What's Goin' On!

Roosevelt Apartments Now Accepting Applications

Roosevelt Apartments in Muskegon Heights is now accepting applications for apartments that will be available in July/August 2017. There will be two types of housing available at Roosevelt Apartments. 25 apartments are Permanent Supportive Housing where the rent will be based on 30% of the household income. These apartments have no minimum income limit but applicants must not exceed the 30% area median income limit to be eligible. The other 25 apartments are Affordable Housing. To be eligible, applicants must be within the minimum and maximum income limits.

Local News Features Construction of Roosevelt Apartments in Muskegon Heights

Dwelling Place is underway on construction breathing new life into the historic Roosevelt Elementary School in Muskegon Heights. The new Roosevelt Apartments, which include the old Roosevelt Elementary School and a newly constructed building, will bring 52 low-income apartments to the area. The property will also create several jobs and looks to invest in the  local community through gardening and landscaping initiatives. The project is slated for completion in August 2017.

Donating to Dwelling Place

We are so grateful for the kindness of our community. However, we are not able to utilize all items that are offered to us!

Below is a list of items that we can accept:

· Complete “Welcome Baskets” for new residents. Baskets consist of new sheets, towels, dishes, pots and pans, toiletries and cleaning supplies in a laundry basket. These welcome baskets are a warm way to welcome residents to their new homes, many of whom are leaving homelessness and do not have these necessities.

Rockin' Rooftops Success!

Dwelling Place's annual fundraiser, Rockin' Rooftops, took place Thursday September 15, 2016. Friends, supporters, sponsors, board members and staff came out to The Kent County Club in support of Dwelling Places's continued efforts over the past 35 years. Attendees danced the night away to 60's and 70's inspired music, while enjoying food and candy brought back from the era. On top of all the fun, Dwelling Place was able to raise over $95,000 to support  community development and resident engagement and support services.

NeighborWorks Learning Institute

This month four of our Dwelling Place staff persons attended the national NeighborWorks conference in Detroit Michigan. Joining over 1,800 Community Development staff members from across the country, our staff attended classes on Neighborhood Revitalization, Asset Management, Community Building and Engagement. Connecting with community leaders from across the country we are excited to see what great ideas they implement in our communities.

Strengthening Support Services

CEO Denny Sturtevant accepts a $10,000 gift from Spectrum Health Healthier Communities to support housing assistance. Dwelling Place will look to strengthen support services initiatives - programs designed to offer tools for residents to gain life-long self-sufficiency. Programs under the support services umbrella include Cooking Class for Better Health, Personal Money Management and Community Gardening. Dwelling Place thanks Spectrum Health for recognizing efforts in the areas of access to health care, healthier families and connecting to community resources.

Grand Rapids has got "Yoga Fever"

Dwelling Place's commercial tenet Yoga Fever is creating quite a stir in both the Grand Rapids Yoga community and the Wealthy Street district, where it resides. At 1154 Wealthy Street SE you will find a polished inviting space that eludes relaxation and a sense of calm the moment you enter the door. This is exactly the vibe owner Shannon Austin wanted to create when establishing her Yoga Studio in 2015.