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?
- Change zoning laws to allow for more mixed housing options
- 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.