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MSDHA assembles advisory council to create state's first multi-year housing plan


The Michigan State Housing Development Authority has put together an advisory council of housing organizations. The group will work to create the state’s first five-year housing plan.The plan’s purpose is to ensure that all Michiganders have access to a safe, affordable and quality place to call home.  

Phyllis Edwards is the Executive Director of Bridging Communities in Southwest Detroit and one of the members on the advisory council. Edwards says she’ll advocate for solutions that allow seniors to age in place.

“Seniors have time and energy and they have expertise. So, in keeping them in the community, we maintain all that wealth and wisdom and we stop all the displacement that’s occurring and we have more density.” 

In addition to tapping into the knowledge of the council’s 30-plus member organizations, the plan will be informed by engagement with the public. Those opportunities will take place between now and the end of the summer.