|About||Housing Matters, Inc. is a non-profit organization that believes in its mission to assist, support and connect persons in need with housing matters.|
|Mission||The mission of Housing Matters Inc., is to assist, support and connect persons in need with housing matters; support and promote families, neighborhoods and economic self-sufficiency; and to partner with local agencies to expand the service to persons of low to moderate income, including seniors and persons with disabilities, any lawful purpose pursuant to the Michigan Housing Facilities Act of 1933 and amendments, and acquire or develop properties for mixed income persons providing opportunities for self-sufficiency.|
Housing Matters, Inc. intends to successfully execute their mission by focusing its resources on the following five areas:
Homeownership: Housing Matters strives to help individuals and families become homeowners. We are working with community lenders and agencies with programs that help fulfill a families dream of homeownership. We do this by connecting the people to the available resources and help walk them through the process to becoming a successful homeowner. We hope to be able to offer homeownership trainings in the near future that would allow us to walk alongside the new homeowner and help them with payment and utility budgeting, home repair savings and general homeownership responsibilities.
Employment: Housing Matters works closely with the Port Huron Housing Commission and their Resident Opportunity for Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Grant team to provide listings of available jobs in our community. We also work with the MI-WORKS Young Professionals program to not only encourage these young professionals to participate in the program but to also help place these young professionals in jobs throughout the community. We have partnered with the Port Huron Housing Commission and their HUD Section 3 program to assist eligible low income residents in obtaining work and or training through job opportunities that are created through their Capital Fund Program.
Education: Housing Matters takes education for low income people very seriously as we believe that an education is the first step to breaking the poverty cycle within a family. We believe this so much that we have partnered and have started a college scholarship program for the residents of the Port Huron Housing Commission. Each year at least two $500.00 scholarships are made available to residents who apply and meet the application criteria. They can receive up to 4 scholarships totaling $2,000.00 over their educational career. We are also working closely with the St. Clair County Community College on this