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Ottawa, Kent counties aim to maximize ARPA with housing revolving loan funds
Ottawa and Kent counties are both considering using federal stimulus money to create revolving loan funds to make a dent in the region’s housing shortage by providing financing continuity instead of funding individual projects.
Kent County names first coordinator of immigrant, refugee Welcome Plan
Kent County has appointed Hollin De La Cruz as its welcome plan coordinator, a newly created position to oversee the county’s formal efforts to welcome immigrants and refugees.
Foster parents face significant barriers to work-child care balance
Lena Scoby considered her inability to have biological children as a sign to take her call to motherhood in a new direction. She accepted her first foster care placement, a young girl named Summer, in 2018. At the time, Scoby was single and working full time.
Experts warn of rising mental health indicators — and how to treat them
Many of us have had that awkward Zoom moment.
West Michigan projects get $1.9M in affordable housing funding
Two West Michigan affordable housing projects have secured $1.9 million in a recent funding round from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
West Michigan sees continued demand to build senior housing
Senior housing development has been booming across West Michigan and nationwide as the population ages and more people need help as they get older.
$2 BILLION OPPORTUNITY: Report outlines income growth for Grand Rapids’ immigrant community
GRAND RAPIDS — The economic power of Grand Rapids’ immigrant community grew by more than $100 million in just one year.
Report: Immigrants contribute $3.3 billion to Kent County economy
Immigrants now living in Kent County are making a significant impact on the local economy.
Opioid abuse hampers employers’ efforts to fill job openings
PORTAGE — Staffing firm OnStaff USA is struggling to find applicants for the 400 open jobs it has available right now in Southwestern Michigan.