Gov. Whitmer Makes Appointment, Reappointment to Michigan State Housing Development Authority Board


March 27, 2019  


Gov. Whitmer Makes Appointment, Reappointment to Michigan State Housing Development Authority Board 


LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today announced the following appointment and reappointment to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority Board. 


“The fact is that stable, accessible and affordable housing has become increasingly difficult to find for most renters as costs have gone up while paychecks have stayed the same,” Whitmer said. “That’s why it’s so important to have leaders like Regina and Jennifer who will find innovative ways to ensure that families always have a roof over their head.” 


Regina Bell of Detroit, is a program officer for the Kellogg Foundation and has extensive career experience engaging communities on critical issues impacting them with a focus on marginalized communities. Ms. Bell is appointed to succeed Luke Terry for a term expiring March 10, 2023. 


Jennifer Grau of Lansing, is the president of Grau Interpersonal Communication. She has been a change agent for neighborhood and community development organizations and has worked with federal, state, and municipal governmental organizations. Ms. Grau is reappointed for a term expiring March 10, 2023. 


The Michigan State Housing Development Authority, established in 1966, was created to provide financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve safe and decent affordable housing, engage in community economic development activities, develop vibrant cities, towns and villages, and address homeless issues. 


The appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.