Michigan State Housing Development Authority Housing Initiatives Division’s MSHDA Mod Program Letter of Interest Announcement Dated April 15, 2019

MSHDA will provide up to $1,960,000 in funding statewide for new construction of modular single-family spec models to support workforce housing needs within the community.  

Interest submissions are being invited from any qualified nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency which is actively servicing a neighborhood; has at least one full-time employee; is not operating the agency via their principal residence; and has an operating budget exceeding $30,000 per year OR any rural local unit of government with a population of less than 5,000 OR non-rural local units of government with a population of less than 50,000 that are not direct recipients of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development federal funds exceeding $350,000 of CDBG and/or HOME program  allocation per year.


Submission Deadline: Midnight, Monday, June 3, 2019

May 10, 2019 - Email all questions by this date to with a Subject Line Reference entitled, “MSHDA Mod Question”.  
May 13, 2019 - Responses to questions posted in writing on MSHDA’s website.
May 15, 2019 - 1:00p.m.– 2:00p.m. EST - Join us for a Q & A conference call (877.402.9753 Access Code 3292085) to review all submitted questions and our responses.
June 3, 2019 – Midnight Submission Deadline.
July 8, 2019 - Anticipated Award Announcement.

All submissions become the property of MSHDA, are subject to FOIA and cannot be returned.

For more Letter of Interest details click here. To access the cover letter document that needs to be submitted click here

MSHDA Mod Q & A:

Q1:         Does a specific community within a county qualify as a rural units of government?
A1:         We do not qualify local units of government as rural and/or urban.  We qualify areas based on area median income and workforce housing need.
See the instructions link below for further guidance on MSHDA Mod Eligibility
                The first eligibility screening criteria is tied to area median household income.

Example:              Community XXX has $70,614 for median household income and $78,200 for 120% AMI
Community YYY has $102,659 for median household income and $78,200 for 120% AMI
The first eligibility screening is that the median household income must be equal to or less than the 120% AMI.
Therefore Community XXX would be eligible but Community YYY would not be eligible.

The second eligibility screening criteria would be economic growth and a workforce housing shortage/need.

We do not pre-qualify agencies and/or areas due to the need for more information.  
For any community you would need to determine eligibility first.  The steps are provided on the MSHDA Mod webpage and/or contact MSHDA for assistance.

Q2:         As long as the nonprofit organization is actively serving a neighborhood; has at least one full-time employee, is not operating the agency via their principal residence; and has an operating budget exceeding $30,000 per year would they qualify to do a Mod pilot in an urban area city?
A2.         Yes

Q3:         Can a nonprofit organization that fits the prescribed qualifications in the letter of interest dated April 15, 2019 apply to do a Mod pilot any area regardless of whether it’s rural or urban?
A3:         The issue of qualifying/selecting a potential area is not contingent on its type but instead on the activity taking place or planned within that area and its workforce housing impact.

MSHDA Mod Eligibility Information:
Community Median Household Income Instructions - Exhibit B-1
120% Area Median Income Information - Exhibit B-2
If your specific community is not found on Exhibit B-2 click here to determine what MSA should be used instead.

MSHDA Mod Grant Agreement Template 
MSHDA MOD Program Information
MSHDA MOD Brochure
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