U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development Community Programs Director for Michigan Christine Maxwell today joined local officials to celebrate the ground breaking on a 108 bed dormitory construction project at Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville, MI.
“Safe, sanitary housing is important for everyone and student housing should be no exception,” said Maxwell. “This on site dormitory will be the first of its kind at Glen Oaks Community College. Not only will it allow the College to better compete for students from outside the local commuting area, but it will provide a safe and secure location for students to live while they focus on learning and preparing for their futures.”
USDA Rural Development provided a $6,500,000 Community Facilities Loan to support the project. The facility will be approximately 3,400 square feet and will offer 2 and 4 bed suites that will utilize shared bathrooms and kitchens. In total, 108 beds will become available for student use once construction concludes in fall 2017.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has a portfolio of programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. Under the Obama Administration, USDA Rural Development has invested more than $7.2 billion in Michigan projects.