What is HousingDrives?
HousingDrives is a housing assessment of urban, rural, and suburban communities throughout our region. The project’s goal is to identify the diverse housing needs of current and future Greater Lansing residents, and then learn what the region can do to address those challenges and opportunities to ultimately create housing that is attainable for all walks of life.
We have heard from our community – residents, businesses, community leaders, and more – that our region does not have the attainable housing that existing and potential residents desire. Yet, we do not know what these specific needs are. The intent of this study is to define those diverse needs and identify what local communities, private and nonprofit organizations, and other leaders can do to address them.
Specifically, the study will:
Provide a data-driven assessment of the housing market, housing stock, and housing needs of communities throughout Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties in detail;
Quantify housing needs/demand across various price points and types;
Engage the community in dialogue about their housing experiences, policy options, and their priorities for the future; and,
Create a strategy, with specific policies that address the region’s housing needs.
Watch this two-minute video to learn: what is HousingDrives, and how you can participate!
What Will We Do With This Study?
Tri-County will provide the results of HousingDrives to our partners—local governments, housing and real estate developers, and community organizations—to support them in making informed decisions about planning for and investing in suitable housing for all residents.
Who Is Involved?
HousingDrives is supported by a 16-member steering committee whose members have a broad range of perspectives and experience spanning across housing development, advocacy, real estate, higher education, finance, and workforce development. Tri-County has partnered with Development Strategies and Piper & Gold to analyze housing data, conditions, and policies, and support engagement opportunities with local communities and partner organizations.
How Can I Get Involved?
Housing is a topic that affects us all! We are asking for feedback and input from the community throughout the development of this study to better understand what housing options residents would like to see in our region. Complete a brief survey here and tell us about your housing needs, preferences, experiences, and challenges.
A Virtual Town Hall was held on June 30th for residents to discuss housing in our region with fellow community members and the project team! Unable to attend or have additional information you'd like to share? Fill out this feedback form with questions or comments and view the presentation and discussion topics here.
Stay tuned for additional opportunities to tell us what you think and learn more about housing.
Housing Drives Everything
Housing drives so many aspects of our daily lives in the Greater Lansing tri-county region: our quality of life, our financial health, our economy, and the well-being of our families and neighbors. Take a few minutes to explore some facts associated with each of these aspects below.
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