Michigan State Housing Development Authority
Calhoun, Cass and Jackson counties will benefit
Contact: Katie Bach
August 13, 2013
LANSING, Mich. –Scott Woosley, executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), today announced a total of $850,000 in Housing Resource Fund (HRF) grants, which will allow home rehabilitation and emergency repair projects to move forward in three counties.
Calhoun and Jackson counties will each receive $300,000 grants, while Cass County will get a $250,000 grant.
“Projects that stem from these grants have great potential to create a positive and sustained community impact,” Woosley said. “As the physical condition of housing in these areas improves, pride of ownership is restored and nearby homeowners feel empowered to improve their homes and businesses. All of this has a significant ripple effect on the county and its residents.”
Each county will receive a small percentage of the funding to oversee administrative operations of the program.
Local governmental units are eligible to apply for funding from the HRF for affordable housing projects through the Office of Community Development at MSHDA. The HRF is comprised primarily of federal funds from the HOME Investment Partnership and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), supplemented by allocations of MSHDA funds.