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We are neighbors who say “yes” to a more diverse set of housing options in Ann Arbor. We’d like to be your neighbor. Join us!

Less Talk, More Housing

Let’s simplify our planning process to encourage more equitable development By Kirk Westphal, former Ann Arbor City Council Member and Planning Commissioner If we are learning anything from our regional housing affordability crisis, it’s that we need more housing—a lot more. At the core of our crisis is the fact that the number of housingContinue reading “Less Talk, More Housing”

Support Housing Abundance: A Guide to the June 7, 2021 City Council Agenda

This post was written by Scott Trudeau. Scott is a former Ann Arbor City Planning Commissioner, and a current trustee of the Ann Arbor District Library. The views presented below are his own. The housing affordability crisis is a complex problem and one that has no single solution. People and households vary across what theyContinue reading “Support Housing Abundance: A Guide to the June 7, 2021 City Council Agenda”

recap of summer reads on housing diversity and affordability

It’s been a busy and challenging summer. So perhaps you missed a few recent articles about how zoning affects housing affordability? We’ve got you covered. Here are a few thought-provoking pieces of writing from the past few months. Deng, et al., “Op-Ed: For climate and Affordability, Reform Zoning,” Michigan Daily, June 19, 2020.Penned by aContinue reading “recap of summer reads on housing diversity and affordability”

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