Ensuring housing availability at all price points.
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.
The New Localism
“The multi-sectoral networks that work together to solve problems as well as the institutional vehicles they invent to get things done.”
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.
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