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Ferndale Housing Gets $206K Grant for Self-Sufficiency Programs

February 28th 2020

HUD Regional Director Joseph Galvin joined representatives of the FHC to present the giant check Friday morning at FHC’s Withington West. 

Ferndale Housing Director Gives Updates…

September 16th 2019

“What we are working on now you won’t even start to see for a few years. But it is going to completely change the face of public housing in Ferndale – for the better.”

Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County

November 27th 2018

  Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2018) Troy, MI- As rental prices continue to increase throughout Oakland County, so too are the problems associated with homelessness and housing instability.  A panel of leaders from various organizations met Nov. 14 in Troy to look at the scope of […]

Trees Cut Down for Development, Royal Oak Mayor Responds

August 14th 2018

Trees Cut Down for Development, Royal Oak Mayor Responds (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 14, 2018) Royal Oak, MI – A 186-unit development project approved four years ago has finally begun, leaving neighbors distressed over the loss of trees and the increase of residents who will be moving in. The former site of Mark Twain School […]

Ferndale Housing Commission Aiming for Grand Upgrades

July 23rd 2018

Ferndale Housing Commission Aiming for Grand Upgrades (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 23, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Federal funding has become available for housing authorities to upgrade and replace aging properties, and Ferndale Housing Commission has been invited to apply. “We get to dream a little dream,” said Ferndale Housing Director Heater VanPoucker.  “This is an […]

Drayton Ave. Presbyterian Could Become 32 Unit Housing Development

May 14th 2018

Drayton Ave. Presbyterian Could Become 32 Unit Housing Development (Crystal A Proxmire, May 14, 2018) Ferndale, MI – The Ferndale Planning Commission will hear about potential plans to turn the former Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church at 2241 Drayton into multi-family housing. Designhaus Architecture would like to turn the site into 32 apartment units and add […]

Plans Underway for Lakeview Townhouses in Novi

March 15th 2018

Plans Underway for Lakeview Townhouses in Novi (Drew Saunders, March 15, 2018) Novi, MI -A Robertson Brothers Homes proposal to construct 57 townhomes along Old Novi Road was met with concerns from potential neighbors at a public information meeting at Novi Library, Monday evening. Plans have not yet been submitted to the planning commission. This […]

Ferndale Adopts Requirement for Affordable Housing in New Developments

December 19th 2017

Ferndale Adopts Requirement for Affordable Housing in New Developments Ferndale, MI – The City of Ferndale adopted an inclusive housing policy Monday night that requires developers building with 25 or more units to reserve 25% of the units for affordable housing.  The requirement applies to future projects, not ones currently under construction.  It also applies […]

More Middle Housing Choices Coming to Ferndale

May 25th 2017

Part I: More Housing Choices Are Coming to Ferndale (Ferndale Mayor Pro Tem Melanie Piana, May 25, 2017, orig. May 18, 2017 at Meltropolis.com) Housing for All Ferndalians & Income Levels This is a two part blog post on the development growth spurt and new housing in Ferndale. In Part One: I explore why new […]

Deanna Tartaglia Fills Vacancy on Ferndale Housing Commission

March 27th 2017

Deanna Tartaglia Fills Vacancy on Ferndale Housing Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire,  March 27, 2017) Ferndale, MI – “It’s time to lean in girl.” That’s what Ferndale resident Deanna Tartaglia told herself after being one of hundreds of Ferndale women who participated in marches and demonstrations following the inauguration of President Donald Trump. “I felt moved […]