Housing Committee Office

County Building, Room 213
225 West Main St.
Gaylord, MI 49735
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Office Hours:
8:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M.
1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Marlene Hopp, Director
Cynthia Polena, Clerk

The Housing Committee provides zero to three percent interest rate financing for rehabilitation and emergency repair programs to low and very low-income owner-occupied single-family residential and rental dwellings in Otsego County.

  • Rental rehabilitation is provided to second floor apartments above the City of Gaylord business district downtown. Available to landlords/owners at a zero percent forgivable deferred loan. Based on grant availability.
  • Qualified Habitat for Humanity applicants can utilize funds for site preparation for their new home.
  • Deteriorated single-family occupied dwellings maybe considered for a replacement of a manufactured unit.

Program funding is announced in local newspapers, flyers, and meetings.

Grant Applications

2015 HRF Grant Application

Personnel Selection

The Board of Commissioners in conjunction with the Housing Committee by the direction of the county personnel policies and hiring procedures appoints the Housing Director and Clerk.

The Board of Commissioners in conjunction with the Housing Committee appoints housing members from the local community to review projects and bids to determine if eligible. Currently there are seven Housing Members, which include two insurance agents, a County Commissioner, a Pastor, a retired contractor, a citizen from Corwith Township and currently a board vacancy.

Relationship to the County Board

The County Board provides a vital housing resource to the community by granting a governing Housing Committee. The board participates in the selection of the professional housing board and staff, furnishes office space and utilities, and approves operational grants.

Departmental Revenues

Support for the Housing Committee is granted from Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) – Community Development Block Grants, USDA – Rural Development, Program Income, MSHDA Property Improvement Program, and Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency Weatherization Program.
The Housing Committee and staff organize grants to provide sources of funding.

Monthly Meeting Schedule

2015 Housing Committee Meeting Schedule
2014 Housing Committee Meeting Schedule
2013 Housing Committee Meeting Schedule
2012 Housing Committee Meeting Schedule
2011 Housing Committee Meeting Schedule
2010 Housing Committee Meeting Schedule

Resources for locating available housing.



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