Linda first applied for a Habitat Kent house in December 2019. She was approved but had to wait for a home to become available. She was finally offered and accepted her home in October 2021. During that time, and throughout the fourteen-month period in the homebuyer program, Linda and her sister, Willie Mae, lived in […]
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Tory’s relationship with Habitat for Humanity began very early on in her life. Riding on the bus to and from school, she would see the signs outside of Habitat Kent build sites and whisper to herself “I want one of those!” Tory’s dreams are now being realized as her new home stands in the very […]
Today we give a big shout-out celebrating Bill Moerdyk, currently the longest-serving member on Habitat Kent’s team. Throughout his 21 years of service, he has been led by a heart for the mission and for the homeowners of the houses he has helped build. After serving as missionaries in Nigeria for ten years, Bill and […]
“The truth is, there are no words to fully express our gratitude.” Those are the words of Bilsan, the 2021 Habitat Kent Homeowner of the Year. Those words are tribute to the hard work our volunteers put in, the generosity of our donors, and the commitment of our community. Hear more from Bilsan and other […]
Quanette’s journey to Habitat Kent began when she was informed that her apartment was being sold and that she would have to move out. With Grand Rapids area rents so high and rising, she soon realized it would be a challenge to find a place that gave her the space she needed at a price […]
Homes are where families are nurtured, memories are created, and dreams are brought to life. Homes give us the space and security to work and plan for a better tomorrow. Last week we were able to celebrate this milestone with Nelson and Rosa’s family during their Habitat home dedication. Helping their children to have a […]
Throughout May and June of 2022, we partnered with Dwelling Place to host Building Leaders, Building Communities (BLBC) in the Roosevelt Park neighborhood. This program seeks to bring neighbors together to learn about community organizing and the power of resident leaders. Over the course of eight weeks, neighbors from Roosevelt Park spent time identifying gifts and passions, […]
We are honored to welcome Greg McCormick to our Board of Directors. Now retired, Greg brings a wealth of knowledge from his background at Perrigo as SVP – Self Care Marketing, Insights and Analytics. Upon joining our mission, Greg says: “I believe affordable housing is a fundamental need and critical in the establishment of a successful family and building a successful […]