Change Is Coming

The vibrant neighborhood of Roosevelt Park is home to hardworking neighbors who embrace the promise of a bright future. But they are also worried. Grandville Avenue—the main thoroughfare through their neighborhood—is the last corridor into downtown Grand Rapids to be redeveloped. They know change is coming and they’re afraid they won’t be able to be a part of that change.

The Roosevelt Park Neighborhood

43%

UNDER 18
YEARS OLD

1,630

HOUSEHOLDS

148

BUSINESSES

$29,997

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
(vs $54,673 in Kent County)

51%

OF HOUSING UNITS ARE RENTALS
(vs 31% in Kent County)

Why now?

As you read this, a Kent County child is packing up her belongings and preparing to leave her home. This isn’t a move her parents chose. It’s a move forced upon them, often from an unexpected expense, income change, or rising rent. When children start to accept the disruption of instability as the norm, their health and academic success often suffer.

WE KNOW THINGS CAN BE DIFFERENT
Habitat Kent has been changing lives for 35 years by building affordable homes, and more recently, revitalizing neighborhoods. Year after year, we see families flourish when frequent moves are replaced with a permanent home. Anxiety turns into hope. School grades rise. Health improves. Pride develops in a person who has a permanent stake in their neighborhood.

A stable, affordable home can change everything.

Thank you to all who are helping build a bright future for the Roosevelt Park neighborhood!

Donors

Anonymous | Karl & Patti Betz | Paul & Cathy Boyer | Cascade Engineering | Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation | CDV5 Foundation | Doug & Maria DeVos Foundation | Fifth Third Foundation | Frey Foundation | Grand Rapids Community Foundation | Jandernoa Foundation | Jack & Rita Kirkwood | The Meijer Foundation | Michigan Health Endowment Fund | Dan & Kathleen Molhoek | NeighborWorks America | Wege Foundation | Williams Kitchen & Bath | W.K. Kellogg Foundation | Kate & Richard Wolters Foundation | John & Micki Benz | ChoiceOne Bank | Mark & Deb Greiner | General Motors Corporation | Haviland Enterprises | Dirk & June Hoffius | Dorothy L. Ibershof Giving Fund | JPMorgan Chase Foundation | Joe & Sue Kirkwood | Bill & Karen Lawrence | John & Sandy Lowery | Lowe's Foundation | Mayflower Congregational Church | Bri & Kyle McKee | Kim & Ryan McLaughlin | Dick & Judy Morrison | Mark & Carolyn Mossing | Northpointe Bank | Bruce & Sue Osterink | Jeff A. Ott & Mary Ann Sabo | Richard and Mary Panek | Brent & Diane Slay | State Farm Insurance | St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Church | Aaron & Sarah VanSoest | Russ & Chris Visner | Doug & Kim Young | Sarah Abel | Sonali Allen | Mary Angelo & Eric Thorne | Anonymous | Apex Spring and Stamping Corporation | Tony & Janet Barclay | Rosalynn Bliss | Steve & Cheryl Boshoven | Jim & Cathy Brady | The Breton Group | Robert & Katherine Brower | Marilyn J. Burgard | Doug & Shannon Busscher | Sue & Todd Buzzell | Tom Bylenga | Jim & Sandy Byrne | James & Kim Cornetet | Kurt & Janet Dietsch | Dominican Sisters – Grand Rapids | Jeff & Amanda Dykstra | Eco Green Supply | Tom & Jane Elferdink | Bruce & Kathy Emery | Maria & Giovanny Erazo | Larry & Nancy Erhardt | EverGreen Ministries | Farmers Insurance Group | Paul & Bridget Farr | Tom & Mickie Fox | Carolyn & Dan Frank | Chris & Dawn Fridsma | Chuck & Carol Fridsma | Don & Laurie Gardner | Godwin Plumbing | Sara Gonzalez | Susan & Matt Halteman | Kim Hanrahan | Anne J. Havens | Rob & Karen Heitmeier | Tony & Melody Henigan | Herman Miller Foundation | Jeff & Laura Hill | Steve & Paula Hoekzema | Pat Holmes | Ken & Noreen Hungerford | Huntington Bank | Jerry & Judy Jacques | John & Donna Klein | John E. Kotwick | Lake Michigan Credit Union | Susan Ledy | Tim & Ping Liang | Bob & Laurie Lowry | M & M Fund (Zylstra Family) | Peter & Nancy Martin | Terry McGovern & Carol Paine-McGovern | Mike & Mary Beth McMahon | Michael & Jennifer Miller | Steve & Kristin Nauta | Northlawn United Methodist Church | Carole & Don Nugent | Mark & Suzann Ogland-Hand | Mark & Judy Olesnavage | OST | Nicholas & Kerry Ottenwess | Soroya Pierre-VanArtsen & Jack VanArtsen | PNC Foundation | Don & Lois Porter | John & Chantal Porterfield | Tom & Rose Ranville | Ram Die Corporation | Alexis Rangel Reame & Brandon Reame | Melisha & Terry Roberts | Rockford United Methodist Church | Rita Rodriguez | Jeff & Pam Rush | Dave M. Russell | Neal & Glenda Rylaarsdam | Alva & Susan Samsell | George & Linda Sharpe | Diana R. Sieger | Jack & Susan Smith | John & Alison Sorensen | SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church | St. Patrick Parish | St. Thomas the Apostle Parish | PJ & Dawn Streng | Dave & Kathy Sylvester | Tami Sytsma | Mike & Lynn TenHarmsel | Taggart & Lisa Town | Amy Turner-Thole & Nick Thole | Steve & Cheryl Timyan | Craig VanEss | Andy & Tracy Van Solkema Family Fund | Varnum Attorneys at Law | Marsha & Larry Veenstra | Jim & Mary Veldheer | Brian & Janet Veldhouse | Carl & Sandy Ver Beek | Dianne Vissers | Jenny & Jason Waugh | Steve M. Waugh | Jason & Laura Williams | Lizzie Williams | Robin & Ray Zondervan

HONORARY
CO-CHAIRS

Jack & Rita Kirkwood

CAMPAIGN
CO-CHAIRS

Paul Boyer & Kim McLaughlin

MAJOR GIFTS
CO-CHAIRS

John & Micki Benz

COMMUNITY GIFTS
CO-CHAIRS

Kim McLaughlin & Cameron Young

CAMPAIGN CABINET

Mary Angelo
Mark Custer
Chadd Dowding
Eric Fischer
Chuck Fridsma

Dirk & June Hoffius
Mike & Sue Jandernoa
Fred Keller
Brian & Kelly May

Peter & Gabriella Meijer
Dan & Kathleen Molhoek
Mark & Carolyn Mossing
Jim Williams

Lizzie Williams
Kate Pew Wolters
Doug Young
Milinda Ysasi

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