Grand Opening of the Heron Court Apartments

Affordable housing has been expanded once again in the City of Grand Rapids with the opening of a new development that provides not only a place to live, but one that involves support to people with special needs in a more permanent and stable setting.

The Genesis Non-Profit Housing Corporation held a Grand Opening Ceremony on June 7, 2004 to announce the opening of its Heron Court Apartments complex. Genesis was formed by three Kent County faith-based non-profit agencies - Inner City Christian Federation, Dwelling Place and Hope Network in early 1998.

Pathfinder Resources, Inc. and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services will provide the support services required of the tenants under a contract agreement with Genesis.

In addition to HUD, agencies that provided construction and/or continuing support services funding include the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Great Lakes Capital Fund for Housing, City of Grand Rapids, Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Kent County Community Mental Health, Kent County Family Independence Agency and the Michigan Corporation for Supportive Housing.

The Rev. George Heartwell, Mayor of Grand Rapids, Congressman Vern Ehlers and other local dignitaries provided remarks during the event. Louis M. Berra, Field Office Director for the Grand Rapids field office was also in attendance.

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