Steve Schnell

Steve Schnell works for Housing North as the Charlevoix County Housing Ready Program Director, focusing on creating housing opportunities throughout Charlevoix County and the communities of Boyne City, Charlevoix, and East Jordan. The Charlevoix County Housing Ready Program is a partnership funded by the Frey Foundation, Charlevoix County Community Foundation, Charlevoix County, and the Cities of Boyne City, Charlevoix, and East Jordan. The program focuses on creating housing choices for those who are not served by the housing market. This is a national crisis and we are working to create solutions based on the unique needs of our County’s residents and businesses. Our focus is on housing for our workforce and affordable living situations for low-income residents.

Steve's academic background is in Community and Regional Planning with a Master's Degree from Iowa State University. Steve is a member of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 2000. He served on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of the American Planning Association.