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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.”

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 […]

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 […]

HUD Report Looks at Homelessness Decline in Michigan, Nationwide Stats

December 6th 2017

HUD Report Looks at Homelessness Decline in Michigan, Nationwide Stats CHICAGO –  Homelessness declined in Michigan according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  While overall homelessness slightly increased nationally, HUD’s 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found the follow regarding homelessness across Michigan: In Michigan, […]

Ferndale Housing Commission Sets New Vision, Seeks Board Member UPDATED

December 17th 2016

Ferndale Housing Commission Sets New Vision, Seeks Board Member  UPDATED (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 16, 2016) Ferndale, MI – As Ferndale Housing Commission Director Heather Van Poucker prepares for her presentation to City Council on Monday, her main thought is on the residents of the housing program and how to show that they are the […]

Ferndale Housing Commission Hires New Executive Director

March 11th 2016

Ferndale Housing Commission Hires New Executive Director (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 11, 2016) Ferndale, MI – A new era is set to begin for the Ferndale Housing Commission as the New Executive Director starts Monday. Heather Van Poucker comes to the FHC from the Michigan Municipal League where she worked as Director, Information & Policy […]

Oak Park: Info Meeting July 15 on Sale of Jefferson School to Create Affordable Housing

July 13th 2015

Oak Park: Info Meeting July 15 on Sale of Jefferson School to Create Affordable Housing (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 13, 2015) New families could be moving into Oak Park, and the Ferndale School District, if plans pan out for a new affordable housing development at the Jefferson School Property located at 22001 Republic. Until recently […]

Ferndale Housing Commission Discusses HUD Report, Sets Deadlines for Progress

July 12th 2015

Ferndale Housing Commission Discusses HUD Report, Sets Deadlines for Progress (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 12, 2015) With new members Dan Martin serving as President and Ann Heler serving as Vice President, the Ferndale Housing Commission is working hard to address the list of concerns brought forward by the HUD review that came out June 11. […]

Ferndale Housing Commission Stops Wilson Payment, Votes to Sell Dodge Charger

June 29th 2015

Ferndale Housing Commission Stops Wilson Payment, Votes to Sell Dodge Charger (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 29, 2015) As former Housing Director Deborah Wilson sits in a prison cell for 1-15 years for breaking into vulnerable resident’s apartments and stealing their prescription medications, the Ferndale Housing Commission (FHC) continues to unravel the mess left she left […]