The Michigan School for the Blind library has been re-imagined and renovated to become Mid-Michigan's premier space for home-owner assistance and education. A LEED certified reconstruction of a phenominal space, the Neighborhood Empowerment Center aims to be a vital part of Lansing's rebirth. It is the culmination of a lot of planning, organizing and investing by the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition.
In spring of 2009 the GLHC purchased the building with the assistance of the City of Lansing. The City of Lansing and MSHDA (Michigan State Housing Development Authority) helped fund the $2.1 million project with federal Neighborhood Stabilization dollars. This allowed GLHC to proceed with renovating the 17,000 square foot building to the west of the Old Town district. Not only is the GLHC now operating out of the building, the organization’s tenants include Head Start and the Ingham County Land Bank. The building also has many public areas in to visit and use for meeting space, and a town hall center.
Greater Lansing Housing Coalition installs rotating art and sculpture exhibits and owns a permanent collection of local artists works.
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