Episode 13: Building Up the Block


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He was on American Idol, has directed worship choirs since he was a teenager, and now Maurice (Mo) Townsend is the real estate developer MoTown Square affordable, senior housing project. To say that this is a passion project is an understatement: the Townsend family have been residents of this neighborhood for decades and Mo started the project with some of his own parcels. Tune in to hear Mo’s incredible journey and what advice he has for other young, aspiring developers.



Dwelling Place

Habitat For Humanity of Kent County

City of Grand Rapids Affordable Housing Fund


Orion Construction


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