Why Michigan won’t build more housing for low-income residents
In recent months, the Michigan House and Senate passed legislation that would require that the state start building homes for low income residents in two years, while at the same time cutting a program to help residents move from state-run subsidized housing to privately owned housing.
The House bill, known as House Bill 1511, also calls for an increase in the number of homes in Michigan by $300 million, and it includes an increase for Michigan’s affordable housing program.
House Speaker Jase Bolger has said he supports the state’s affordable house building plan, but he hasn’t made any changes to it.
The Senate bill also calls on the state to build $1 billion for affordable housing in 2017, but the governor’s office has said that is not in the bill.
The bill calls for the creation of more than 1,000 affordable housing units in the state by 2020.
Michigan’s Senate approved the Senate version of the legislation by a vote of 10-5 last month, and the House passed the House version by a voice vote of 29-2 last month.
Michigan has been hit hard by the housing crisis.
Since 2010, there have been more than 10,000 foreclosures in the city of Flint.
A study by the University of Michigan showed that housing in Flint was more than four times more expensive than in other areas of the state.
The state also saw a spike in foreclosing during the economic downturn.
The Michigan legislature also passed legislation earlier this month that would allow the state and its county governments to use funds from the federal government to pay for a portion of the cost of building affordable housing.
That bill passed the state House by a margin of 55-27 last month and the Senate by a majority vote of 51-43.
The U.S. Census Bureau has said the state is the most unaffordable place in the country for low and moderate-income people to live.