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Buttermilk Creek Townhomes

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West Michigan is facing an unprecedented lack of affordable housing due to scarce housing stock, options too distant from jobs and childcare, and home prices that are too high.

Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity will be building five townhouse-style units for homeownership in a vacant lot on the south side of Prospect Street, west of 32nd Avenue.

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Meet the Reyes Family

Victoria is a future homeowner partnering with Lakeshore Habitat and will call Buttermilk Creek Townhomes her home.

Even though Victoria holds a degree and has a successful job in accounting, she still struggles like many others to find affordable housing in our area.

Becoming a single parent shortly after her son, Josiah, was born, Victoria started renting a one-bedroom space from family and used this time to pay off debt acquired from her past marriage. As she thinks about finally owning her own home, she shares "It's something I didn't think was possible as a single parent, but it's the stability I've strived for since my son was born."

As she gains a deeper knowledge of the homebuilding and homebuying process, she is eager to pass this knowledge on to her son, Josiah, and be an equipped homeowner who can confidently use her learned skills to provide for her family.

 
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Did You Know?

In Ottawa County, 8,785 renters and 12,954 homeowners are cost-burdened (meaning they are paying 30% or more of their income toward housing costs). More than 1,100 housing units are considered sub-standard in that they pose a risk to the health and well-being of occupants, neighbors, and visitors.

 
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By the Numbers

The data is clear: We need to build more affordable homes in Ottawa County. A Housing Needs Assessment in 2019 showed the need for 949 entry- and mid-level for-sale homes in the City of Hudsonville, Georgetown Charter Township, and the Jenison community, all by 2022.

 

About Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity

Since 1990, Lakeshore Habitat has been serving families through our affordable home building and repair ministry.

We build and sell affordable homes to families who are not eligible to receive mortgages from a conventional lender. Our process is a partnership; homeowners complete volunteer hours and participate in financial education.

When a home is completed, we originate an affordable 20- to 30-year mortgage at a zero profit, and the new homeowner assumes responsibility for it.

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Get Involved!

Lakeshore Habitat is seeking to raise a total of $700,000 for the Buttermilk Creek Townhomes Development.

There are a multitude of ways in which you can support our campaign! These include:

  • A one-time cash gift

  • A multiple-year pledge commitment (may be paid over a two-year period)

  • A gift of an appreciated asset (e.g. stock)

  • The donation of an appreciated asset (e.g. property, automobiles, collectibles)

  • An estate gift

 

Endorsements

We thank the following business and individuals for their contributions to the Buttermilk Creek Townhomes Development!

 

B2 Outlet Stores
 

Bloem
 

Bohn Dental
 

City2Shore Real Estate
 

Classis Georgetown of the CRCNA
 

DeYoung Developments
 

DJ’s Pizza
 

Dykstra’s Auto

Service/Dytech Auto Group
 

Farmers Co-Op
 

Gemmens Hardware

 

Georgetown Christian Reformed Church
 

Grand General Agency
 

Hand2Hand
 

Holy Redeemer Parish
 

Housing Next

 

Hudsonville Chamber of Commerce

Hudsonville Dental Associates
 

Hudsonville Family Dentistry
 

Hudsonville Grille
 

Hudsonville Lanes
 

Hudsonville Public Schools
 

Hudsonville Trailer
 

Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy
 

Jamestown Christian Reformed Church
 

Jehovah Jireh Ministries
 

John Fanthorpe, Farm Bureau Insurance

Ken Jipping, State Farm Agent


Lakeshore Advantage

Lance DeYoung Building, LLC


Love Your Neighbor
 

Macatawa Bank
 

Marcusse
Construction Company

 

Mercy Health
 

Nate Nelson- Edward
Jones Investments

 

Royal Technologies
 

Sheldon Meadows
 

SoundOff Signal
 

Talsma Furniture
 

Tony Scholten – Remax
of Grand Rapids

 

Unity Christian High School

 

Vanderlaan Funeral Home

Vredevoogd-Brummel Insurance
 

Wing Doozy
 

West Michigan
Community Bank