Housing Matters!

The Lakeshore Housing Alliance (LHA) believes that housing matters and that every resident of Ottawa County, Michigan deserves a safe and affordable place to call home.

Join us November 2-8, 2014 for HOUSING MATTERS, an effort to raise funds for homelesssness prevention initatives!  It’s easy.  Eat out at one of these participating restaurants – Hops at 84 East, 8th Street Grille, Salt and Pepper, Margarita’s, The Biscuit, New Holland Brewing Company, deBoer Bakkerij, JK’s Bakehouse – and add $1 to your meal bill.  When you give, your donation will go to long term solutions not just a quick fix.


Contact us for ways you can get involved!

What We Do

Close the front door to homelessness

  • Offer prevention services
  • Link consumers to existing permanent housing programs
  • Promote access to mainstream resources

Open the back door from homelessness

  • Ensure availability of emergency housing
  • Increase inventory of permanent supportive housing
  • Provide wraparound, intensive case-management services

Build infrastructure

  • Gather accurate data
  • Provide ongoing review of current housing market
  • Promote affordable home-ownership opportunities

Involve the community

  • Offer community presentations to educate about homelessness
  • Organize events including Project Homeless Connect and Soup for All
  • Encourage participation among elected officials in OAHC events
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What Our Partners Are Saying

The Lakeshore Housing Alliance’s collaboration with Greater Ottawa County United Way will expand the influence the Alliance has in our community by enhancing coordination of housing services and increasing access to resources for people who are facing housing instability.


It’s been an honor to join with representatives of non-profits, law enforcement and city government to respond to the needs of people unable to find safe, affordable, permanent housing in Ottawa County.  The Homeless Action Task Force has come up with an action plan to address some of the barriers to housing.


I am constantly impressed and moved by my interactions with people who are experiencing homelessness. The hard work, determination, and graciousness I witness every day is extraordinary. Getting to know those in our community who face the most significant barriers is nothing short of a gift.


I feel optimistic about future possibilities. Our community is a wonderful and beautiful place, with so much to offer, and we need to give everyone an equal chance to live and work here.

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