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Our Westside Story

Posted by dwellingplacegr on August 2, 2019
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Our Westside Story, a Dwelling Place fundraiser, is a celebration of Dwelling Place, our growing impact, and collaboration on the West Side of the City of Grand Rapids.

Our Westside Story is a celebration of Dwelling Place’s efforts during the past decade to improve the lives of people living on the Westside of the city of Grand Rapids. It is a celebration of partnerships and collaboration with neighbors, local and state government, investors, lenders, and community institutions to ensure that quality affordable housing is permanently accessible for those who need it.

This event celebrates our response to a “Call to Action” initiated by Westside neighborhoods with concerns about the real impact that gentrification was having on affordable housing opportunities in their neighborhoods. With 116 new two and three bedroom apartments in some state of development across four housing communities, Dwelling Place is proud to acclaim that something grand is coming to Grand Rapids’ West Side Neighborhoods.

We also celebrate our roots on the Westside where we have provided housing for over 20 years. We presently own and operate three separate housing communities on the Westside, providing 105 homes for our Westside Neighbors.

Guests and supporters will enjoy a casual night filled with local music, a strolling dinner, dancing, and mingling all while celebrating the mission of Dwelling Place.

Event Details

5:30 Cocktails and Mingle

6:00 Welcome and Music

7:00 “Why the Westside” Video and Story

7:30 Dancing and Silent Auction

8:30 Farewell

Our Sponsors 

Thank you to all of the organizations and families who have contributed to make our event a success. Your generous contribution in support of this event and the mission of Dwelling Place will have a lasting impact on the communities and individuals we serve.  

Interested in becoming a sponsor for Our Westside Story? Email Latrisha at 

Gold Sponsors 

 Buiten & Associates

Silver Sponsors 

Beene Garter


Hooker | DeJong

Orlebeke Mackraz PC

Bronze Sponsors

Choice One Bank

Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis 

Northern Trust 

Thomas & Sally Gleason

Friend Sponsors 

Larry and Julie Titley 

Neighbor Sponsors

John Hunting

Richard & Mary Stevens

Talcott Consulting

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