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.
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.
Did you know that in Ottawa County . . .
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.
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!
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.
You can support this campaign through:
A one-time cash gift
A multiple-year pledge commitment (may be paid over a three-year period)
A gift of appreciated assets (i.e., stock)
The donation of an appreciated asset (e.g., property, an automobile, collectible)
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, homeownership has long-lasting, life-changing impacts.
Campaign Cabinet & Endorsers
Shane and LaureyAiles
Randy and Deanna Bethke
Jesse and Marisol Cabrera
Calvin and Sarah Chanski
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
BVW Property Management
Calvary Christian Reformed Church
Central Wesleyan Church
Christ Memorial Church
Community Action House
Fellowship Reformed Church
First United Methodist Church of Holland
Good Samaritan Ministries
Holland Bread for the World Team
Holland Public Schools
Har Ye Kin
Kyle Geenen Group | Coldwell Banker
Lakeshore Home Builders Association
Lakeshore Housing Alliance (a program of Greater Ottawa County United Way)
Moran Park Church
Movement West Michigan
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic 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