Working to support housing availability at all price points.

Housing Next

Housing Next is an initiative focused on supporting housing solutions for all income levels in our community. More than 36% of Ottawa County families are struggling to make ends meet. For many of these families, this is due to a severe lack of housing choice. The choices that are available have not kept up with modern demands. We must be thinking about the next era of housing supply and community design that permits a high quality of life in a financially sustainable pattern of living.

Who We Are

Housing Next is comprised of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland, Greater Ottawa County United Way, Lakeshore Advantage, The West Coast Chamber of Commerce, the Grand Haven Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lakeshore Non-profit Alliance and the Ottawa County Administrator's Office. It is staffed full-time by Ryan Kilpatrick. Get in touch with Housing Next to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

2019 Summary Report

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Housing Next Priorities

These are our current areas of focus:

  • Increase Housing Supply at all Price Points

  • Offer support to developers and communities interested in building more housing for our workforce

  • Develop partnerships and build capacity among all of our regional housing advocates



Housing Needs Assessment

January 7, 2019

An in-depth report on the current market dynamics that support more housing supply and the price points that are in greatest demand.


From the Newsroom - Holland Sentinel

October 5, 2018

This podcast was recorded with Sydney Smith at the Holland Sentinel and Ryan Kilpatrick, the Director of Housing Next.


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