Senate Bill 110 clarifies local authority to offer voluntary incentives to developers of housing projects in order to ensure that below market housing options are part of new projects in quickly rising market areas. This League-supported legislation was introduced in February 2017. After much work, we succeeded in securing support from the MI Association of Home Builders and the bill was voted out of the Senate committee on Local Government back in February of this year. Questions from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority had stalled the bill until last week. It passed the full Senate 32-4 and has been referred to the House Local Government committee for consideration later this fall.
Jennifer Rigterink is a legislative associate for the League handling economic development, land use and municipal services issues. She can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0305.