Grand Rapids

City Comm Agenda

Presentation on Affordable Housing Proposals


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Category:PresentationFunctions:Committee of the Whole


  1. Housing NOW Package

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To address the critical issue of affordable housing, residents, housing developers, and the City have developed recommendations to advance a series of progressive solutions. This plan seeks to set a new bar to create housing choices and opportunities for all.


At its August 7 Work Session, the City Commission asked the City Manager to develop ordinance and policy language to implement the recommenations from the Great Housing Strategies and Housing Advisory Committee. City staff assembled a package of legislative actions to address affordable housing issues. These transformative actions will allow our community to create an environment that helps non-profit and for-profit housing developers address our urgent housing affordability and equity issues.


These actions can significantly effect our community for generations to come and advance equity through wealth creation in homeownership. When the Housing NOW! work is added to the efforts of non-profit and for-profit housing developers and the City’s ongoing programs, we will see positive impacts in housing in our city.


The City Commission will consider these actions over its next few meetings. Beginning November 13, the Housing NOW! package will be available on the City’s website.