“Home is the nicest word there is” –Laura Ingalls Wilder
Home for many people is their sanctuary; a safe place, somewhere to call your own, where memories are made and days are spent with family. But for some, home is nowhere.
With changes in the economy over the last several years, homes have become more difficult to hold on to, and even harder to get into. However, Lansing residents can take pride in knowing our city is implementing programs that make calling a place their own a reality for those who never thought possible.
The CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) through the City of Lansing’s Community Development, helps community members get into nice sustainable homes with a low-interest loan. The program works to benefit low and moderate-income individuals, eliminate blight, and help Michiganders in need, all while creating economic development in Lansing.
Additional housing is available through the Lansing Housing Commission which has a total of 10 public housing projects, 934 public housing units, and 1,785 housing choice vouchers. These vouchers allow applicants to be placed into a completely random lottery for homes in Lansing, East Lansing, Haslett, DeWitt, Okemos, Holt, Grand Ledge and Williamston.
HOME, an investment partnership program, helps individuals put down payments on homes and rehabilitate houses that are in need of construction. Also, the Ingham County Land Bank, where locals can find affordable housing through tax reverted and unclaimed land in the area. These programs not only take struggling citizens out of shelters but put housing in need of care to good use, develop forgotten neighborhoods and make the community a better place for everyone.
No one should be without a home.
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