Buttermilk Creek Townhomes
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.
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.
Did You Know?
In Ottawa County, 8,765 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.
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 zero profit, and the new homeowner assumes responsibility for it.
Lakeshore Habitat is seeking to raise the final $100,000 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
We thank the following businesses and individuals for their contributions to the Buttermilk Creek Townhomes Development!
B2 Outlet Stores
City2Shore Real Estate
Classis Georgetown of the CRCNA
Dykstra's Auto Service/Dytech Auto Group
Georgetown Christian Reformed Church
Grand General Agency
Holy Redeemer Parish
Hudsonville Chamber of Commerce
Hudsonville Dental Associates
Hudsonville Family Dentistry
Hudsonville Public Schools
Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy
Jamestown Christian Reformed Church
Jehovah Jireh Ministries
John Fanthorpe, Farm Bureau Insurance
Ken Jipping, State Farm Agent
Lance DeYoung Building, LLC
Love Your Neighbor
Marcusse Construction Company
Nate Nelson—Edward Jones Investments
Tony Scholten—Remax of Grand Rapids
Unity Christian High School
Vanderlaan Funeral Home
West Michigan Community Bank
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