Regional Affordable Housing Plan

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What is the Fair and Affordable Housing Plan?

The Fair and Affordable Housing Plan is a 5-year, comprehensive strategy for improving housing access and quality of life in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties. It analyzes the housing conditions we currently have, identifies what the population needs and wants, and recommends actions that will lead to more choice, better housing conditions, greater access, and more sustainable housing development in the future.

In addition to planning for greater choice, the Fair and Affordable Housing Plan will analyze Mid-Michigan’s performance and capacity in affirmatively protecting and promoting every resident’s right to fair housing. Fair Housing is a right, protected by local, state, and federal laws. Fair Housing guarantees that all US citizens may freely choose where they live and may not be denied housing based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, because they have children, or are a person with disabilities.

“Affordable” housing is housing that costs no more than 30% of a household’s monthly income (housing costs include rent or mortgages, utilities, taxes and other housing related costs). Low-income households that lack of affordable housing face significant hardship in meeting their other basic needs, such as food, transportation, and healthcare, or saving for their future.

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Five Major Results of the Fair and Affordable Housing Plan

The Fair and Affordable Housing Plan will benefit the Tri-County region by providing:

  1. A full inventory of the housing stock in the region
  2. Assessment of demographic, housing, and household economic trends, and predictions for coming 5-year intervals.
  3. An assessment of Fair Housing complaints, barriers to fair and affordable housing, and recommendations for improving choice and access for all Tri-County residents.
  4. Recommendations to local governments in the region for reducing barriers and promoting access to sustainable, affordable housing at all levels.
  5. A model Fair and Affordable Housing Plan that will meet government standards and thus enable local Tri-County governments to access federal programs and funds for housing development and services.

How Will The Study Inform The 5-Year Comprehensive Regional Fair And Affordable Housing Plan?

  • Housing inventory by county with further breakdowns for each of the incorporated cities, townships, and villages
  • An analysis of demographic data trends and prediction at 5, 10 & 20 year intervals with corresponding anticipated housing needs
  • An inventory of planned housing projects gathered from Consortium partners, local developers, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), municipalities and other housing developers (1, 3, & 5 year increments)
  • A comprehensive community needs assessment conducted throughout the region that reflect the opinions and needs of traditionally underserved populations
  • Development of a model fair and affordable housing guide that can be accepted/adopted/approved by local municipalities
  • Recommendations on the formation of task force(s) to address specific regional needs (i.e. Multi-Family Housing Developers & Providers, Green Building Code Development)
  • A Comprehensive Regional Fair & Affordable Housing Plan document that is accessible to and reflective of the needs of the region and the marginalized and underserved populations in the Tri-County