Our new Financial Wellness Workshop classes are sponsored by Comerica Bank and are focused on Credit, Budget & Savings. These classes have valuable information on budgeting and how to build your credit score. The quarterly classes are at different locations and dates throughout the year.
Community Housing Network recognizes the important roles of placemaking and the development of safe, affordable and inclusive housing in creating vibrant communities where people want to live, work and play.
The following articles and resources provide information on affordable and supportive housing development and the role they play together with community development in creating successful communities.
We actively seek out opportunities to work with local, state and federal entities to create high-quality, rental residential homes built and maintained to be appealing and affordable for hard-working families and individuals.
Payment in Lieu of Taxes, is an investment incentive negotiated between a taxing authority (typically a municipality) and a developer. This replaces a traditional property tax assessment with a limited and/or deferred payment, in place, or in “lieu”, of the summer and winter property taxes.
Development of affordable housing is expensive when compared to market-rate housing development. The reason for this steep cost difference include compliance, competitive funding, supportive services and construction requirements.
As difficult as it is to define affordable housing, it is often difficult to understand what it is and why creating affordable housing is beneficial.
My response is always to answer that question with a question: “Isn’t doing something better than doing nothing?
Affordable housing developments can be used as a community revitalization tool, especially when units are built on scattered sites throughout the community.
A very large group of homeowners remains at constant risk of mortgage delinquency and foreclosure.
Housing strategies provide a great opportunity for communities, from small villages to entire counties, to impact the quality of life for their residents.
Following the link below, you will find lists of subsidized apartments throughout the local community. Please note that some of the entries in this list are not true subsidized housing but are affordable and provided as additional options for consideration.
The organizations listed in the linked document provide resources to help with basic needs such as shelter, food and clothing.
These organizations can provide resources to make housing accessible and also provide free or low cost home repairs to eligible households.