Housing shortage triggers alarm for towns across Michigan

October 13, 2023 Mlive

More local leaders, in rural, suburban and urban communities throughout Michigan, are raising alarms about housing shortages. The number of local officials reporting a lack of single-family housing has nearly doubled in the past six years – going from 23% to 41% – according to a recent Michigan Public Policy Survey from the University of Michigan. Additionally, 46% said they don’t have enough multi-family housing. This is another steep jump from 30%.