LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) — A representative from the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce testified Thursday before a state Senate committee about a set of bills aimed to improve affordable housing.

Grand Rapids Chamber Senior Director of Government Affairs Joshua Lunger addressed the Senate Committee on Economic and Small Business. Representatives from the Home Builders Association of Michigan, Borealis Strategic, Michigan Municipal League and Housing North also spoke.

Watch a replay of the hearing above.

Those organizations and others have banded together to create Housing Michigan, which is pushing legislation to support renovation or building of housing. It is focusing on three areas: local control, flexibility and workforce housing.