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2019 Housing Summit

October 18, 2019  |  Hagerty Conference Center, Traverse City, MI



State of Housing in Northwest Michigan
Sarah Lucas, Housing North - Presentation

MSHDA Housing Needs Assessment Overview 
David Allen, MSHDA - Presentation 

Working with Developers in Rural Communities
Shannon Morgan and Jill Ferrari, Renovare Development - Presentation 

The Urban Land Conservancy Model 
Aaron Miripol, Urban Land Conservancy - Presentation 

Land Bank Authorities
Jim Tischler, Michigan Land Bank Authority - Presentation

Housing Communications Tools and Campaign Kick-Off 
Woody Smith, Avenue ISR - Presentation

Housing Leadership Award:

The Housing Leadership Award highlights the contributions of those in Northwest Lower Michigan who have made positive, significant contributions to housing for all residents. The award is for individuals who have:

  • Made important contributions to the region’s housing choices,
  • Increased the understanding and awareness of housing needs, and
  • Led efforts resulting in significant economic, social, and/or political impacts in the community that had encouraged housing choices for all.

Recipient of the 2019 Housing Leadership Award:  Marsha Smith



Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.

Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission