Housing Market Analysis: A CrossroadsMHK Initiative

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WHAT IS THE HOUSING MARKET ANALYSIS?

The Housing Market Analysis is a year-long project led by the Community Development Department with help from our consultants Development Strategies and is a multi-stage project.

  1. Previous housing information is reviewed, and current housing conditions and needs are studied.
  2. This data informs strategies to address the identified needs.
  3. The strategies are presented to City Departments and City Commission to be considered as policies to meet the housing market needs.


WHY DO WE NEED THE HOUSING MARKET ANALYSIS?

Obviously, housing is an important aspect of life and community development. It affects many aspects of Manhattan - our economy, our quality of life, and the well-being of our families and neighbors.

A challenge is that housing conditions are constantly changing which requires them to be understood to best meet the community’s needs. So, it isn't uncommon for studies to be frequently conducted.

The last time the City of Manhattan completed a housing study was in 2000, and a lot has changed since then.

Additionally, in 2020, Manhattan voters supported a ballot measure providing sales tax funding to support “workforce housing” initiatives, starting in 2023. The Housing Market Analysis will provide structure to these workforce housing initiatives. Finally, the Housing Market Analysis is an initiative of CrossroadsMHK, the City's Strategic Plan and works toward completion of Goal 4.


WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE HOUSING MARKET ANALYSIS?

The Housing Market Analysis will:

  • Study Manhattan’s housing market, housing stock, and housing needs in detail.
  • Complete a community-wide review of data (previous and current) and conditions on-the-ground.
  • Engage the community in dialogue about their housing experiences, desired strategies, and their priorities for the future.
  • Utilize a Steering Committee to listen to and provide feedback to City staff, Development Strategies, and the City Commission as it pertains to the Housing Market Analysis.
  • Create strategies to shape specific policies, programs, and projects that address Manhattan’s housing needs.


HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?

The Housing Market Analysis is year-long process, so there will be plenty of opportunities for community members to participate.

  • Keep visiting this website.
  • Review the list of Key Dates in the right-hand column of this webpage.
  • Attend a public meeting, listening session, or community workshop.
  • View videos as they are released.
  • Connect through social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Take the upcoming community housing survey (when it gets released).
  • Keep up with local media coverage.


WHO IS ON THE STEERING COMMITTEE?

On August 17, 2021, the Manhattan City Commission approved the formation of a citizen steering committee to lead the Housing Market Analysis. The seventeen-member committee will utilize their diverse perspectives and housing-related expertise to assist the City and Development Strategies, Inc. in generating projects and policies to be included in a final recommendation for the City Commission.

Below is the Steering Committee in alphabetical order by first name:

  1. Benjamin Van Becelaere (Alternate Kelley Paskow when applicable)
  2. Beth Klug
  3. Bill Disberger
  4. Brad Hartenstein
  5. Brynne Haverkamp
  6. Cam Ward
  7. Donna Schenck-Hamlin
  8. Emily Thiesen
  9. James Genandt
  10. Joshua Brewer
  11. Kennedy Clark
  12. Kirk Crabtree
  13. Noah Rude
  14. Scott Seel
  15. Susmita Rishi
  16. Tom Phillips
  17. Tyler Holloman

Steering Committee meetings will be open to the public.


WHAT IS THE HOUSING MARKET ANALYSIS?

The Housing Market Analysis is a year-long project led by the Community Development Department with help from our consultants Development Strategies and is a multi-stage project.

  1. Previous housing information is reviewed, and current housing conditions and needs are studied.
  2. This data informs strategies to address the identified needs.
  3. The strategies are presented to City Departments and City Commission to be considered as policies to meet the housing market needs.


WHY DO WE NEED THE HOUSING MARKET ANALYSIS?

Obviously, housing is an important aspect of life and community development. It affects many aspects of Manhattan - our economy, our quality of life, and the well-being of our families and neighbors.

A challenge is that housing conditions are constantly changing which requires them to be understood to best meet the community’s needs. So, it isn't uncommon for studies to be frequently conducted.

The last time the City of Manhattan completed a housing study was in 2000, and a lot has changed since then.

Additionally, in 2020, Manhattan voters supported a ballot measure providing sales tax funding to support “workforce housing” initiatives, starting in 2023. The Housing Market Analysis will provide structure to these workforce housing initiatives. Finally, the Housing Market Analysis is an initiative of CrossroadsMHK, the City's Strategic Plan and works toward completion of Goal 4.


WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF THE HOUSING MARKET ANALYSIS?

The Housing Market Analysis will:

  • Study Manhattan’s housing market, housing stock, and housing needs in detail.
  • Complete a community-wide review of data (previous and current) and conditions on-the-ground.
  • Engage the community in dialogue about their housing experiences, desired strategies, and their priorities for the future.
  • Utilize a Steering Committee to listen to and provide feedback to City staff, Development Strategies, and the City Commission as it pertains to the Housing Market Analysis.
  • Create strategies to shape specific policies, programs, and projects that address Manhattan’s housing needs.


HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?

The Housing Market Analysis is year-long process, so there will be plenty of opportunities for community members to participate.

  • Keep visiting this website.
  • Review the list of Key Dates in the right-hand column of this webpage.
  • Attend a public meeting, listening session, or community workshop.
  • View videos as they are released.
  • Connect through social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Take the upcoming community housing survey (when it gets released).
  • Keep up with local media coverage.


WHO IS ON THE STEERING COMMITTEE?

On August 17, 2021, the Manhattan City Commission approved the formation of a citizen steering committee to lead the Housing Market Analysis. The seventeen-member committee will utilize their diverse perspectives and housing-related expertise to assist the City and Development Strategies, Inc. in generating projects and policies to be included in a final recommendation for the City Commission.

Below is the Steering Committee in alphabetical order by first name:

  1. Benjamin Van Becelaere (Alternate Kelley Paskow when applicable)
  2. Beth Klug
  3. Bill Disberger
  4. Brad Hartenstein
  5. Brynne Haverkamp
  6. Cam Ward
  7. Donna Schenck-Hamlin
  8. Emily Thiesen
  9. James Genandt
  10. Joshua Brewer
  11. Kennedy Clark
  12. Kirk Crabtree
  13. Noah Rude
  14. Scott Seel
  15. Susmita Rishi
  16. Tom Phillips
  17. Tyler Holloman

Steering Committee meetings will be open to the public.

Page last updated: 19 November 2021, 12:36