For 30 years, we have worked diligently to improve the quality of housing and to prevent the displacement of downtown Grand Rapids' low-income residents. At first, we worked building by building, turning vacant or dilapidated buildings into safe, quality apartments. The power of our early...Continue story
Dwelling Place remains staunchly committed to providing support services to neighbors struggling with issues surrounding homelessness. Often, the underlying cause for homelessness is mental illness, physical and learning disabilities, poverty, domestic violence and substance abuse. The Dwelling...Continue story
Dwelling Place's Neighborhood Revitalization Program infuses neglected neighborhoods with profitable businesses, transforms blighted areas with building façade improvements and rehabilitation efforts, and creates a destination with interesting attractions and events. What's New in Neighborhood...Continue story

Dwelling Place invests in Herkimer building, adds new income based housing units

Dwelling Place, in conjunction with Pine Rest, has opened the Herkimer building doors to allow the first wave of residents to settle into their new apartments at 323 South Division Avenue. Fifty-five new units have been filled at the beginning of this week, the first in a process of habitization that will go through March of next year. Dwelling Place projects to have 30 people in by the end of January, 60 by February's end and seven by the end of March. An open house will be held in the spring.

DDA grants funds for affordable housing downtown

It wasn’t exactly “Dwelling Place Day” at a recent Downtown Development Authority meeting, but the prominent and highly regarded nonprofit housing developer had a good day, despite the lack of such a declaration.
Herkimer Apartments renovation
The Grand Rapids DDA awarded Dwelling Place a $75,000 building reuse grant last week for its nearly completed renovation of the historic Herkimer Apartments building, at 309 Division Ave. S.

Grand Rapids' Free Radical Gallery 2013 returns with art in unusual urban settings

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – ArtPrize isn't the only radical, urban exhibition in Grand Rapids.
Free Radical Gallery, promoting artists and small business in the Heartside neighborhood, returns along the Avenue for the Arts on Friday.
The 11th annual downtown exhibition, created by Dwelling Place, celebrates local art on display in unusual settings.

Church building in Grand Rapids planned for apartments

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A vacant church building would be converted into apartments under a $10 million plan going through city review. Dwelling Place wants to re-make the building at 100 Burton St. SE into as many as nine apartments, while tearing down an adjacent newer structure and erecting a 2-story complex with another 32 units.

State grants funds for affordable housing downtown

A longtime provider of affordable housing in Grand Rapids is nearing completion of its most recent project, and the state has recently chipped in twice to help make it a reality.
Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids, which has made housing and community revitalization its top priority for the past 32 years, is finishing up its renovation of the Herkimer Apartments, at the former Herkimer Hotel at 323 S. Division.

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