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Displaying items by tag: Well House

Thursday, 22 September 2022 12:42

GR housing nonprofit steps into developer role to address low-income needs

GRAND RAPIDS — Well House is working to construct new housing units in addition to its existing 15 homes that are occupied by renters that were formerly homeless. 

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 13 September 2020 17:51

GR nonprofits seek land bank properties, state legislation to grow affordable housing stock

GRAND RAPIDS — Local housing nonprofits are beginning to vet dozens of vacant properties made available through the state’s Land Bank Authority in an effort to fill the city’s need for affordable housing.

Sunday, 13 September 2020 12:37

‘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.

Published in Nonprofits

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 05:00

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.  

Published in Nonprofits
Friday, 19 January 2018 11:44

VandenBerg to leave Well House executive director role in April

Tami VandenBerg has decided to step down from the role of executive director at Well House, a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit focused on ending homelessness, citing the current strength of the organization.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 07 January 2018 00:27

Grand Rapids takes ‘wait-and-see’ approach to allowing medical marijuana facilities

GRAND RAPIDS — While Grand Rapids residents voted more than five years ago to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, city officials are still taking a “wait and see” approach to allowing medical marijuana facilities.

Published in Breaking News


Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:31

Our LGBT Fund raises $520,000 to support services in West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS — The growth of a fund established three years ago by a same-sex couple from Grand Rapids proves there’s interest in addressing issues the LGBT community faces in West Michigan.

Published in Nonprofits
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.

Saturday, 15 April 2017 12:30

THE RISE OF AN EPIDEMIC: As death toll mounts, employers can stand as a line of defense in battling opioid addiction

Last year, Larry Zeiser answered a phone call that would forever change the way he perceived drug abuse in West Michigan.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 22 January 2017 10:55

Winners and finalists announced in 2017 MiBiz Best-Managed Nonprofits Awards

While for-profit businesses get the bulk of the credit for West Michigan’s economic success, the role that local nonprofits play in the community’s health, wealth and wellbeing often goes under-reported and unrecognized. 

Published in Nonprofits