Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region Recognized for Affordable Housing

The Habitat for Humanity in the Grand Traverse area is being recognized for its affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region won a 2016 Housing Innovation award from the U.S. Department of Energy for its Depot Neighborhood, recognizing the quality of the Traverse City neighborhood’s affordable housing.

The net-zero energy homes emit as much energy as they consume.

The award means others involved in affordable housing can look to the Habitat for Humanity as an example to model.

“It’s a beautiful area,” said Habitat for Humanity board member, Ryan McCoon. “There’s lots of lakefront and that housing can be very, very expensive. But we still have young couples and we have working class who need that affordable housing.”

The Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region will be formally recognized at a ceremony in the end of September.