On August 17, 2021, the Manhattan City Commission approved the formation of a citizen-led steering committee for the Housing Market Analysis. The committee helped City staff and the selected consultant team, Development Strategies, Inc., to create a report addressing Manhattan’s housing needs; national, state, and regional data regarding housing conditions; and best practices from other communities.
The seventeen Steering Committee members utilized their diverse housing perspectives, networks, and expertise to share information, market the study, and formulate goals. In addition, they helped the team explore potential policies and project recommendations to be included in the final report.
The Steering Committee completed its charge with the adoption of the final report by the City Commission on November 1, 2022.