In 2017, the City received $300 thousand in grants to prevent evictions.
- $150 thousand from The Steelcase Foundation
- $150 thousand from The Grand Rapids Community Foundation
The grant money funds our three-year pilot program. When this program ends, we'll apply the lessons learned and make program better. We're hiring staff to provide pre-court and on-site help. Without this support, tenants would have a hard time getting State Emergency Relief funds. This is important because emergency situations are a leading cause of evictions.
Beyond grant funds, we rely on services from other community organizations. Without these partners, we wouldn't be able to meet our goals:
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
- The Salvation Army