Residents faced with foreclosure have another lifeline to turn to, local housing experts say.
Grand Haven Housing Coordinator Char Seise said the Step Forward Michigan program has nearly $490 million available to assist homeowners in the state who are struggling.
More than a year after a roof collapse at D. Baker & Son Lumber Co. destroyed the business' woodshed at 720 Pennoyer Ave., employees are returning home.
"Everyone is glad to be back and be home,' Baker Lumber owner Nada Edson said. "It feels like home.'
While many in the community might see them as another place to go, the city of Grand Haven has a portfolio of property that they own and lease to businesses.
"Chinook Pier is probably the most visible of them all,' City Manager Pat McGinnis said.
Work is under way to restore the large Chevrolet "bowtie' sign that has shown bright along U.S. 31 on Grand Haven's south side for more than 47 years.
Postema Signs & Graphics in Grand Rapids is restoring the sign, and they hope to be finished with the project by the end of the month.
All Is Well Amen Ministries, a local nonprofit Christian ministry, will be hosting a free public event at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave., to share the love of Jesus and help those suffering with through the pain of loss.