What's Goin' On!

Artists take over 23 Dwelling Place locations during Art.Downtown. April 10th

Annually Dwelling Place supports a series of events aimed at activating the South Divison corridor inviting guests from around West Michigan to experience the businesses, nonprofits and live/work space along the Avenue for the Arts.  On Friday our largest annual event, Art.Downtown. will take place and thousands of visitors will experience 23 in five Dwelling Place properties. Dwelling Place commercial and live/work spaces account for 1/2 of the 50 participating locations. 

Art. Shop. Fun.

Galleries, shops and eateries up and down South Division invite you to the First Friday Gallery Hop on the first Friday of every month from 6pm-9pm.

This holiday season help us continue to Light the Way . . .

Your gift to Dwelling Place, your own light, connected to others like in the photograph above, illuminates  a bright new path of life for the residents who call reside in our buildings. Help us continue the work to create and sustain vital affordable housing and a place to call home for so many. Please consider a gift to Dwelling Place and adding your own light to the others who are helping to Light the Way. 

Click on the Make A Gift button above to contribute or call: 616-855-0419. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

"Employment grants create jobs for 350 low-income youth this summer"

Dwelling Place is hosting one of these youth employees in partnership with Steepletown Neighborhood Services! He will be working and learning skills in the areas of urban landscaping and community gardening!

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Grand Rapids Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $354,600 to local nonprofit groups that created jobs for 350 low-income youth this summer.

"Retired Steelcase chairman, philanthropist Peter Wege dies at 94"

Thank you to Peter Wege and the Wege Foundation for all you have done in our community and for Dwelling Place throughout the years! Read this article from MLive to learn more about Peter Wege's life and dedication to the environment and our community.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Peter Melvin Wege loved giving away his money.

And give it away he did — millions of dollars in grants large and small — a fortune he had amassed as the former chairman and largest stockholder of Steelcase, Inc., the office furniture company his father founded.

"One bedroom for every 2 people: Michigan changes housing voucher program so it can help more people"

LANSING — The Michigan State Housing Authority is changing the funding formula for its housing choice voucher program so it will only pay for one bedroom for every two people living in the household, a move that should save about $12 million annually once it's fully implemented.

The changes could mean some families may be forced to move to smaller apartments or spend more of their own money to stay in their homes. 

It also means more families should be able to qualify for vouchers.

Thank you, Panera Bread for your continued support!

Panera Bread has been a HUGE supporter of Dwelling Place, Liz's House, and Bridge Street Place for several years. They have been raising money in their cafes for Dwelling Place and our Director of Fund Development, Jennifer, was presented with a check yesterday for $6,500! Thank you, Panera, for your continued support!