Housing North was organized in 2018 by a cross-sector group of regional housing partners to overcome the communications, policy, and financial barriers that stand in the way of housing solutions. Our mission is to address housing barriers through communications/awareness, policy and capacity. We will share information about the work we do within our Housing Ready program, our advocacy, communication and policy work. Our Executive Director will moderate a discussion with our Housing Ready Program Directors in Emmet and Charlevoix Counties and include one or two of our community members or partners. We will share how we bring this program to our communities through a collaborative model, the impacts of short term rentals on our community and the tools we are bringing to our communities to help remove the barriers to housing.