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Housing for All

DEVELOP 75,000 NEW OR REHABILITATED HOUSING UNITS IN FIVE YEARS

Michigan faces an acute housing shortage - worse than the national average for both owners and renters. 

Housing shortages are most severe in SE Michigan and West Michigan. 

 

Available owner unit 2019available renter units

 

 
WHY THIS GOAL IS AMBITIOUS, YET ATTAINABLE 
  • In 2020, Michigan approved approximately 19,600 building permits and 10,000 new housing units total by roughly 50%.   

  • The goal pace is slightly more aggressive than the rate of likely household count increase between 2010 and 2020. 

  • At the pace set out by these goals, Michigan would move up 36% coverage (from 29%) for owner units by year one and 37% for renter units, up from 35%. These levels are similar to those found in Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and others-all states who currently have higher percentages than Michigan, but comparable demographics and economies.