SW Lansing Help

Posted at 11:21 AM, Aug 21, 2016

Some great news for people in southwest Lansing.

The city announced it's getting a grant to help provide better jobs, food, and housing for the Pleasant Grove Holmes area.

The $60,000 grant will be used to turn the old school into a hub for community services.

Invest Health will use it to work with people and groups to find ways to build more affordable housing, reduce crime, and eliminate environmental hazards.

"We also have to realize that we have to work upstream of dealing with people's individual health issues and make our communities healthy so our people can thrive and be healthy in them."

Invest Health works with mid-size cities around the country to improve neighborhoods.

The grant is coming from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Reinvestment Fund.