 different foreclosed properties for affordable housing projects.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:28

Kent County Land Bank purges properties; Grand Rapids to work with state land bank

GRAND RAPIDS — Ahead of the impending dissolution of the Kent County Land Bank Authority, the city of Grand Rapids and the Michigan Land Bank are working to form a partnership to allow the local agency’s services to continue under the state banner.

Sunday, 06 January 2019 21:10

Closing of Kent County Land Bank presents unknowns for nonprofit developers

Executives at nonprofit development organizations think the dissolution of the Kent County Land Bank Authority will affect their operations, even if some of the specific effects will remain unknown until the agency is officially closed.


Thursday, 20 December 2018 14:21

Kent County commissioners vote to dissolve Land Bank

GRAND RAPIDS — To the disappointment of executives and several nonprofits present, the Kent County Board of Commissioners voted today to dissolve the Kent County Land Bank Authority.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:53

Kent County commissioners consider dissolving Land Bank

The Kent County Board of Commissioners is considering dissolving its agreement with the Kent County Land Bank Authority.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 29 July 2018 19:37

Grand Rapids shifts to working with nonprofits for tax foreclosed properties

GRAND RAPIDS — A change in policy implemented earlier this month by the City of Grand Rapids could boost inventory for affordable housing organizations.

Published in Economic Development

Saturday, 07 July 2018 13:38

Kent County Land Bank pivots to meet growing demand for modular housing

GRAND RAPIDS — Advocates looking to alleviate the city’s affordable housing issues increasingly are turning to modular, pre-manufactured housing as one option. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:00

GR nonprofit housing group in talks to acquire 177-property portfolio

GRAND RAPIDS — A local nonprofit real estate developer is in talks to acquire a large West and Mid-Michigan residential property portfolio from its current out-of-state owners, MiBiz has learned. 

Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:20

Kent County Land Bank balances inventory and affordable housing pressures

As executive director of the Kent County Land Bank Authority, David Allen thinks his organization contributes to more affordable housing options in the greater Grand Rapids area.