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Technical Assistance

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) offers technical assistance (TA) to nonprofit organizations, Participating Jurisdictions (PJs), and other local units of government which are (or will be) seeking MSHDA financing. The TA program supports MSHDA's overall efforts by providing direct one-on-one technical assistance as well as training workshops. Technical assistance is available for:

  • Strategic housing and business planning
  • Fund development
  • Board development
  • Internal program improvement
  • Staff training
  • Housing development
  • Construction management
  • Portfolio management

Specialized technical assistance is also offered to Continuum of Care bodies and nonprofit organizations supporting housing.

HUD's Equal Access and Gender Identity Rules

Equal Access Self Assessment tool on the HUD Exchange:

Visit HUD Exchange LGBT Homelessness Resource Page:

Materials available on the page include:

File complaints at:

Or call (800) 669-9777

Clarifies the term "family" and "family unit", as used in the HUD programs, see:

FAQs can be found at:


December 05, 2016

Grant awarded to help Veterans

A grant to the State of Michigan is designed to help homeless veterans in Battle Creek. The $43,711 grant was announced by U.S. senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters...Read More

November 18, 2016

Homeless Awareness Week!

The number of homeless people in Michigan is dropping. That's according to the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness. They say that the number of homeless people in our state has dropped six-percent and its down 15-percent among veterans...Read More

November 17, 2016

Homeless Awareness Week!

In observance of Homeless Awareness Week the Campaign to End Homelessness has recently published a news article to bring awareness throughout the state. Please share this article with family, friends, colleagues and your local community leaders...Read More



Paving the Way Home Video

Paving the Way Home

The second in the series "Paving the Way Home - Our Work Continues," highlights four successful developments around the state of Michigan working to house those in need.
Camp Take Notice Video

Camp Take Notice

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) help homeless individuals staying at Camp Take Notice, located on MDOT right of way near Ann Arbor, to find a safer place to call home. Camp residents were given notice that the camp would be closed. Housing vouchers were provided to those who qualified.