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Matthew’s House Ministry breaks ground on first Tiny Home Project

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A groundbreaking was held Tuesday for a number of tiny houses that will provide help for at risk individuals and families affected by homelessness.

Matthew’s House Ministry hosted members of the community yesterday to celebrate the ground-breaking event for its Tiny Home Project. The groundbreaking was held at 951 North St. NE in Grand Rapids.

A news release says Matthew’s House Ministry is a faith-based nonprofit that provides men, women and children with a safe environment, programs and services to set them up for self-sufficiency.

The mission of this project is to provide prevention and intervention services to at-risk individuals and families affected by homelessness by providing housing and case management support.

Matthew’s House plans to build a community of 50 houses for individuals and families to reside in for a 12-24-month time period. In that time frame, Matthew’s House plans to supply case management services that identify client’s social, emotional and economic barriers and then refer clients to organizations that aid in overcoming issues such as domestic violence, PTSD, anger issues, and more.

The two-bedroom homes will range from 750-900 square feet, come fully furnished and will rent for $450-$650 a month. After 18 months, if the resident demonstrates sufficient financial stability, they can move into a rent-to-own phase for their property. The goal of this program is to stabilize families and create generational wealth via land ownership, education and skills training.

The first unit is scheduled for completion by August 30, 2023. More information can be found at matthewshouseministry.org

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.
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