A GOOD Affordable Housing Solution
Carson Square is Goodwill Northern Michigan’s 100% permanent, supportive housing community for families and individuals facing homelessness and for survivors of domestic violence and assault. The 36-unit community opened in April 2016 and features 16 two-bedroom and 20 one-bedroom apartments and is located in Garfield Township. is located on the 800 block of Carson Street in Traverse City.
At Carson Square, a team of Goodwill case managers will work with tenants to help them keep their housing and make their rent payments, with the ultimate goal of getting them on their way to independence. Each tenant will have a lease agreement and be required to follow rules like in any other apartment rental. This Goodwill housing community will also offer a conducive opportunity for residents to not only live together but learn from one another to potentially overcome obstacles that may have caused homelessness in their own personal lives. Since the notion of affordability is relative to one’s income, the rent for each tenant will be 30% of his/her net income, which is dependent on the unique circumstance of each individual. State and federal funding will cover the remainder of the rent.