Tri-County Invites Community Stakeholders to Second Regional Housing Partnership Summit
Updated: Jul 24
In 2022, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) published Michigan’s first Statewide Housing Plan and established the Michigan Statewide Housing Partnership, which called for the creation of regional housing consortiums. MSHDA has since identified 15 Regional Housing Partnerships (RHPs) tasked with developing action plans tailored to each region that support implementation of the plan.
The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County), in partnership with the Capital Area Housing Partnership (CAHP), is leading the facilitation of this RHP effort for the tri-county region, serving Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties. This RHP will bring stakeholders from across the region together to develop a five-year housing action plan that addresses local and regional housing needs, builds on the region’s existing networks and housing ecosystem, and aligns with the priorities, goals, and strategies identified in the Statewide Housing Plan.
Tri-County and CAHP are hosting the second of two RHP summits on Wednesday, August 9th from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Lansing Center. This meeting will build on the housing efforts already occurring in the region and identify opportunities for partners across the housing ecosystem to work together to address housing priorities in the tri-county area. Specifically, the working groups that were formed at the first RHP summit in July will review the state's housing plan, select goals (or write their own), develop regionally specific strategies, and identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that include housing production goals. Our main deliverables will be a set of goals, strategies, and metrics for each of the working groups to serve as the initial South Central RHP housing action plan.
This summit is made possible with support from Michigan State University Extension, Ingham County Health Department, Mid-Michigan District Health Department, and Barry-Eaton District Health Department with funding from MSHDA and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Local governments, nonprofits, developers, businesses, local health departments, grassroots organizations, philanthropic organizations, economic and workforce development catalysts, transportation agencies, and other partners are invited to join and share input to help the community create a path for action.
Registration is required; RSVP by August 1st at bit.ly/RHPSummit-2. Space is limited and entry will be available on a first come, first served basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with registration or special accommodations; requests for interpretation and assistance for persons with disabilities should be made at least five business days in advance of the meeting date.
This work builds off Tri-County's recently completed Regional Housing Assessment, HousingDrives, which is pending publication. Learn more about the project and view community data at mitcrpc.org/housingdrives. Tri-County fosters the economic vitality and meaningful development of the region's urban and rural communities through inclusive, comprehensive, and strategic planning. Contact email@example.com for additional information.
The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is a public planning agency established in 1956, serving Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties in Mid-Michigan. Tri-County makes our region a more prosperous community by planning for a strong economy, reliable transportation, and sustainable infrastructure and natural resources. We connect local organizations and governments to funding, technical assistance, data resources, and opportunities to discuss trends and challenges affecting the Greater Lansing area. Learn more at www.mitcrpc.org.