The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has created a Southeast Michigan partnership in our Detroit office with a team of staff available to better assist those who are strategically working on reshaping southeast Michigan. This customer-centric partnership works as the missing link between people who want to invest in their southeast Michigan communities located in Wayne, Oakland, Monroe and Macomb counties, and those who have the resources to help.
Anyone who lives, works or plays in southeast Michigan can see that the landscape is changing. Buildings that were once crumbling are being rebuilt. New developments exist where vacant lots once sat. Businesses are moving into communities instead of out of them. And people are beginning to follow as housing conditions improve. As the momentum builds, there is still a lot of work to be done, and a lot of people who have the will to see it through.
The good news is that there are a lot of resources available to those working to turn our southeast Michigan communities into vibrant cities, towns and villages. The bad news is that not everyone working toward the goal knows just how many agencies are there to help.
The Southeast Michigan Division (SEMD) has partnered with foundations like the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, developers, lenders, faith-based coalitions, local government and more to explore ways to work together on a common mission of improving the lives of the residents in southeast Michigan, in a way that is strategic and has lasting impact.