Mikki Droste is the Executive Director of the Capital Area Housing Partnership, based in Lansing. She is an at-large member representing the whole state.

Mikki 3What is the history/purpose of your organization in one sentence?

Capital Area Housing Partnership promotes strong, diverse neighborhoods with a variety of affordable housing options and assists mid-Michigan residents in obtaining greater financial independence.

What do you do at your organization?

I have recently moved into the role of Executive Director at CAHP, allowing me to spend more time in the community developing partnerships to design/deliver sustainable, affordable housing. Her professional mission is to work on teams designed for and tasked with increasing organizational capacity and creating new/better ways to broaden opportunities for all.   

Is there anything special we should know about you or your organization?

CAHP began in 1992 as a small group of citizens, interested in bettering their neighborhoods. In this time we have generated over $28 million in home-ownership opportunities, provided housing counseling and education to more than 5,000 households and have developed/own a number of residential and mixed-used rental properties. CAHP remains connected and committed to the neighborhoods served.