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GR nonprofits to redevelop former industrial site with housing, offices, ‘tiny home’ community
GRAND RAPIDS — A pair of Grand Rapids nonprofits plan to redevelop a vacant furniture manufacturing building on the city’s south side into housing and office space and also construct an onsite tiny home community.
People in the news: April, 2022
Here is the MiBiz People in the news report for April 11, 2022
Mel Trotter Ministries raises $9.8 million so far in capital campaign
GRAND RAPIDS — Faith-based homeless shelter Mel Trotter Ministries has raised $9.8 million so far as part of a nearly $15 million capital campaign to upgrade and expand housing resources and bolster its workforce development program.
Mel Trotter’s recent mergers signal a coming shift in philanthropy
Mel Trotter Ministries’ acquisitions of two other Grand Rapids nonprofits in 2020 marked the start of a significant, long-term shift for the nonprofit that executives say will fundamentally change the organization.
Grand Rapids nonprofit considers housing development after recent property acquisition
GRAND RAPIDS — After acquiring two other Grand Rapids nonprofits over the last year, Mel Trotter Ministries is considering plans for a housing development after purchasing an abandoned property on the city’s south side.
Kids Count report highlights toll of COVID-19 pandemic on Michigan families
The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on children and families who are struggling to meet basic needs while stretching nonprofits that provide essential services around food, shelter and mental health, according to a new report.
‘Well-intentioned’ eviction moratoriums will likely cause homelessness bottleneck, nonprofit leaders say
Housing nonprofit leaders say the temporary halting of residential evictions issued recently by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a positive short-term move, but could cause a large wave of evictions at the end of the year.
Federal stimulus funding available as nonprofits face unique business challenges
As the economic effects of the coronavirus deepen, the nonprofit sector faces unique organizational and financial challenges as it seeks relief and recovery.
Shelters face fundraising challenges but stay open, step up safety precautions
While most Americans can self-quarantine against the coronavirus from the comforts of home, the area’s homeless population and domestic violence victims rely on shelters to keep them safe. Many guests and clients have complex needs, compromised immune systems, and chronic mental or physical health issues, making essential services even more critical.
Arts and nonprofit organizations close, reschedule events in wake of coronavirus crisis
During a time when people may need some escapism and laughs the most, the stage is silent. The music has stopped. The curtain has dropped.
More West Michigan nonprofits consolidate to drive efficiencies
A flood of mergers has hit the West Michigan nonprofit sector in recent months and the trend is expected to continue as more organizations of all sizes seek efficiencies through consolidation.
Heartside Ministry, Mel Trotter Ministries announce merger
GRAND RAPIDS — Heartside Ministry and Mel Trotter Ministries, two nonprofits with missions concerning housing and homelessness, formally merged as of Jan. 1.
A ‘healthy’ market: Brokers reflect on West Michigan commercial real estate deals in 2017
While inventory remains constrained, the value of commercial real estate transactions continues to gather momentum in West Michigan.