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Capital Campaign

Strengthening Families, Building Communities
Finding affordable homeownership

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.

Meet Elizabeth.

Elizabeth first applied for our program in early 2020 but was denied.

In spite of the denial, and in the face of having recently become a single parent, she was determined to work hard and find the new stability and safety her and her two kids desperately needed.

With the support of community partners, she was able to find and maintain a good paying job, establish good credit and start a savings account. Elizabeth reapplied and was accepted into our program a year later.

We are incredibly excited about partnering with her family in building them a home that will allow them to thrive in a way they could not have imagined only a year ago.

Elizabeth applied for Lakeshore Habitat

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.

Cost of housing

The rising cost of mortgages and rent well exceed income increases

housing rates

Housing construction rates are not keeping up with need

families searching for housing

Gentrification is pricing our ALICE (Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed) families and individuals, as well as even more at-risk populations

Since 1990, Lakeshore Habitat has been serving families in Ottawa and parts of Allegan County through our affordable home building and repair ministry. Our vision is a community where everyone has a decent place to live, so we are working hard to increase our capacity.

Affordable homes are needed

Introducing...the Vista Green Development

We have partnered with Jubilee Ministries and have jointly secured property on 36th Street in Holland on which we will develop a mixed-income community of 42 affordable units.

With God's blessing, we hit our initial goal! As of May 2022, we've received a total of 406 donations.

Donations build homes

Total philanthropic amount still needed:


Total philanthropic amount raised so far:


We're so close! Help us complete Vista Green and provide affordable homeownership to the 18 local Habitat families who will call Vista Green home.

Initially 2.4 million, we have had to increase our goal to $2.8 million to account for the rising costs of materials and labor.

Vista Green affordable homeownership
hundreds of homes builts and families supported

How You Can Support Us

  • A one-time cash gift

  • A multiple-year pledge commitment (may be paid over a three-year period)

  • A gift of appreciated assets (e.g. stock)

  • The donation of an appreciated asset (e.g. property, automobiles, collectibles)

  • An estate gift

Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity is a qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Accordingly, your charitable gift is tax-deductible to the full extent of state and federal law.

What a Difference a Home Can Make

From providing a source of wealth to influencing health and educational outcomes to contributing to community development, home ownership has long-lasting, life-changing impacts.

children's future


93% feel better about their children's future

quality family time

Family Interaction

89% spend more quality time with their families

homeowners more likely to vote


Homeowners are 16% more likely to vote in the local elections.

Community connection

Social Connectedness

86% participate more in groups or activities in the community

blessed homeowner children

Higher Education

Children of homeowners are 19% more likely to graduate from high school and 116% more likely to graduate from college.

educational success


96% of parents say their child's attitude toward school has improved

affordable home taxes

Homeowner Taxes

An estimated $300,000 in annual taxes is paid to municipalities by Lakeshore Habitat homeowners (for 150 homes).

home security

Security and Stability

57% of homeowners moved six or more times prior to becoming a Lakeshore Habitat homeowner

become a volunteer to help


12,768 hours were volunteered in fiscal year 2018-2019. Volunteering provides an opportunity to build community and be a part of the solution to the affordable housing crisis.

Learn more about Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity


Looking for more information? Let's talk!

Download our Strengthening Families, Building Community brochure and share with friends and family!

Campaign Cabinet and Endorsers

Cabinet Members

Shane and Laurey Ailes

Bill Badran

Randy and Deanna Bethke

Jesse and Marisol Cabrera

Calvin and Sarah Chanski

Mark DeRoo

Kevin and Kimberly Foster

Matt and Tamara Fox

Chuck and Julie Geenen

Kyle and Allison Geenen

Don and Rachael Hutchinson

Mark and Susan Johnson

Nick and Mary Rolinski

Nate and Bekah Schipper

Bob and Brenda Soeters

Don and Joy Vanden Brink

Ben and Kellye VanderWoude

Erich and Kristen VanRavenswaay

Endorsed By


Bayside Capital


BVW Property Management

Calvary Christian Reformed Church


Central Wesleyan Church


Christ Memorial Church


Community Action House


Community SPOKE




Engedi Church


Fellowship Reformed Church


First United Methodist Church of Holland


GDK Construction


Gentex Corporation

Good Samaritan Ministries



Holland Bread for the World Team


Holland Public Schools

Hope Church

Housing Next



Jubilee Ministries

Har Ye Kin

Kyle Geenen Group | Coldwell Banker


Lakeshore Advantage


Lakeshore Home Builders Association


Lakeshore Housing Alliance (a program of Greater Ottawa County United Way)


Rick Lyons


Phil Meyer

Moran Park Church

Movement West Michigan

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church

Pillar Church

Ready for School

Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence

Resurrection Life Church Holland

Ridge Point Community Church

Ronald Blue Trust

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church

Third Reformed Church

West Coast Chamber

Winning At Home

Zeeland Lumber & Supply

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