January 31, 2018

Point in Time Count

Today is the annual national Point in Time (PIT) Count of those experiencing homelessness. This day has been a long standing measure of homelessness across the country, however it tells […]

November 2, 2017

Advocacy and Housing

Blog Post by Jesica Vail, Program Manager of the Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness Yesterday I joined a panel conversation to speak to social work students about the […]

March 29, 2017

Housing First Overview

What is Housing First, and why do people keep talking about it? This great (and short) video gives an excellent overview!  

January 13, 2017

Funding Awarded in 2017

Over $5.5 million dollars have been awarded to continue efforts to end homelessness in Kent County through the 2017-2018 grant cycle. These grants are continued funding to projects already operating […]

December 17, 2016

Baby It’s Cold Outside

It’s the time of year when people think about giving a bit more; it’s also the time of year when those experiencing homelessness are in the most danger.  How many […]

November 18, 2016

What You Need To Know

This Homelessness Awareness Week we have had several learning opportunities for those of us in the work of ending homelessness and the community at large. At the end of the […]

November 15, 2016

An End to Homelessness

I get it, we sound nuts talking about ending homelessness. I mean, the audacity that WE could end this horrible plague on humanity that’s always been with us and always […]

November 14, 2016

Coalition Book Club-Evicted

Join us for a discussion of the Matthew Desmond’s book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Free and open to all, just bring your own lunch!  

July 8, 2016

Heartside Neighborhood and Doughnut Shops

Arguably the most diverse neighborhood in Grand Rapids (although we know how fast our neighborhoods are changing these days!), Heartside Neighborhood has a unique place in the Grand Rapids landscape. […]