Permanent: Tenants may live in their homes as long as they meet the basic obligations of tenancy, such as paying rent.
Supportive: Tenants have access to the support services that they need and want to retain housing. Housing: Tenants have a private and secure place to make their home, just like other members of the community, with the same rights and responsibilities.
NMSH owns two 4-unit apartment buildings (12th Street and Three Mile) and two single family homes (Titus and Fair St). We are also partnering in two other multi-unit apartment buildings (Woodmere and Bay Front). The rest of our clients live in homes and apartments that are leased from private landlords. Our clients live among other Grand Traverse region residents with a goal of integration and contribution.
All services are designed to build independent living and tenancy skills and connect people with community-based health care, treatment and employment services. These include, but are not limited to: budget counseling, life-skills training, and case management services.
Clients have state or federal housing subsidies and are required to pay 30% of their income toward their rent and utilities while NMSH subsidizes the remaining rent and utilities with HUD grants and community contributions.
NMSH, along with other service providers in our community, are participants of the Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness. The NWCEH has a central phone number (1-844-900-0500) that potential clients can utilize. NWCEH conducts assessments (Coordinated Entry Assessments) which help determine eligibility such as chronically homeless, as well as, help prioritize people who have the highest chronicity and acuity for our housing program. NMSH meets monthly with NWCEH to prioritize potential clients.
Our biggest need is always the financial support of our community and donors. Please see our donation page to help. Our second biggest need is new landlords willing to rent affordable housing to our clients. We operate below capacity because of the need for affordable housing in our community. If you are a landlord and want more information or are interested in renting with NMSH, call us at 231.929.1309.