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Grand Rapids debuts $13.5M affordable housing project

Grand Rapids debuted its new 50-unit affordable housing development Thursday. The $13.5 million dollar project, will serve low income individuals and those experiencing chronic homelessness.

Grand Rapids debuted its new, 50-unit affordable housing development Thursday morning. The $13.5 million project is a partnership between the Grand Rapids Housing Commission and Mount Mercy Housing Corporation.

The Antoine Court Apartments sit on South Division Avenue with 18 of the 50 units inside reserved for people experiencing chronic homelessness. Units are also open to ages 55 and older who have a disability, as well as seniors 62 and older, with a preference for veterans.

Tenants’ portion of rent is based on household income. All residents must meet U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development eligibility requirements, with the maximum annual income for tenants being 60% of Kent County’s Area Median income.

Grand Rapids Housing Commission Executive Director Lindsey S. Reames said tenants will enjoy roomy, energy-efficient apartments that offer easy access to transportation and needed community resources.

“To ensure that vulnerable households maintain stability in their new homes, our staff will partner with HUD, the Veterans Administration, Disability Advocates of Kent County, The Salvation Army, Network 180 and other organizations to provide not only housing assistance but also supportive services that promote independence and quality of life," she said.

Eligible households can apply to be added to the Antoine Court Apartments waitlist at grhousing.org.

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