The benefits of neighborhood revitalization spread throughout our community. By bringing homeowners into a neighborhood, vacant housing decreases and property values increase.
As a result, the city receives more taxes that will help improve local schools and transit. This is the beginning of neighbors working together to create a better community for themselves and future generations.
Habitat works with many organizations to plan, advocate and share resources for the purpose of creating and protecting healthy and interactive neighborhoods. We’ve been working with the City of Grand Rapids to identify areas where Habitat’s revitalization efforts are needed most. That’s why we’ve begun targeting neighborhoods on the West Side of Grand Rapids.ksA campaign to restore West Michigan neighborhoods