Affordable housing

Matthew Desmond photo
Courtesy photo / MacArthur Foundation

Matthew Desmond’s book “Evicted” is being read by incoming MSU students and East Lansing residents as this year’s “One Book, One Community” selection. Desmond tells stories of how poor renters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin struggle to pay rent, how even one eviction can change their lives for years, and how landlords deal with tenants who fall behind. 


Derek Dobies, Jackson mayor
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Mayor  Derek Dobies said new jobs, small businesses and affordable housing in many neighborhoods will uplift the entire city of Jackson out of poverty in ten years.


Martell Armstrong photo
Courtesy photo

Martell Armstrong, executive director of the Lansing Housing Commission, has resigned.

Diane Schafer dedicated a wall in her bedroom to family photos.
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An abandoned school building in Portland, Michigan has been turned into affordable housing for families and singles. The grand opening took place last week and WKAR’s Katie Cook was there.


Flint River
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A team has been selected to redevelop a site in Flint where 78 units of affordable, rental housing are planned for low-income residents.

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Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor joined WKAR's Brooke Allen for "Mondays with the Mayor" on December 11th. 


Katie Cook / WKAR Public Media

The Walnut Park Apartments project is an affordable housing apartment complex that will be built on the campus of the former Michigan School for the Blind. 


The Whitsett Group

On Thursday, Lansing will tear down an old auditorium to make way for affordable apartment units. 


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A veteran's front-yard sign advertising the sale of his home violates state and federal anti-discrimination laws because it indicates the owner won't sell to foreigners, according to Michigan Department of Civil Rights officials.

Holt Welcomes New Affordable Housing Community

Jun 28, 2017
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The newest option for affordable housing in Delhi Township is getting a thumbs up from residents and from community leaders.