September 11, 2023
Notice is hereby given that the public review period is open for the Central UP Regional Housing Partnership’s Draft Action Plan and will end on Friday, September 29th, 2023, and 12:00 PM Eastern time.
The Action Plan is a regionally developed set of goals and strategies which aligns with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s (MSHDA) recently developed Statewide Housing Plan (SHP). As co-leaders, the Central UP Planning and Development Regional Commission (CUPPAD) and Community Action Alger Marquette (CAAM) were tasked to identify the housing ecosystem across Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, and Schoolcraft Counties, then develop a collaborative structure to review the SHP’s priorities and goals, which focus on the State’s housing affordability crisis. The Central UP Regional Housing Partnership was formed over June 2023, and consisted of municipal leaders, community resource agencies, affordable housing developers, health and human service agencies, and others dedicated to improving the well-being of their communities.
Drawing from the SHP’s framework, the Partnership created a set of regionally developed goals, and strategies that focused on topics such as; increasing housing stock that is affordable and attainable, developing greater coordination within the housing ecosystem, and reducing the number of individuals experiencing rent burden. These strategies are intended to be tasks the regional housing ecosystem can begin undertaking over the next year and beyond. Following this public review, the final Action Plan will be submitted to MSHDA.
This draft action plan is available for inspection at: https://bit.ly/CentralUPRHPDraft
After reviewing this draft, interested individuals are asked to please complete a Survey Monkey feedback survey at the following address: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XYP2S5H