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3104 Logan Valley Road
Traverse City, MI 49684
William R. Merry
Richard M. Beers
Linda Hutchinson Secretary/Treasurer
Sr. Augusta Stratz
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Build affordable housing.
In the early 90's, the Traverse Bay Area Human Services Coordinating Council identified the shortage of affordable housing as a growing regional problem. The Council's Affordable Housing Task Force obtained a grant from Rotary Charities of Traverse City to complete a comprehensive housing needs assessment for the Traverse City Area including the counties of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau. The Housing Needs Study-Traverse City Area revealed a severe lack of affordable housing and characterized the situation as an "affordable housing crisis." The study recommended that a community-based regional housing development organization be formed to identify and acquire the technical and financial resources needed to build affordable housing. The task force incorporated HomeStretch in 1996. Homestretch became a Community Land Trust in 2004. This unique form of homeownership preserves the public investment in affordable housing and provides low-income homebuyers the opportunity to purchase homes at prices well below market rate. To date, HomeStretch has developed and acquired a total of seventy-two housing units, which represents an investment of over $9.1 million.
HomeStretch is committed to providing quality-built housing affordable to low-income working families and special needs housing for the homeless and persons requiring supportive services.
Service on the Board of Directors, membership development, fundraising, and office assistance. Please contact our office at 231-947-6001 for further details.
There is a growing and urgent need for affordable housing in the Traverse City area. Your donation will help strengthen communities one family at a time. All gifts are tax deductible. HomeStretch is a 501(c)(3) Community Housing Development Organization.