~Community Home Solutions~

Additional Information about Community Home Solutions

Community Home Solutions' mission is to expand affordable housing opportunities in the Bay area by:

  • Recognizing, obtaining and administering funding for housing needs;
  • Combating community blight and deterioration by undertaking and assisting community revitalization efforts;
  • Developing and operating permanently affordable housing that builds strong and stable communities;
  • Providing counseling, training and education on housing issues affecting the people of Bay County.

Community Home Solutions BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Doug Rise                                                                 Chris Girard
Chairman                                                                     Vice Chair

Maxine Sheehan                                                        Nancy Glaza
Secretary                                                                     Treasurer

Brent Gettel                                                                John Johnson
Board Member                                                          Board Member    

Brenda Scramlin                                                    Carly Furtaw
Board Member                                                          Board Member

Frances Horgan                                                         Debbie Kiesel
Board Member                                                          City of Bay City Liason 

Kathy Divine                                                 
Board Member                                                          

Community Home Solutions STAFF


HOUSING DIVISION                                            EDUCATION DIVISION
(989) 893-9292                                                    (989) 686-6800

Erin Riley                                                                 Jessica Rivard 
President/CEO                                                      Education Program Manager
                                                                                                                                                              
Jeannie Failing                                                      Diane Ackley
Office Manager                                                     HomeOwnership Educator


Lonnie Dowd                                                            
Project Manager      


Community Home Solutions was established in 1993 to provide affordable housing for persons of low and moderate income and to combat community blight and deterioration by undertaking and assisting community revitalization efforts in Bay County.

Community Home Solutions has three programs to assist in this purpose:  The Homebuyer Purchase/Rehabilitation program, the Acquisition Development/Resale program, and the Neighborhood Preservation Project.  

In addition, homebuyer counseling is available to homeowners and homebuyers.  Pre-purchase education and budget counseling is given to potential homebuyers in the community who participate in Community Home Solutions' and other agency down payment assistance programs.  Foreclosure Prevention counseling is available to homeowners in the area who are facing financial difficulties.

Since 2008, Community Home Solutions has also become the Third Party Administrator to the County Housing Rehabilitation Programs in Bay County.

We welcome contributions to our website.  Send your comments, suggestions, and questions to Erin Riley at erin@bahinc.org.  

Please include a day-time phone number.

~    114 Washington Ave Bay City, MI 48708    ~    (989) 893-9292    ~    communityhomesolutions.us    ~