RESOURCES

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

WEBINAR RESOURCES: ONLY HOMES WILL END HOMELESSNESS

Ashley Halladay-Schmandt from the Northwest Michigan Coalition to End Homelessness shared with us the insights and work of their organization to end homelessness, we also discussed how can we work together to get these homes and work with housing partners. See below the recording and presentation of this webinar. 

Only Homes Will End Homelessness Recording

Only Homes Will End Homelessness Presentation

WEBINAR RESOURCES: CREATING A HOUSING CONSERVANCY TOOLBOX: A HOUSING ROUND-TABLE

On July 9th, 2020 we hosted the Housing North Housing Conservancy Toolbox webinar in collaboration with Jane MacKenzie from Northern Homes CDC. In this session, we discussed Housing North's new deed restriction pilot program, learned more about Community Land Trusts
and how Conservancy Tools can help the region meet its housing goals. See the presentation of the webinar below. 

 

Housing North Housing Conservancy Toolbox webinar presentation

Housing North Housing Conservancy Toolbox webinar poll results

WEBINAR RESOURCES: LOCAL HOUSING FUNDS IN MICHIGAN

On May 13, 2020 we hosted a webinar with Stephanie Mcgreevy from the Mackinac Island Community Foundation and Ryan Kilpatrick from Housing Next to discuss how to leverage funds for housing development and learn more about initiatives that had worked in their communities to start housing projects. To access the recording of the webinar, please click here.

Local Housing Funds in Michigan Q&A Summary

Ryan Kilpatrick - Housing Next Presentation

Stephanie McGreevy - Mackinac Island Community Foundation

WEBINAR RESOURCES: HOUSING NORTH POLICY UPDATES AND INITIATIVES

On June 8, 2020 we hosted the Housing North Policy Updates webinar in collaboration with Kent Woods from Borealis Strategic LLC to discuss how Pre- and post-pandemic, Housing North has been working with legislators and partners statewide to create new housing tools and solutions.

Housing North 2020 Legislative Initiatives summary

Housing North legislative initiatives presentation

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. 

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STAFF & BOARD

Yarrow Brown, Executive Director

Yarrow@housingnorth.org

 

Sarah Lucas 

sarah@housingnorth.org

Steve Schnell, Housing Ready Program Director, Charlevoix County

steve@housingnorth.org

 

Lissette Reyes, Community Communications Coordinator

Info@housingnorth.org

Kelly Smith

Baker College, Cadillac

Tony Lentych 

Traverse City 
Housing Commission

 

Caroline Kennedy 

Village of Elk Rapids

 

Josh Mills

City of Frankfort

Sharon Oriel

Leelanau Housing Action Comittee

 

Steve Parsons 

Little River Band of 
Ottawa Indians

Precia Garland

Missaukee County 
Administrator

 

Carlin Smith 

Community Affairs Manager,

Northern Michigan

Consumers Energy

 

Sarah Hagen

President, Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce 

Sharon Oriel

Leelanau County Housing Action Committee

Annie Olds

Small Business Development Center Regional Director

Kalkaska County

 

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