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