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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



Networks Northwest always proves to be a valued resource for our local government planning efforts. No organization does a better job of convening partners, promoting collaboration, and reporting on the data than does Networks Northwest

Ty Wessell, Leelanau County Commissioner