Tiny homes coming to Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood as affordable housing solution

KALAMAZOO, MI — The first phase of the Tiny Houses of HOPE project will break ground in Kalamazoo on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The first phase will focus on Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood adding six tiny homes and a center for wrap-around services for the nonprofit Helping Other People Exceed (HOPE) thru Navigation.

The $500,000 project has been years in the making as HOPE Thru Navigation founder Gwendolyn Hooker was adamant about creating an affordable housing solution for the population her nonprofit serves.

Related: Affordable tiny home neighborhood planned in Kalamazoo

The tiny homes will be available for those who have been incarcerated, have at least one year of sobriety under their belt and are currently employed. Hooker said she already has 200 candidates in Kalamazoo who fit this description.

Through her work at HOPE thru Navigation, Hooker said she was continually seeing clients couch surfing because they were turned away from

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Woodbury Home On Sale For $919K

WOODBURY, MN — This Woodbury home is on the market now for $919,000. The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom house was built in 2008.



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It spans 6,050 square-feet.

Here are more of the listing details of the home. Click on the address to see additional photos.

  • Address: 6507 Orchard Ridge Trl, Woodbury, Minnesota
  • Price: $919,000
  • Square Feet: 6050
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 7 Baths
  • Built: 1999
  • Features: RARE, executive & elegant home on PRIVATE 3 ACRES offering endless features & lovingly maintained by 1owner. You are greeted with high ceilings, gorgeous Granite floors & natural light. Gourmet kitchenfeatures custom Cherry cabinets, gas range, double ovens, abundant counter/cabinet space & opens to anAMAZING Two-story great room with a HUGE Stone surround fireplace, views of the library & access toexpansive CEDAR deck! Walk-out lower level has a stunning full size bar with a complement of appliances;theater room with tiered seating; workout room & sauna.
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Florida governor’s order on evictions, foreclosures expires

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Pointing to a move by the federal government to halt evictions, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday let expire an executive order aimed at limiting evictions and foreclosures.

DeSantis on Aug. 31 approved a one-month extension of an order to prevent foreclosures and evictions involving residents “adversely” affected by COVID-19. That order made clear foreclosures and evictions could move forward in circumstances unrelated to the pandemic, such as for non-payment of rent.

But on Sept. 4, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order to halt evictions through the end of the year “to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.”

In a memo Wednesday, DeSantis said he was allowing his executive order to expire to avoid confusion.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently enacted a nationwide residential evictions order that provides federal eviction relief to persons who submit a valid declaration to their

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Heritage Home With Designer Features In Park-like Gardens Goes Up For Sale


An enormous family home – believed to be one of the
biggest in its Auckland suburb – whose interior décor
design styles span two different centuries has been placed
on the market for sale.

The
469 square metre home at 46 Lloyd Avenue sits on a massive
2,233 square metres of mature landscaped land and gardens
– adjoining Mt Albert Croquet Club’s pristine mown
lawns, and with Ferndale Park on the other side of the
grounds.

Current owners Anne and John Land have
retained the immaculately maintained north-facing home for
the past 44 years – adding the second storey to the
original villa cross bungalow and modernising all of the
lower level. It has only had one other owner prior to that
– built by the Garlick family who also erected Mount
Albert’s Ferndale House which hosts community
events.

The substantial

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Best Nursing Homes – Massachusetts

America’s Best Nursing Homes 2021


Choosing a nursing home for an aging family member has always been a heavy responsibility. As the COVID-19 pandemic showed with heartbreaking clarity, it can even be a matter of life and death.

That’s why Newsweek once again partnered with respected global data research firm Statista to establish a ranking of Best Nursing Homes, providing information and insights to help our readers understand their options at a very challenging time.

America’s Best Nursing Homes 2021 highlights the nation’s top nursing homes (compared to others in the same state) based on performance data, peer recommendations and the facility’s handling of the COVID-19 threat. In building these rankings, Statista and Newsweek took extensive, multiple measures to address the impact of the outbreak. Our objective: to recognize the facilities which have put in place the best possible responses and protocols.

Our ranking identifies the 400 top facilities across

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Amazon blocks sale of merchandise with “stand back” and “stand by”

Amazon and other online retailers are pulling merchandise from their sites emblazoned with the words “stand back” and “stand by” and displaying the insignia of the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group. 

Shirts bearing the words cropped up for sale after President Donald Trump uttered the phrase on Tuesday night, referring to the white supremacist group, during his debate with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Individuals associated with the Proud Boys online took Mr. Trump’s directive as words of encouragement, and products displaying the phrase quickly made their way onto sites including Amazon and Teespring, an online platform that lets users create and sell their own merchandise. 

But Amazon began blocking sales of the items on Wednesday, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed. “All sellers must follow

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Best Nursing Homes – Wisconsin

America’s Best Nursing Homes 2021


Choosing a nursing home for an aging family member has always been a heavy responsibility. As the COVID-19 pandemic showed with heartbreaking clarity, it can even be a matter of life and death.

That’s why Newsweek once again partnered with respected global data research firm Statista to establish a ranking of Best Nursing Homes, providing information and insights to help our readers understand their options at a very challenging time.

America’s Best Nursing Homes 2021 highlights the nation’s top nursing homes (compared to others in the same state) based on performance data, peer recommendations and the facility’s handling of the COVID-19 threat. In building these rankings, Statista and Newsweek took extensive, multiple measures to address the impact of the outbreak. Our objective: to recognize the facilities which have put in place the best possible responses and protocols.

Our ranking identifies the 400 top facilities across

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Alabama nursing homes to allow limited in-person visits

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday the resumption on Oct. 2 of limited in-person visits to nursing homes more than six months after they locked down in response to coronavirus.

Each nursing home resident will be allowed one caregiver or visitor at a time. Nursing homes can only permit indoor visits if they have not had a positive coronavirus case in two weeks, according to the Alabama Nursing Home Association. Facilities can limit the total number of visitors at one time and masks and social distancing will be required.

The Alabama Nursing Home Association provided the following guidance to family members:

· Do schedule an appointment to visit with your loved one

· Do use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before, during and after your visit

· Do wear a mask covering your mouth and nose during your entire visit in the facility

· Do maintain social distance of at least six

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Black Americans are leaving their homes to start their own all-Black communities

This report is part of “Turning Point,” a groundbreaking series by ABC News examining the racial reckoning sweeping the United States and exploring whether it can lead to lasting reconciliation.

For now, the small parcel of land known as Freedom, Georgia, is just a campground on red clay under the hot sun. But for the Black Americans who are moving here, it’s a dream.

So far, about 19 families, most of whom are from Georgia, have pooled their money to buy the nearly 97 acres of land in Wilkinson County, which is located about two hours south of Atlanta. It’s their escape, they said, from the everyday racism that feels like a part of life in the United States.

PHOTO: About 19 families, most of whom are from Georgia, have pooled their money to buy the nearly 97 acres of land in Wilkinson County, which is located about two hours south of Atlanta to establish Freedom, Georgia.

About 19 families, most of whom are from Georgia, have pooled their money to buy the nearly 97 acres of land in Wilkinson County, which is located about two hours south

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Jazz Musician David Brubeck’s Japanese-Inspired Home Is For Sale

David Brubeck is best known for his contributions to jazz, but the Wilton, Connecticut, home where he resided until his death at the age of 91 in 2012 is its own kind of masterpiece, and it is now for sale for the first time ever. Listed at $2.75 million, the eight-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom dwelling was custom built by the “Take Five” musician in 1963.

<div class="caption"> Throughout the 7.5-acre property are outdoor elements that add pops of red, like this moon gate. </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Kyle P Norton / Courtesy of Douglas Elliman</cite>

Throughout the 7.5-acre property are outdoor elements that add pops of red, like this moon gate.

Photo: Kyle P Norton / Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Brubeck was inspired by Japanese architecture after visiting the country on tour, and the residence features a number of Asian-inspired elements including a red moon gate, a garden with fountains and bridges, and shoji screens. The dining room furniture, which is still inside the home, was custom-made for the space by George Nakashima.

<div class="caption"> This living space features 20-foot-high ceilings. </div> <cite class="credit">Photo: Kyle P Norton / Courtesy of Douglas Elliman</cite>

This living space features 20-foot-high ceilings.

Photo: Kyle P

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