Housing Impact Team
We have three housing programs available to all residents in the Grand Rapids and surrounding areas.
These grant programs are funded through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis and a partnership with Northpointe Bank. The funding is typically released in the Spring, with applications taken on a first come, first serve basis. Once the funding is exhausted, the program ends for the year. The three programs are (click on each one for more detailed information):
Serve, Share & Improve
Gives up to $7,500 for household repair needs
If you need the Serve, Share and Improve document checklist, click here.
Serve, Share & Customize
Gives up to $15,000 for home accessibility modifications for seniors and individuals with disabilities
Serve, Share & Own
Gives up to $8,000 in down payment assistance for first time home buyers
Meet Mary, Community Resident
Mary was a program participant of Serve, Share, Improve, where she was able to receive grant funding to put a new roof on her home. She sent in a letter with this to say about her experience with Seeds of Promise:
I was losing sleep not knowing how I was going to come up with the money to have my roof replaced. I knew it needed to be done but I did not see how it was going to happen. I am so grateful to Seeds of Promise for all of your help and guidance. I cannot possibly tell you how much I appreciate all of the time and effort you put in. A number of neighbors have stopped by to tell me how nice it looks, they love the color and how impressed they were with the workers from Moore & Sons Roofing. Thank you again.
It made my home look new and pleasing. It is a fair and promising program, everyone was nice and helpful.
[The roof and windows] keep the house warm and helped stop the water leak. The new window keeps the house warmer and makes the house look nicer. I would recommend people to (Seeds of Promise and Northpointe Bank). They do a great job.
It has been a blessing to have a program like Seeds of Promise to be able to get minor repairs done to your home. I couldn’t afford to do it on my own. My home is just beautiful now, the new roof just set it off. Working with Northpointe Bank was a great experience. Thank you for the opportunity of showing concern to inner city homes. To God be the glory for all the things He has done. Thank you for being a part of this program. Thank you for all your help through this process.