Housing Affordability

Michigan is facing a housing shortage – and the cost of homes has skyrocketed over the past year, leaving many unable to afford housing.

This lack of affordable housing isn’t a problem in isolation. Someone looking for employment doesn’t just need a job, they also need a place to call home with schools, grocery stores and the ability to easily access life’s essentials, while being safe and comfortable in their home.

Feeling safe and part of a community leads to positive changes in lives and neighborhoods.

What are steps that can be taken to increase the amount of available housing?

  1. Change zoning laws to allow for more mixed housing options
  2. Build affordable housing in desired neighborhoods or communities

Housing affordability is a problem in cities and in rural communities. The current inflexibility of the housing market limits Michigan’s growth, and it’s time for change.