The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is seeking input from League members.
Earlier this month the Michigan Strategic Fund took action of approving $20 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to be awarded to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to assist in meeting the goals of the 2022 State of Michigan’s Statewide Housing Plan, which has the goal of building or rehabilitating more than 75,000 housing units in the next five years. The transfer of the CDBG program to MSHDA is intended to jumpstart the execution of the housing plan.
Teams at MEDC and MSHDA have been committed to supporting the expansion of workforce and affordable housing across the state. This change will allow more flexible funding to promote housing innovation and ensure the state can get funds out the door more quickly to build more housing faster.
To identify local priority CDBG activities, please complete the survey by May 12, 2023.
Jennifer Rigterink is the League’s assistant director of state and federal affairs handling economic development, land use, and municipal services issues.