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Moving Housing Supply Solutions Forward in West Michigan

What is Housing Next?

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Who We Are

Housing Next is a regional partnership serving Kent and Ottawa counties. Housing Next is funded by cross sector partners with an interest in increasing quality of life through housing affordability and access to housing of all types.

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What We Do

Housing partner with local governments, developers and nonprofits in West Michigan to move housing supply solutions forward to create equitable housing choices at all price points.

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Why It Matters

To prosper, all people and all places need housing for all income levels.

Housing demand in West Michigan continues to grow. Current regulatory barriers, costs of construction, labor challenges and more impact access and affordability in the market.

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Our Priorities

Housing Next works to ensure communities have enough housing at all price points to offer greater economic stability, better health and greater access to quality education for all residents.

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Our Approach

Housing Next works closely with communities to review their master plans, evaluate local zoning standards and find opportunities to allow for more housing that aligns with the community’s vision for its future.

Housing Facts


The number of new rental homes at all price points we need in Kent and Ottawa counties

by 2025.


The number of new for-sale homes at all price points we need in Kent and Ottawa counties

by 2025.

"Do we believe housing is a right and that affordable housing is part of what it should mean to be an American? I say yes."

– Matthew Desmond, author of "Evicted"

Housing Needs

Residential Housing Complex

 Ottawa County 

Dark Roofs Housing Complex

 Kent County 

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 Grand Rapids 

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