New Statewide Housing Partnership Formed to Lower Housing Costs

Posted on September 9, 2022 by Matt Bach

The State of Michigan Wednesday unveiled a new executive order by Governor Gretchen Whitmer establishing the Statewide Housing Partnership.

Michigan Municipal League CEO and Executive Director Dan Gilmartin is featured prominently in the release touting the new partnership within the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). Coming up with solutions to Michigan’s ongoing housing crisis is a top priority for the League.

The partnership will develop a strategy to implement Michigan’s Statewide Housing Plan and ensure that every Michigander has access to affordable housing that meets their needs. Additionally, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in Lansing to announce Michigan Strategic Fund approval of $83.8 million in grant funding across 22 statewide affordable housing and community development projects around Michigan through the Revitalization and Placemaking Program.

Here’s what Dan had to say in the release:

“It is more important than ever to invest in affordable housing, multi-use development, and placemaking in our downtowns,” said Dan Gilmartin, Executive Director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League. “Today’s announcement of the Michigan Statewide Housing Partnership and the Michigan Strategic Fund’s approval of $83 million in Revitalization and Placemaking awards will grow our economy, generate opportunity, and create communities where people want to live, work, and play. I am grateful for the Whitmer-Gilchrist administration’s work on this issue and look forward to continuing our efforts to build a Michigan with prosperous, vibrant, and affordable communities for everyone.”

View the full press release here.

The executive order can be viewed here.

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