Third Coast Homes is a new partnership formed between Good Samaritan Ministries and Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity. It joins the larger community strategy around affordable housing and begins the hands-on work needed to provide a variety of housing options for the greater Holland community. Both organizations have been on the front lines of addressing our community's housing challenges and each brings unique capabilities to the partnership.
The first initiative of Third Coast Homes is an affordable, four-unit, micro-community in Holland Charter Township, just outside the city of Zeeland. Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity and Good Samaritan Ministries are co-developers and owners, with Good Samaritan Ministries serving as the manager of the property and provider of supportive services to ensure the project's success.
The first project is complete, and we expect to have families living in the units beginning in February 2019. Currently, we are meeting with nonprofits in the area and working on the next project. We hope to announce more in April."
WZZM News Coverage on Ribbon Cutting for first units:
Affordable housing project now complete in Ottawa County - January 2019
"Thank you all for helping us through a difficult time.
This beautiful place has brought smiles to my children's faces.
All your hard work shows, and we feel honored to be here.
God bless you all who helped make this possible."
- Robert Warren, Third Coast Homes Tennant