Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity recently announced a grant award of $80,000 from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.
The grant funds received from the community foundation will be used for infrastructure in a new housing development in Alanson which is expected to break ground this spring. The development will be the largest housing project in the area.
“The community foundation’s support of quality, affordable housing is not only providing new opportunities for homebuyers and their families, but they are also investing in a stronger economy, and a more sustainable, vibrant community for everyone,” said Sarah Ulrich, executive director at Northwest Habitat.
Community foundation officials said they continue to work alongside partners like Northwest Michigan Habitat, Little Traverse Bay Housing Partnership and Housing North to help create attainable homes in the community.
“Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity is filling a desperate need in our community,” said David Jones, community foundation executive director. “No one else in Emmet County is building this quantity of homes in this accessible price range. The community foundation realizes the importance of providing dollars for important infrastructure, where other funding often isn’t available.”
This article originally appeared on The Petoskey News-Review: Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity receives $80,000 grant