What's Goin' On!

Roosevelt Apartments open in Muskegon Heights

With 200 community members, residents, Dwelling Place staff and board members, supporters, and project partners; the Harvest Party to open the Roosevelt Apartments proved to be a success. We are proud of everyone involved and thankful for those who attended to celebrate with us. Highlights of the night include stories from community members who had attended Roosevelt Elementary School and even a few who taught at the school. 

Plaza Roosevelt: A Community Collaboration

Dwelling Place participated in a press conference on Friday, August 30, announcing the site plan for Plaza Roosevelt. A collaboration between Habitat for Humanity, Dwelling Place, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Mercy Health, the Hispanic Center of West Michigan, Ferris State University, and the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association, Plaza Roosevelt is a neighbor-driven development initiative along Grandville Avenue and Franklin Street in Grand Rapids.

Volunteers Support Westside Community

On May 19, employees from BDO Grand Rapids joined Dwelling Place Community Gardner, Nicole and Bridge Street Place residents to clean up gardens and prepare for updated plants and landscaping. Participants voluntarily acknowledged their inexperience with landscaping and gardening, but they jumped in head-first making fast work of removing old plants, pruning roses and weeding large garden areas. Upon greeting the volunteers, a Bridge Street resident shared her gratitude with the group declaring "I can't tell you how much it means to us that you are

Meet The Newest member of the Dwelling Place Board of Directors, Marvin Thomas

When you have a conversation with Marvin Thomas his face is full of expression. ​ ​In addition to Marvin's warm smile, it is immediately clear that he listens intently. "I maximize the moment by listening; trying to grasp information." Marvin considers himself a listener; no doubt an integral part of his newest endeavor as a member of the Dwelling Place Board of Directors. For Marvin, the skill of listening wasn't necessarily innate, rather it developed with wisdom, time and a little bit of street smarts. It was a result of learning to work with people from all walks

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 the household income. These apartments are reserved for applicants who are homeless or special needs; applicants must also 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.