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Supportive Housing

The Department and Michigan State Housing Development Authority are partnering with the Corporation for Supportive Housing to facilitate the development of 300 units of Supportive Housing in Allegan, Kent, Genesee and Washtenaw counties. Over the last year these counties have formed broad community-based consortiums, applied for planning grants and developed proposals for the housing units. Ground-breaking on some of the units should happen this summer. These supportive housing demonstration projects will provide a model that all communities can replicate for their own supportive housing needs.

Home Choice is a home ownership program for persons with family members who have special needs. In cooperation with Fannie Mae, MSHDA, several banks and many brokering agencies across the state, the Department is offering home ownership support for those who may have been turned down for mortgages in the past because of high debt-to-income ratios or lack of a down payment. Down payment assistance, home ownership counseling, and help with all the steps that go into getting you a home are available.


  • 300 rental units estimated for FY `99 through the Supportive Housing program
  • 35 individuals/families to be served in FY `99 by Home Choice program

Mail to: Sue Eby