Building a Foundation for Attainable Housing in Your Community: A 2-Part Series

January 11, 2022 - January 20, 2022

Registration Deadline: January 7, 2022 - 12:00AM


Contact: For more information, contact Kara Kelly, Program Coordinator, at

Jan. 11 & 13, 2022 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET) 
Jan. 18 & 20 (6-8 p.m. ET)

Michigan is facing a housing crisis of serious proportions. The lack of affordable, attainable and workforce housing is becoming a critical issue that limits the full potential of our communities. Regional, tribal, and local officials and staff have a responsibility to help communities address housing demands and ensure an availability of a wide range of housing types and prices. Despite the challenges, there is a diverse range of planning and regulatory tools available as solutions. Communities that proactively plan and implement greater access to attainable housing can improve residents' quality of life and overall prosperity. This interactive, online, two-part program provides registrants with:

  • Perspective on Michigan’s current housing situation and exclusionary policies. 
  • Sources for understanding local, regional and national population change and housing demand, 
  • Examples of housing types appropriate for rural, suburban and  urban areas. 
  • A showcase of zoning amendments and additional recommendations, and
  • Case studies and success stories.

This event is presented by Michigan State University Extension

Registrants can attend one of two series:

The daytime series: Part 1: Tues., January 11 and Part 2: Thurs., January 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET

The evening series: Part 1: Tues., January 18 and Part 2: Thurs., January 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. ET

(Days can be mixed and matched for your convenience- be sure to register for a Part 1 and a Part 2 on the days of your choosing.)

The Registration Fee is per person. 

Are you an MCP? Four (4) Master Citizen Planner Credits are offered for this program.

We are offering a range of individual registration fee options, below.  A percentage of your registration fee will go towards supporting housing equity research and outreach in 2022. Help us "build a foundation for housing" at a level of your choosing, below. Please pay what you can. We appreciate your support!

$20.00 - Sponsor a Door

$40.00 - Sponsor a Room

$60.00 -Sponsor Siding or Roofing

$61.00 or any amount more- Sponsor Foundation or Electrical Hookup

You will receive a Zoom link, presentation materials and a reminder email before the event begins. A recording of the 2-part event will be provided to you after the event has ended. 

If you are interested in hosting an MSU Extension workshop in your community on a topic related to housing equity and housing attainability, please contact 

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Refunds (less a $5 administrative fee will be granted for cancellations received by midnight Jan. 7, 2022.) Requests received after this date will not be refunded.

Registration for this event has closed.

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