Discover historic homes in Detroit rescued from the foreclosure crisis, completely handicap accessible apartments in the UP and brand new town homes providing a place to live for people who need it the most. Along the way find out about free home buyer workshops, a chance to improve your kitchen, and Martin Luther King’s trip to East Lansing in 1965.
Ready to Buy a Home
The Center for Financial Health holds in-person homebuyer workshops every month (classes were previously free; today registration is $25). They also provide housing, foreclosure and reverse mortgage counseling.
If you can’t attend the class in person, you can take it online for $99 at eHome America.
To find a housing or foreclosure counselor near you, go to MSHDA’s online counselor locator.
Genesee Gardens Cohousing, Lansing
Take a tour of a retrofit cohousing community in Lansing! At the end of a dead end street, this group of cohousers shares one community house and a community garden that was once a jumble of fences and paved lots behind four houses.
Quincy Haven Apartments, Hancock
These handicap accessible apartments reserved for people with disabilities are actually attached to another apartment building called Lakeview Manor, which is made of affordable apartments for seniors and low-income residents.
East Lansing Housing History, special interview with John Duley at Edgewood Village, Lansing
John Duley has lived through some drastic changes in housing in the Greater Lansing area, spanning protests against discriminatory housing practices, to a visit with Dr. Martin Luther King, to the foundation of Edgewood Village.