9:23 am
Fri August 8, 2014

State Housing Chief's Expense Account Questioned

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MSHDA's director requests an audit and will repay any reimbursements found to be improper.
LANSING - The head of the state housing authority has rung up tens of thousands of dollars in expenses since taking office in 2012, dining on filet mignon, escargot and foie gras, staying in hotels that cost $400 to $500 a night, and traveling in a stretch limousine, records show.
6:35 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Demolition One Tool to Combat Blight in Battle Creek

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803 properties in city are considered vacant and abandoned
Two blocks south of the Post Foods plant, in a neighborhood that long ago was known for its pristine upkeep, sit two adjacent homes on Marjorie Street.
7:36 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Holland Looks to Curb Problem Rental Properties

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Rental properties are increasing faster than owner-occupied homes. Calls for service for those properties are also up
Different ways to deal with troublesome landlords and rental properties are being tossed around by city of Holland officials.The topic is not new: In 2011, Holland City Council issued a moratorium on rental certificates and construction near Hope College while officials dealt with a proposed 12-bedroom duplex geared at students who would pay per person.
6:24 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity Launches Capital Campaign in Holland

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Organization looking to help more families with housing
Nothing takes the place of a safe home. For that reason, Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity has launched its "Blueprint to ReBuild the Lakeshore" initiative, a three-year quest to raise $1.2 million.Even while helping 150 families in the greater Holland area, Habitat looked for ways to do more, Lakeshore Habitat Humanity Executive Director Jack Zandstra said Wednesday.
8:02 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Dorothy Young Remembered for Work on Housing in Battle Creek

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Young was also committed to education and standing up for the rights of everyone
An outspoken woman, Dorothy Young left an impact on Battle Creek that may never be forgotten. Young, 79, who died Saturday at Bronson Battle Creek hospital, worked toward better housing and equality for all during her time in Battle Creek.