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West Michigan housing organization may have to cut services as funding flatlines
GRAND RAPIDS — A West Michigan housing services and education nonprofit may have to cut back services this year as public funding support flatlines while costs and needs increase.
State, local leaders ‘lay the groundwork’ for statewide housing plan
GRAND RAPIDS — State and local housing leaders are beginning to collaborate on ways to accomplish goals established in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Statewide Housing Plan.
Grand Rapids area housing gap grew 59 percent during pandemic — and it’s projected to worsen
GRAND RAPIDS — A study released Monday shows the housing shortage in greater Grand Rapids soared during the pandemic as more young people moved to West Michigan amid sluggish new housing starts.
West Mich. housing organizations awarded $4.2M from state Missing Middle Housing Program
Four West Michigan housing nonprofits will receive $4.2 million in state grant funding to construct or upgrade 71 homes and rental units.
Housing, public safety top concerns for 3 incoming Grand Rapids city commissioners
GRAND RAPIDS — The three new members elected to the Grand Rapids City Commission on Nov. 8 each plan to make housing and public safety key priorities.
Housing experts lay out plan to encourage more infill housing across Michigan
Officials with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and Michigan Municipal League have announced plans to speed up new housing projects across the state by focusing on solutions for infill development.
Business owners, housing advocates call for $1.65B to meet affordable housing goals
A group of business owners and environmental and housing advocates are calling on the state to invest $1.65 billion in affordable, energy efficient homes as the Whitmer administration also pursues a statewide housing plan.
HUD announces $2.6B in continued, new funding for homeless housing programs
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced $2.6 billion in Continuum of Care funding for roughly 7,000 housing and service programs addressing homelessness across the country.
Fair Housing Center of West Michigan awarded federal housing discrimination funds ‘in the nick of time’
GRAND RAPIDS — The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan is one of 11 agencies in the country receiving federal funding to support housing discrimination victims who have been increasingly affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Senate advances bills backed by business, housing coalition
The Michigan Senate passed a package of bills today that would allow municipalities to award a range of tax incentives to developers for affordable housing projects.
Housing advocates oppose legislation that strips local authority over short-term rentals
Municipalities could lose a significant amount of their authority to regulate short-term rental properties under legislation that was approved Tuesday by a state House committee.
GVSU launches new downtown Grand Rapids housing for freshmen, transfer students
GRAND RAPIDS — Four new housing options located in downtown Grand Rapids will be available to first year and transfer Grand Valley State University students in the fall.