What's Goin' On!

New Dwelling Place Property

For the first time, Dwelling Place will be breaking ground in Muskegon Heights, Michigan. The former Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School is the site of an adaptive reuse project in which the school will be converted to a 50-unit affordable housing community. The project is set to break ground in the spring of this year and will be seeking Silver LEED Certification. The property will consist of permanent supportive housing for homeless and special needs and affordable housing. Dwelling Place is excited to branch out into a new community and further its neighborhood revitalization efforts. .

Art.Downtown 2016

Avenue for the Arts hosted its annual Art.Downtown last Saturday April 9, 2016 and it was a major success. With local artists featured at more than 40 different locations around the downtown and surrounding area, the city was booming with people from 12:00-9:00pm. Artists of every genera filled the streets, stores, restaurants, and other venues, inviting any and everyone to experience their showcased pieces, free of charge. Multiple trolleys ran around town taking visitors to the next venue.

Seeking Full-Time Assistant Property Managers for Grand Rapids & Rockford Offices

We are hiring two full time assistant property managers. One at our Rockford location and the other downtown Grand Rapids We are looking for a candidate with strong communication/customer service, computer, multi-tasking and organizational/office skills. Rural housing rental assistance experience is beneficial. $12.75-14.00/hour plus benefit package.

Iyengar Yoga Center of Grand Rapids

Dwelling Place proudly welcomes a new commercial tenant to the Herkimer Building and the Avenue For The Arts Family. Iyengar Yoga Center of Grand Rapids, own and ran by Jennifer Beaumont, has moved into 327 South Division. Jennfier first started practicing yoga in 1999 and in 2006 became the first teacher in West Michigan certified by Iyengar Yoga National Association of The United States. For more information on the studio check out their website 

Artist Live/Work Spaces

Dwelling Place proudly supports the local artist community here in Grand Rapids. Not only with Avenue for the Arts, which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary, but also with its almost 40 artist live/work spaces located along the South Division Corridor.  This Rapid Growth article takes a look at how and why artist live/work spaces came to be and the impact they have on the communities they are in.

CEO Denny Sturtevant Provided His Expertise in a Michigan Radio:A State of Opportunity Special

In this Michigan Radio: A State of Opportunity Special, Dwelling Place's own Denny Sturtevant provided his expertise to Amelia Zak and Ryan Grimes as they explored what affordable housing is now, here in Michigan, and how it could grow and improve in the future. Some of the topics discussed in the segment were challenges both residents and developers of affordable housing face, models that are currently being implemented, inclusionary practices, and more. 

Check out the audio interview here: 

Proud NeighborWorks America Affiliate

Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids Nonprofit Housing Corporation is proud to announce its affiliation with NeighborWorks America. NeighborWorks is a national intermediary organization for community development that helps to build strong, resilient communities by providing people with opportunities to live in safe, healthy and affordable housing, whether they own or rent.

Grand Rapids: A City in Change

Grand Rapids have seen significant change over the past 10-15 years and there are no plans for this to end any time soon. Avenue for the Arts and Dwelling Place have been instrumental in changing the face and perception of Downtown's South Division Corridor. Dwelling Place, along with many other organizations have plans in the works to continue to morph and beautify this ever growing city. Read more about significant plans for change in this Rapid Growth Media article by Anna Zentmeyer.