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STAFF & BOARD

Sarah Lucas, Executive Director

sarah@housingnorth.org

Steve Schnell, Housing Ready Program Director, Charlevoix County

steve@housingnorth.org

 

Frank Clements

Leelanau County Housing 
Action Committee

 

Precia Garland

Missaukee County 
Administrator

 

Caroline Kennedy

Village of Elk Rapids

 

Tony Lentych

Traverse City 
Housing Commission

 

Josh Mills

City of Frankfort

 

Steve Parsons

Little River Band of 
Ottawa Indians

 

 Carlin Smith

Petoskey Regional
 Chamber of Commerce

 

Kelly Smith

Baker College, Cadillac

 

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HOMES FOR OUR FUTURE COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS

COMMUNICATIONS TOOLKIT

The Housing North Communications Toolkit is intended to help advocates and leaders build consistent messages around housing in public dialogues, and include memorable data points, clear messages about solutions, and context for how housing impacts our shared values. The guide includes messaging guidance developed on behalf of Housing North by Avenue ISR in 2019 and based on research from the Frameworks Institute, along with data and information about housing needs and solutions from a broad range of sources.

PRESENTATIONS

Housing North, Networks Northwest, and local housing networks regularly present information and data on housing needs and solutions to a wide range of audiences. Those presentations will be made available below and on local housing network page.

Networks Northwest - Short Term Rentals Presentation

Becoming a Housing Advocate - Sarah Lucas, Housing North

Michigan State University - Approaching Short Term Rentals

Manistee Housing Matters Forum - Project Rising Tide

Employer-led Housing Solutions - Sarah Lucas, Housing North

Housing Matters - Community Update in Manistee, Sarah Lucas, Housing North

Housing Matters - Community Update Benzie County, Sarah Lucas, Housing North

Housing Matters - Community Update Wexford County, Sarah Lucas, Housing North

Housing Matters - Community Update Leelanau County, Sarah Lucas, Housing North

Housing Matters - Community Update Missaukee County, Sarah Lucas, Housing North

YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE HERE

This report by the Enterprise Community Foundation and the Frameworks Institute  identifies the challenges in housing communications and new research about which messages work, and how to use communications to expand the public discourse on housing issues.

HOUSING TOOLBOX FOR MASSACHUSETTS COMMUNITIES

The Citizens' Housing and Planning Association and the Massachusetts Housing Partnership developed guidance as part of a statewide initiative to support local officials and volunteers in their efforts to provide more affordable housing opportunities in their communities. It includes strategies and best practices for the creation and preservation of affordable housing—including tools and resources for building local support and improving communications.