Traverse City needs affordable housing, but must be “built responsibly”

Oct 13, 2016
Originally published on October 12, 2016 5:01 pm


What happens to a picturesque city when its charms draw more and more people who want to live or work there, and when the push for new housing threatens the very thing that made that city so special?

Traverse City is wrestling with these questions right now, including the lack of affordable housing.

Brenda Quick, a leader of the Save Our Downtown movement, and Sakura Raftery, director of business enterprise for Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan, sat down with us at our live event in Traverse City to talk about housing concerns in the area, and what makes the city so special.

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