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Displaying items tagged: Samaritas

Thursday, 03 November 2022 19:27

Ottawa, Kent counties aim to maximize ARPA with housing revolving loan funds

Ottawa and Kent counties are both considering using federal stimulus money to create revolving loan funds to make a dent in the region’s housing shortage by providing financing continuity instead of funding individual projects.

Tuesday, 07 June 2022 14:46

Kent County names first coordinator of immigrant, refugee Welcome Plan

Kent County has appointed Hollin De La Cruz as its welcome plan coordinator, a newly created position to oversee the county’s formal efforts to welcome immigrants and refugees.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 05 June 2022 18:00

Foster parents face significant barriers to work-child care balance

Lena Scoby considered her inability to have biological children as a sign to take her call to motherhood in a new direction. She accepted her first foster care placement, a young girl named Summer, in 2018. At the time, Scoby was single and working full time. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 11 October 2020 17:30

Experts warn of rising mental health indicators — and how to treat them

Many of us have had that awkward Zoom moment.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 04 October 2020 16:44

West Michigan projects get $1.9M in affordable housing funding

Two West Michigan affordable housing projects have secured $1.9 million in a recent funding round from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

Sunday, 08 December 2019 11:29

West Michigan sees continued demand to build senior housing

Senior housing development has been booming across West Michigan and nationwide as the population ages and more people need help as they get older. 


Sunday, 21 July 2019 19:03

$2 BILLION OPPORTUNITY: Report outlines income growth for Grand Rapids’ immigrant community

GRAND RAPIDS — The economic power of  Grand Rapids’ immigrant community grew by more than $100 million in just one year.

Published in Nonprofits
Friday, 28 September 2018 19:50

Report: Immigrants contribute $3.3 billion to Kent County economy

Immigrants now living in Kent County are making a significant impact on the local economy.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 01 October 2017 17:25

Opioid abuse hampers employers’ efforts to fill job openings

PORTAGE — Staffing firm OnStaff USA is struggling to find applicants for the 400 open jobs it has available right now in Southwestern Michigan.

Published in Economic Development