Welcome to Housing Matters
Housing Matters, Inc. is a non-profit organization that believes in its mission 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.
Housing Matters intends to successfully execute their mission by focusing its resources on five areas...
Housing Matters strives to help individuals and families become homeowners. We work with community lenders and agencies with programs that help fulfill a family’s 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 with payment and utility budgeting, home repair savings and general homeownership responsibilities.
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 MI-WORKS for job placements.
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 started the Lee M. Sheldon Memorial Educational Scholarship and made it available to all Port Huron Housing Commission residents.
Although Self-Sufficiency is the key to anyone’s success, self-sufficiency is different with every individual and family to be considered successful. We are working with the Port Huron Housing Commission’s ROSS Grant team to work with individuals and families to case manage alongside them towards their goals of self-sufficiency, no matter what that goal is.
Housing Matters works as the nexus between individuals that want to start a business and the local agencies that can provide further education and guidance to become a successful entrepreneur. We help individuals achieve their start in the business ownership world.
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.
STAFF & BOARD
Housing Matters, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)(3) incorporated on February 3, 2012. It is led by CEO James A. Dewey and a three-member board. The board meets quarterly to discuss business.
James A Dewey, CEO
Suzanne Ward, CFO
Traci Jenks-Buck, Board President -Since 2022
Karly Hurley Board Member - Since 2023
Peter Eppley, Board Member - Since 2014
The board meets at 1:30pm
at 905 7th Street, Port Huron, MI
February 13, 2024
May 14, 2024
August 13, 2024
November 12, 2024
Lee M. Sheldon Memorial Education Scholarship Awards
Two awards of the Lee M. Sheldon Memorial Educational Scholarship up to $500.00 are made annually (eligible for $500 per year for up to four years to current residents of the Port Huron Housing Commission). The scholarship program is funded through private donations and is subject to the availability of funding.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00PM TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2024
Application Evaluation Port Huron Housing Commission staff will conduct an initial screening of applications and make recommendations based on the program requirements outlined within the application. The Housing Matters board will review applications from qualified applicants and confirm all Scholarship winners.
905 7th Street
Port Huron, MI 48060
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday