Events & Regional Meetings

Housing North Announces New Executive Director

On April 15, 2020 Housing North introduced Yarrow Brown, Housing North's new Executive Director who will replace Sarah Lucas as of May 4th, 2020. Click on the link below to learn more about Yarrow's background and her role with Housing North. 

COVID-19 & Housing: What does it mean? 

In this short update, we explain what the COVID-19 Pandemic means for housing. To access Housing North's position and recommendations in response to this crisis, click here

Housing Matters Newsletter

The Housing Matters newsletter is an ongoing update of Housing North's work in the region.  It provides information on events, advocacy opportunities, regional housing initiatives and information on how to get involved with Homes for our Future and partners. To sign up for the newsletter and our mailing list, click here

Housing Matters Newsletter - April 2021

Housing Matters Newsletter - March 2021

Housing Matters Newsletter - February 2021

Traverse City Record Eagle - Housing North's Column

In this column at the Traverse City Record-Eagle, we discuss relevant topics, policy news, alternatives and solutions for housing in our region and communities. Please see below each article and don't forget to share!

Yarrow Brown: Let's make housing Attainable for All - January 2021 

Yarrow Brown: Missing Middle: Key to regional housing solutions - February  2021 

Yarrow Brown: Soaring lumber cost complicates housing solutions - May 2021

We work regionally to lead action from the public, local governments, employers, and community organizations and we aim to offer clear courses of action and resources about how to participate in housing solutions. Explore the calendar below and learn more about events, community network meetings, reserve your attendance and more. 

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Take a more intimate dive into how to be an impactful housing advocate. Here's a hint: it does not have to involve being an expert! This zoom session will take a deeper look into how advocates around the region have honed their craft. You will get hands-on experience with developing your personal narrative and tackling issues through simulated exercises, facilitator feedback, and group discussion. And finally, you will learn what next steps you can take to put this training into action.

This session will be facilitated by Kent Wood, Policy Advisor, and Principal at BorealisStrategic government relations consulting, and Yarrow Brown, Executive Director of housing North. Registration open until May 13th, 2021, there is no cost to attend. Register here! 

Housing North Helps Launch the Michigan Housing Coalition: Legislation to Address State’s Housing Crisis

On April 15th, 2021, Housing North and the Michigan Housing Coalition launched the legislative agenda with initiatives that will bring more housing opportunities for our communities. To learn more about the agenda launch, click here.