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G.R. Housing Commission Earns Nat'l Award For Affordable Housing Innovation

Antoine Court Apartments
Grand Rapids Housing Commission
Antoine Court Apartments

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission has received a national award for program innovation in affordable housing.

The Grand Rapids Housing Commission has received a 2022 Award of Merit from the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials, a housing and community development advocacy organization that supports affordable housing nationwide.

A news release says the award is in the category “Program Innovation: Affordable Housing” in recognition of the agency’s Antoine Court Apartments development project; Antoine Court is located at 901 South Division. It’s a 50-unit, $13.5 million development that opened in October 2021. One of the innovative components included on a long list of innovations includes a development design that uses innovative approaches to meet the needs of residents who are senior or who have a disability. GRHC Executive Director Lindsey S. Reames says quote, “The Housing Commission is committed to expanding access to affordable housing for veterans, seniors, people with disabilities and all low-income families in our community,” adding, “We are working with the City, HUD, local nonprofit developers and affordable housing advocates to continue to find innovative ways to promote housing equity.”

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Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.