Grand Rapids, MI (2023)

Mel Trotter Industries

Mel Trotter Ministries Creating New Opportunities in Grand Rapids


  • NMTC Amount: $23,000,000
  • Total Project Cost: $23,000,000


  • 116 new units of transitional housing and 400 emergency shelter beds


Project Description

Project includes the renovation and new construction of three buildings in Grand Rapids, MI. One building will be a 16,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility to be leased to minority-owned tier-one supplier. The second building will be a renovated two-story mixed-use building with transitional workforce housing units, skilled job training facility and construction employment office. The third building will expand Mel Trotter’s existing facility to include 116 new units of transitional housing and 400 emergency shelter beds and office space for supportive services.

“This multi-site development reflects the alchemy possible when mission-driven partners join forces to create extraordinary opportunities for vulnerable communities,” said Peter Giles, Cinnaire Senior Vice President, Business Development. “Cinnaire’s NMTC investments are focused on transformative projects supporting equitable communities. This project will provide housing stability while expanding economic opportunities through job training and employment, critical components to putting those who need us most on the path towards a better future. Cinnaire is proud to join our CDFI partners to support Mel Trotter Ministries as they embark on this impactful journey.”


Address: 225 Commerce Avenue Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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