"Everyone benefits when teachers and administrators live in a community where they serve," Battle Creek Public Schools Director of Transformation Dr. Anita Harvey tells Fox 17.
That's why the school district is offering up to $20,000 in down payment assistance for educators who live within BCPS and want to move into a home within the district. Rental assistance up to $4,500 per year.
The incentives are part of the Battle Creek Public Schools Housing and Rental Incentive Program, a partnership between BCPS, the City of Battle Creek, and the WK Kellogg Foundation.
The primary target area for downpayment assistance is in downtown Battle Creek.
The secondary target area is within the school district, just outside of downtown.
As of Dec. 29, 12 educators have used the grant on downpayment assistance and 12 educators have benefitted from the rental assistance.
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