Community Home Solutions is committed to facilitating the building of safe and thriving neighborhoods where people want to live, work and play; and to broadening partnerships resulting in increased economic & community development opportunities.

Community Home Solutions in a 501(c)3 non profit agency that 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 Doug Rise at doug@bahinc.org.  

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Chris Girard                                                                 Nancy Glaza                 
Chairman                                                                     Vice Chair                       

Kathy Divine                                                               Sharon Brown
Secretary                                                                     Treasurer

John Johnson                                                             Brenda Scramlin
Board Member                                                          Board Member

Carly Furtaw                                                              Debbie Kiesel
Board Member                                                          City of Bay City Liason 

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

​~Community Home Solutions~


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

Doug Rise                                                       Jessica Rivard 

Interim  President/CEO                            Program Manager    

Jeannie Failing                                              
Office Manager                                             Diane Ackley       

Lonnie Dowd                                                diane@bahinc.org Project Manager          

Additional Information about Community Home Solutions