Our Inspire! event for April will focus on Housing. Speakers include Ryan Kilpatrick from Ottawa Housing Next, Jessica Garza from Community Action House, Liz Keegan from Fair Housing Center of West Michigan, Rhonda Kleyn ofNeighborhood Housing Services, Beth Hanis of Tri-Cities Habitat for Humanity and Josh Brugger, Grand Haven City Commissioner.
To prepare for the conversation, we invite you to watch this short (30 minute) video produced by the Fair Housing Justice Center. "A Matter of Place" shines a bright light on housing discrimination, one of the most shrouded and misunderstood civil rights issues in America.
The film connects past struggles for fair housing to contemporary incidents of housing bias based on race, sexual orientation, disability, and source of income.
HOUSING MATTERS IS APRIL 15-21 The Lakeshore Housing Alliance (LHA) is a program run by United Way that aims to prevent and end homelessness in our community.
From April 15-21, add $1 or more to your bill at participating restaurants listed below to support the LHA's homelessness prevention initiatives. Your donation will help create local communities where everyone has a place to call home.
Stop by these Grand Haven restaurants and breweries from April 15-21:
NORTH JW's Food & Spirits Morning Star Cafe Grand Armory Brewing Company The Paisley Pig Gastropub
Can't make it out? Support the cause by texting HOME to 30306
50 years after the Fair Housing Act of 1968, we are at a breaking point. It’s been fifty years since civil rights activists pushed for an end to housing segregation and achieved the Fair Housing Act in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. And yet, we are in the largest housing crisis since the Act was passed.
Advocate for change by signing this petition and tell Ben Carson to fully fund HUD to meet the real needs of American people.
Come to Just Goods this Saturday, April 14 and help advocate for the release of battered women in prison who deserve clemency. This postcard campaign by Justice Through Storytelling will take place from 10am to 2pm. Former Oakland Circuit Judge Jack McDonald will be on hand to share his perspective as he advocates for the release of 65-year-old Nancy Seaman after 14 years of incarceration. More information at .