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Foundations in Lansing: Housing-Focused Conversations with Policymakers

Event Details


Wednesday, Jun 21, 2023
9:30 am - 4 pm EDT


Michigan State Capitol


This event is free for CMF members


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About the Event

Join your Michigan philanthropy peers engaged in housing work and meet with selected state legislators working on housing issues for this in-person event in our 2023 Foundations in Lansing series. Housing is a timely, important topic in Lansing right now, and this is an opportunity for philanthropy to engage and shape the discussion for solutions. Housing issues are affecting communities across Michigan, and that is reflected in both state legislative chambers making housing policy a focus in their committee structures. MSHDA's release of Michigan's first-ever state-wide housing plan also creates a road map of opportunities. This an opportunity for lawmakers to hear from you about the challenges and opportunities philanthropy is hearing about in the communities you work in and with. During these meetings, we can highlight Michigan philanthropy’s work towards policies, programs, and partnerships that address structural and systemic barriers to affordable, stable, and accessible housing, which is foundational to economic prosperity. This may include discussions around workforce housing, the "missing middle," affordable housing and homelessness. We will also learn about legislative priorities and deepen connections with policymakers working to address Michigan's housing crisis. 

Covid-19 Procedures - Highlights

Please be advised of event health and safety procedures as we continue to prioritize the well-being of members, staff, partners and communities. The following are key highlights of those procedures:

  • We recommend attendees test for COVID-19 within 48 hours prior to this gathering.
  • Any attendee who is feeling unwell, who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the 10 days prior to the event, or who is showing COVID-19 symptoms and awaiting COVID-19 test results, is asked not to attend. 
  • All attendees will be invited to wear one of three color-coded lanyards to indicate to other attendees their personal comfort with in-person interaction: red (greet from six feet), yellow (elbows only), green (high-fives permitted).

Please review the full COVID-19 Procedures here before registering.

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