U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. and Neighborhoods, Inc. of Battle Creek. Both organizations provide financial and educational services to homeowners and home buyers to establish revitalized, stable neighborhoods. The organizations received grants through NeighborWorks America, a non-profit organization that supports local efforts to revitalize and sustain communities by promoting and preserving affordable housing.
"These organizations are already helping so many families in need find safe and affordable housing, which is revitalizing local neighborhoods throughout the region" Stabenow said. "Thanks to these NeighborWorks America grants, even more Kalamazoo County and Battle Creek families will be able to keep the dream of home ownership a reality."
"An affordable home is part of the American dream, and these grants will make that dream a reality for thousands of families by making it easier to create and maintain affordable housing and for homeowners to stay in their homes through the hard work of local nonprofit groups," Levin said.
Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. will receive a grant of $104,500, and Neighborhoods, Inc. of Battle Creek will receive a grant of $96,000. NeighborWorks America was established by Congress in 1978 as the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation and supports over 240 local and regional nonprofit partner organizations. For more information about NeighborWorks America please visit their website at http://www.nw.org/network/aboutUs/aboutUs.asp.