Cleveland Manor receives $50,000 Consumers Energy Foundation grant

MIDLAND, Mich. (January 14, 2022) – Cleveland Manor has received a $50,000 grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation to support the renovation of 105 apartments. The funding will help preserve affordable housing for people age 62 and older living on a limited income.

“Consumers Energy is committed to helping Michigan residents stay safe and warm in their homes this winter and in all seasons,” said Carolyn Bloodworth, secretary/treasurer of the Consumers Energy Foundation. “We are happy to support Cleveland Manor and their mission, which is so important to the Midland community.”

Cleveland Manor’s original building, Cleveland Manor I, was built in 1968 and now needs plumbing and electrical upgrades. The planned renovation will also provide residents with amenities intended to improve their quality of life, such as walk-in showers and upgraded water heaters. The estimated budget for the project is $3.48 million.

“As a nonprofit, support from the community is key to our success,” said Trudy Laufer, executive director of Cleveland Manor. “We are incredibly grateful for this gift from the Consumers Energy Foundation.”

The grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation brings the total funds raised from charitable sources to $2.75 million. Cleveland Manor is providing an additional $300,000 and has more grant applications still under consideration.

About Cleveland Manor

Cleveland Manor I is located at 2200 Cleveland Avenue in Midland, Michigan. It was the first apartment building in the city of Midland to provide an affordable rental option for seniors. The building sits on seven acres in a residential area with its sister complex, Cleveland Manor II. Both buildings are run by nonprofit organizations, collectively called Cleveland Manor. To learn more about Cleveland Manor, visit www.clevelandmanor.org, call (989) 631-6480, TTY (800) 649-3777, or email info@clevelandmanor.org.

About the Consumers Energy Foundation

The Consumers Energy Foundation is the charitable arm of Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider. The Consumers Energy Foundation enables communities to thrive and grow by investing in what’s most important to Michigan – its people, our planet and Michigan’s prosperity. In 2020, the Consumers Energy Foundation, Consumers Energy and its employees and retirees contributed over $19 million to Michigan nonprofits. For more information about the Consumers Energy Foundation, visit www.ConsumersEnergy.com/foundation.

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