Housing Impact Team
The Housing Impact Team works to facilitate continuous improvement of resident’s access to quality, cost-effective housing and works to maximize owner-occupied housing in the community. This team acts as an advocate for equal housing opportunities and treatment for residents and is involved in developing creative solutions for housing issues in the community.
We have three housing programs available to all residents in the Grand Rapids and surrounding areas:
Serve, Share + Improve
Gives up to $7,500 for household repair needs.
Serve, Share + Customize
Gives up to $11,000 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.
Serve, Share, Improve Program Successes
In partnership with Northpointe Bank, Seeds of Promise provides grants for existing homeowners with incomes at or below 80% of the area median income, who desire to keep their homes in good working order. Northpointe receives $300,000 in federal disbursements to fund repairs, with only a small window of availability. Seeds of promise hold orientations and processing sessions to increase accessibility to residents and provide assistance throughout the process.
|TOTAL COMMUNITY IMPACT||$555,943|
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.”
Meet the Del Rio Family, Community Residents
“This Grant improved my home tremendously! My home is beautiful now, 100% difference. There are no more patches and no more leaks, and my rotted door has been replaced. Northpointe Bank and Seeds of Promise did a bomb job. It was such a blessing”
Household demographics: Senior Husband and Wife
Improvement: New roof and exterior door
Project Costs: $7,438
NIP Grant Awarded (total cost covered): $7,438
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