MAKE YOUR COMMUNITY HOUSING READY

Local governments can make way for housing solutions by changing zoning laws, providing tax incentives, and working proactively with development partners. The first step in all of those activities is understanding what's in place now, and what needs to be changed. Communities can use the Housing Ready Checklist to begin local conversations about needed action.

To start, your community can endorse the campaign and pass a resolution to complete the Housing Ready Checklist. Endorsing the campaign sends a powerful message to partners and developers that your community is ready to engage in partnerships for solutions; and communities can be promoted as a "Housing Ready Community" on our website once they've completed the checklist process. Housing Ready communities can share and promote their success on the Homes for Our Future website by contacting info@housingnorth.org.

Sample Endorsement and Housing Ready Resolution
 

Housing Ready Checklist
 

Identify Housing Ready Properties

An important step to becoming Housing Ready is to know which properties in your community could be good sites for a variety of housing types. Your local government can take that step by creating an inventory of properties that the community owns or would like to see used for housing solutions.
 

Schedule a Presentation to Your Planning Commission or Elected Board

Housing North staff and community housing networks can talk with your planning commission, elected board, or other local committees about housing needs and solutions, and can introduce the Housing Ready checklist and process for local government consideration. Email info@housingnorth.org and staff will work with you to schedule a presentation or discussion.

GET INVOLVED
I MAY BE WILLING TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT AT LOCAL MEETINGS.
I'D LIKE TO ENDORSE THE CAMPAIGN.
I'D LIKE TO RECEIVE HOUSING NORTH & HOMES FOR OUR FUTURE INFORMATION AND UPDATES.

HOUSING NORTH

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

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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