External Press

News about Dwelling Place that has appeared in the Grand Rapids Press and elsewhere.

"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.

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