Housing Committee Office

County Building, Room 213
225 West Main St.
Gaylord, MI 49735
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Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M. 1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Phone:989-731-7570 Fax:989-731-7599 Staff: Marlene Hopp, Director
Cynthia Polena, Clerk

The Housing Committee provides 50% forgivable deferred loans, or 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.

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


Board Opening


Grant Applications


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, Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency Weatherization Program and Neighborhood Impact Program. The Housing Committee and staff organize grants to provide sources of funding.

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