MiNeighborhood Program


The MiNeighborhood Program works with neighborhood, local, and statewide organizations to identify and address neighborhood needs based on the premise of the Main Street Four-Point Approach®. The program connects existing and emerging opportunities to leverage resources in support of neighborhood revitalization.

Overview of the MiNeighborhood Program Approach

The MiNeighborhood Program encourages communities to complement a Main Street or traditional commercial district revitalization program with a near neighborhood revitalization program. The MiNeighborhood program will provide technical assistance as well as guidance to resources available to residential areas that are in proximity (within a ¼- ½ miles) to traditional commercial districts. This program will help to further enhance downtowns and to promote positive changes in image, marketability, physical condition and appearance of the neighborhood. The four points of the MiNeighborhood program are:

  • Organization - organizing neighborhood stakeholders to get residents working toward a common goal to implement the Mi Neighborhood program, a volunteer-based program
  • Events/Marketing - creating a positive image of the neighborhood and traditional commercial district or traditional downtown to attract residents, visitors, customers and investors, as well as to rekindle community pride
  • Design - enhancing the neighborhood's physical environment by capitalizing on its best assets and creating an inviting atmosphere through attractive parks, home improvements, streetscapes and landscaping
  • Neighborhood Reinvestment - create opportunities for residents to live in affordable homes, improve their lives, and strengthen their communities

MiNeighborhood Application

Please contact Lori LaPerriere at 517-241-4117 or laperrierel1@michigan.gov to receive information on obtaining an application.

All applications must be received no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, March 27, 2015. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

MiNeighborhood Program Summary