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Climate Change and Housing Policy: The Case of Michigan, USA

Eric J. Strauss and Ayse Ozcan
SPDC Urban and Regional Planning, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI/USA

Abstract—This study evaluates the climate change perception of Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s (MSHDA) only through determining MSHDA's institutional identity and understanding its housing policy responding in climate change adaptation. MSHDA's certain plans and strategies for housing policy are analyzed and the contents of these documents are examined in terms of Michigan Climate Action Plan (CAP) objectives. In the first part of the study, a sectoral assessment based on carbon emissions is presented. In the second part, MSHDA housing policy is explained by text-based analysis. With this textbased analysis it is possible to define MSHDA's institutional climate change perception.

Index Terms—MSHDA, housing policy, climate-sensitive housing policy, climate change, Michigan, US

Cite: Eric J. Strauss and Ayse Ozcan, "Climate Change and Housing Policy: The Case of Michigan, USA," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 208-213, August 2020. doi: 10.18178/ijscer.9.3.208-213

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