Council To Continue As Sponsor of Kennedy Apartments

Wahpeton Daily News - 07/26/2016

With a 6-0 vote Monday, July 25 Wahpeton’s City Council approved entering into a loan agreement that will have the city continue as sponsor for the upcoming Kennedy Park Apartments... more

YMCA Opens New Early Childhood Center In Ishpeming

Second Wave Upper Peninsula - 03/16/2016

Patterned after the existing and popular ECDC in Marquette, the new Ishpeming center will be located in the newly-renovated Phelps Square, formerly the Phelps Middle School, at 700 E. North Street... more

Affordable Housing in Wahpeton, ND Gets Green Light

Wahpeton Daily News - 11/27/2015

Earlier this month, the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency awarded over $2.6 million in low-income housing tax credits to applicant developers... more

City Backs 48-Unit Apartment Proposal for Southeast Huron

Plainsman - 07/22/2015

A property management company's proposal to build a 48-unit apartment complex targeting senior households in southeast Huron has the approval of the City Commission... more

Lander Blue Ridge Apartments Infrastructure

Wyoming Business Council

The city of Lander received $460,000 in CDBG Housing Infrastructure funds to improve an existing water and sewer line. The project assisted in addressing a major housing shortage in Lander... more

Two Housing Projects Get The Go-Ahead From County

McKenzie County Farmer - 12/30/2014

Two very large housing projects in Watford City have been approved and purchasing agreements signed by the McKenzie County Board of Commissioners... more

State Awards More Than $8.4 Million to McKenzie County Development

North Dakota Housing News - 11/04/2014

McKenzie Park Apartments (Watford City, ND) was selected to receive $1.247 million in development support from HIF (Housing Incentive Fund) following a recent funding round... more

Affordable Senior Apartment Homes Complete

The Roundup - 08/27/2014

Additional affordable housing options for seniors opened in Williston today when G.A. Haan Development hosted an event for Williston Senior Apartments Homes II... more

Downstate developer breathes new life into Ishpeming school

ABC 10 - Upper Peninsula - 07/21/2014

A former Ishpeming school is getting a new lease on life. G.A. Haan Development of Harbor Springs recently finalized their purchase of the C.L. Phelps Middle School, which has been closed since the winter of 2010... more

Lansing council OKs $15M affordable housing project at School for the Blind campus

Lansing State Journal - 06/30/2014

The former administration building on the campus of the Michigan School for the Blind will be revived as affordable housing units under a $15 million plan approved Monday... more

Apartments planned for former Michigan School for the Blind building in $15 million transformation - 04/13/2014

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero announced a plan today to redevelop the Abigail Building on the campus of the former Michigan School for the Blind that would turn the 164-year-old building into low-income residential apartments... more

Mayor and Developer cut the ribbon on Lander’s new Blue Ridge Apartments

County 10 - 01/31/2014

Mayor Mick Wolfe on Thursday evening cut the ribbon on the recently completed affordable housing project, Blue Ridge Apartments.… more

Phelps School facelift expected to begin in 2014

Mining Journal - 12/3/2013

After making some minor architectural changes to site plans, the downstate development company with an agreement to buy the former C.L. Phelps School expects to begin construction next year to turn the school building into low- and moderate-income housing.… more

Affordable housing on the way

Williston Herald - 9/9/2013

A few lucky senior citizens with moderate incomes in Williston will soon no longer have to worry about finding affordable housing. On Thursday, the second phase of the Williston Senior Apartment Homes located at 2610 24th Street West broke ground… more

Development Will Add More Affordable Senior Apartments

North Dakota Housing News - 9/5/2013

More area seniors will soon be able to make the Williston Senior Apartment Homes their home. G.A. Haan Development and the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) broke ground today for 21 additional affordable apartments at the complex… more

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit: Overcoming Barriers to Affordable Housing in Rural America

Rapoza Associates - August, 2013

Meadowview Apartments in Worland, Wyoming is highlighted as an LIHTC development… more

Work on a new senior care facility to start late this year

Grand Rapids Business Journal - 6/28/2013

G.A. Haan Development of Harbor Springs has the city's blessing to convert the former Riverside Elementary School at 2420 Coit Ave. NE into Riverside Senior Care, an assisted living and memory care facility that will accommodate up to 55 seniors… more

Letter From Dan Benishek M.D., Member of Congress


It is with great pleasure that I take this opportunity to congratulate G.A. Haan Development, LLC on being awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority… more

Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers of 2012

Affordable Housing Finance - 5/10/2013

AHF reveals its annual lists of top developers, owners, and firms completing acquisitions and rehabs… more

Riverside Senior Care Gets Authority’s OK

The Grand Rapids Business Journal ( - 5/3/2013

A Harbor Springs multi-family housing developer had its plan amendment approved by the Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority for a new senior living center on the city’s northeast side… more

Plan to convert Riverside School to senior housing qualifies for tax breaks

The Grand Rapids Press ( - 5/2/2013

A $7 million plan to convert Riverside Elementary School into a 55-unit licensed senior care facility took a step forward on Thursday, May 2, when the city’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approved a series of tax breaks for the project… more

Housing Agency Allocates Federal Tax Credits

North Dakota Housing Finance Agency - 03/11/2013

Bismark, ND — The Industrial Commission announced today that the North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) has made conditional commitments to five multifamily housing developers for $2.61 million in federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)… more

Press Release: Funding Approved for Phelps Square Apartments

G.A. Haan Development - 02/26/2012

G.A. Haan Development is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $764,000 in HOME Investment Partnership Program funds by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) for Phelps Square Apartments. These funds will be used to create 24 affordable family units at the site formerly known as Phelps School in Ishpeming. HOME funds are a federal resource that are administered by MSHDA and assist in the creation of affordable housing.

“We’re grateful that MSHDA has recognized the importance of this project to the city of Ishpeming, and we’re excited to see Phelps Square become a reality” said Gerald Haan, principal of G.A. Haan Development. The next hurdle for Phelps Square comes in the form of an application for housing tax credits, which is due to MSHDA by February 15th.

Questions about Phelps Square should be directed to Ben Ide, Development Coordinator for G.A. Haan Development, at (231) 526-7380.

G.A. Haan Development recognized for three Wyoming Projects

Affordable Housing Finance - Nov/Dec 2012

New affordable housing has come to three rural Wyoming communities this year. G.A. Haan Development has opened 12-unit properties in Douglas, Marbleton, and Worland… more

Infrastructure upgrades approved for low-income apartments

County 10 - 10/10/2012

The Lander City Council on Tuesday night approved a $678,272 bid for utility infrastructure leading out to the planned Blue Ridge Apartments… more

Grand Rapids sells Riverside North Elementary for $510,000 to company for senior housing facility

The Grand Rapids Press ( - 7/11/2012

Grand Rapids Public Schools sold Riverside North Elementary today for $510,000 to G.A. Haan Development in Harbor Springs to develop a senior assisted living center... more

Grand Rapids deal to sell Riverside Elementary for $510,000 for senior housing expected to close soon

The Grand Rapids Press ( - 6/21/2012

"We really feel very positive about the project and things are on the normal track," said Haan, owner of GA Haan Development in Harbor Springs... more

Former Phelps School Rezoned

The Mining Journal - 5/26/2012

The Ishpeming City Council has rezoned the property containing the former C.L. Phelps Middle School, an act needed to enable its conversion into an apartment building for low to middle income residents... more

Tax Credit Granted for Low-Income Housing Project

Lander Journal - 5/20/2012

The Wyoming Community Development Authority last month approved $4.77 million in tax credits to go toward the implementation of G.A. Haan Development's Blue Ridge Apartments... more

Lt. Governor Brian Calley Presents 2012 Governor's Awards for Historic Preservation at Michigan State Capitol

PRNewswire / Michigan State Housing Development Authority - 5/2/2012

Lt. Governor Brian Calley, Gary Heidel, executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, and State Historic Preservation Officer Brian Conway presented 17 recipients with 2012 Governor's Awards for Historic Preservation today in the state capitol... more

Stearns Bank Ad: Congratulations to G.A. Haan Development

Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits - April, 2012

Park Place Center is a great example of a development company with a "find a way" attitude to bring the much needed low income housing to the area through the redevelopment of a historical property… more

SDHDA Awards $5.5 Million in Housing Development and Rehabilitation Funding

SDHDA News - 4/30/2012

Recently South Dakota Housing Development Authority’s (SDHDA) Board of Commissioners approved $2.64 million in Housing Tax Credits and $2.86 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding for housing development and rehabilitation across the state... more

2012 Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation Announced

Michigan State Housing Development Authority - 4/2/2012

Governor Rick Snyder and Gary Heidel, executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, announced the selection of the 2012 Governor’s Awards for Historic Preservation... more

N.D. Allocates LIHTCs

Affordable Housing Finance - 3/22/2012

The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency has granted $2.1 million in low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) reservations to four developments... more

Tax credits OK'd for low-income apartments in Dickinson

The Dickinson Press - 3/22/2012

A Michigan developer will get $608,944 in tax credits to build Lincoln Park Townhomes in Dickinson for low-income renters and if all goes as anticipated there will be 40 rentable units by summer 2013, the developer and state officials said Wednesday... more

Michigan’s Park Place City Center recognized for financial innovation

RealEstateRama - 1/19/2012

Nixon Peabody LLP advised client G. A. Haan Development in the Park Place City Center, an affordable, 24-unit mixed-use Michigan development, which has been awarded a Development of Distinction Award, Honorable Mention, in the Financial Innovation category… more

Developments of Distinction 2011

Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits - 1/15/2012

It took G.A. Haan Development three attempts to secure 9 percent low-income housing tax credits for Park Place City Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Due to the economic downturn; Haan was unable to sell the credits. Along came the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act… more

Governor supports low rent housing

Williston Herald - 8/30/2011

Work on one housing development is set to begin on Wednesday while another development is officially opened. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the planned Nokota Ridge apartment complex will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. G.A. Haan Development… more

Governor to be in town for apartment ceremonies

Williston Herald - 8/30/2011

Work on one housing development is set to begin on Wednesday while another development is officially opened. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the planned Nokota Ridge apartment complex will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. G.A. Haan Development… more

Michigan developer to build low-income apartments

Douglas Budget - 7/13/2011

A new, low-income, 12-unit housing development is taking shape in Douglas, as an out-of-town developer has submitted site plans to the city and been granted federal tax credits. A spokesman for the developer, G.A. Haan Development, based in… more

Park Place City Center nearing completion

Sault Ste. Marie Evening News - 1/17/2011

Park Place City Center — incorporating the old Central Savings Bank building and the Masonic building on the 400 block of Ashmun — should be completed by the early spring, says one of the project's developers. “We're 75 percent finished,” estimated… more

City OK’s project tax break

Williston Herald - 11/24/2010

The Williston City Commission approved a tax incentive to a developer for a proposed housing development for low income housing during its meeting Tuesday evening. Gerry Haan, who was representing Nokota Ridge LLC, brought forward a request… more

Historic District

Sault Ste. Marie Evening News - 11/16/2010

The Sault Ste. Marie City Commission on Monday charged its historical committee to study the viability of establishing a local historic district for Park Place Center, which will encompass the old Central Savings Bank and Masonic buildings… more

Gerald Haan

City of Riverton Calendar - 8/29/2010

Affordable housing is necessary continued growth of Wyoming. That’s why my company, GA Haan Development, decided to build affordable, multi-family housing projects in Wyoming. We completed the Woodridge Apartments in Riverton in late 2008… more

Michigan’s Bold Plan

Affordable Housing Finance Magazine - April/May 2010

Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) officials knew they had an opportunity to take a bite out of the state’s housing and economic crisis. They, along with their counterparts in each state, were charged with implementing… more

Renovations on tap for old CSB building

Sault Ste. Marie Evening News - 1/19/2010

Haan Development has announced the purchase of the Masonic and Adams buildings in downtown Sault Ste. Marie — which should clear the way for renovation of the old Central Savings Bank building at the corner of Ashmun and Spruce… more

Old CSB building renovation clears hurdle

Sault Ste. Marie Evening News - 9/30/2009

The old Central Savings Bank building on the corner of Ashmun and Spruce streets moved a step closer to once again becoming a key centerpiece of downtown Sault Ste. Marie with the announcement of a mortgage loan through the… more