While Michigan’s economy is strong, many people who are employed struggle to find homes they can afford in our communities. In West and Northern Michigan, our partners are collaborating across sectors to explore innovative solutions to housing accessibility and affordability. In Grand Rapids, the Inner City Christian Federation has developed a Community Homes Land Trust. And in the northwest region, Housing North is working with public-sector leaders, employers, developers and agencies to remove barriers to housing access. Because collectively, we believe everyone should have the option to live near the places they work and play.