Housing Matters!

The Lakeshore Housing Alliance (LHA) believes that housing matters and that every resident of Ottawa County, Michigan deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. As the Continuum of Care program provider for Ottawa County, the LHA seeks to identify needs, to develop a vision, and to encourage the coordination of responses to the barriers to housing. The Lakeshore Housing Alliance annually facilitates the application for and distribution of over $1,000,000 in federal and state grants for services to homeless persons in Ottawa County. This funding supports transitional housing, emergency shelter, employment supports, homelessness prevention and data base management.

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What We Do

Close the front door to homelessness

  • Offer prevention services
  • Link consumers to existing permanent housing programs
  • Promote access to mainstream resources

Open the back door from homelessness

  • Ensure availability of emergency housing
  • Increase inventory of permanent supportive housing
  • Provide wraparound, intensive case-management services

Build infrastructure

  • Gather accurate data
  • Provide ongoing review of current housing market
  • Promote affordable home-ownership opportunities

Involve the community

  • Offer community presentations to educate about homelessness
  • Organize events including Project Homeless Connect and Soup for All
  • Encourage participation among elected officials in OAHC events
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What Our Partners Are Saying

The Lakeshore Housing Alliance's collaboration with Greater Ottawa County United Way will expand the influence the Alliance has in our community by enhancing coordination of housing services and increasing access to resources for people who are facing housing instability.
CMH_logo Anna Bednarek Community Mental Health of Ottawa County
On June 6, 2013, the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan joined the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and twelve of its member organizations around the country to announce a partnership with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. that will provide funds to foster homeownership, assist with rebuilding and stabilizing neighborhoods of color injured by the foreclosure crisis, and promote diverse, inclusive communities... Click here for the full announcement.  
Fair Housing Center of West Michigan
It’s been an honor to join with representatives of non-profits, law enforcement and city government to respond to the needs of people unable to find safe, affordable, permanent housing in Ottawa County.  The Homeless Action Task Force has come up with an action plan to address some of the barriers to housing.
profile Lyn Raymond Coordinator, Lakeshore Housing Alliance
I am constantly impressed and moved by my interactions with people who are experiencing homelessness. The hard work, determination, and graciousness I witness every day is extraordinary. Getting to know those in our community who face the most significant barriers is nothing short of a gift.
GSM_colors Angela Maxwell Good Samaritan Ministries
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