MSHDA awards $1.4 million in Neighborhood Enhancement Grants

Media Contact: Misty Elliott  | 517-335-9847

July 29, 2019

High impact, quick-turn projects are underway all over the state with support from Michigan State Housing Development Authority Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) grants. MSHDA recently awarded 37 NEP grants to local governments and nonprofit groups across Michigan to launch improvement projects directly tied to enhancing and stabilizing communities.

“These grants are awarded to local groups with innovative ideas that address specific needs in their neighborhoods,” said Gary Heidel, Acting Executive Director of MSHDA. “The projects selected for grants are highly visible, housing-oriented opportunities that will improve the quality of life for the people living in these communities.”

NEP grants require that the projects and activities align with one or more of three core components, including: housing enhancements; neighborhood beautification; and/or neighborhood public amenity enhancements. Funded projects should be completed by the end of the year and make a noticeable difference within the community.

The goal of this funding is to help – and eventually showcase – model Michigan neighborhoods where residents are engaged and facilitating change

The grant awardees are:
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The Alliance for Economic Success, Thompsonville
Grant amount: $10,000

Bancroft Village
Grant amount: $20,000

Bay Area Housing, Bay City
Grant amount: $50,000

Capital Area United Way
Grant amount: $50,000

City of Bessemer
Grant amount: $30,000

City of Big Rapids
Grant amount: $50,000

City of Bronson
Grant amount: $40,000

City of Dowagiac
Grant amount: $50,000

City of Durand
Grant amount: $20,000

City of Evart
Grant amount: $30,000

City of Grand Haven
Grant amount: $50,000

City of Lapeer
Grant amount: $49,995

City of Manton
Grant amount: $30,000

City of Reed City
Grant amount: $25,000

City of Three Rivers
Grant amount: $50,000

Community enCompass, Muskegon
Grant amount: $43,587

Dansville Village
Grant amount: $15,000

City of Eaton Rapids
Grant amount: $50,000

The First Free Methodist Church of Coldwater
Grant amount: $39,152

GenesisHOPE, Detroit
Grant amount: $50,000

Gogebic Health Range Foundation, Ironwood
Grant amount: $50,000

Gogebic Ontonagon Community Action Agency
Grant amount: $50,000

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County, Ludington
Grant amount: $40,700

Habitat for Humanity of Oakland, Southfield and Pontiac
Grant amount: $49,500

Jefferson East Inc., Detroit
Grant amount: $50,000

LifeBUILDERS, Detroit
Grant amount: $50,000

NCCS Center for Nonprofit Housing, White Cloud
Grant amount: $50,000

City of Negaunee
Grant amount: $50,000

Venture, Inc., Pontiac
Grant amount: $20, 000

Village of Cassopolis
Grant amount: $30,000

Village of Colon
Grant amount: $9,500

Village of Mancelona
Grant amount: $30,000

Village of Morrice
Grant amount: $18,969

Village of Pinckney
Grant amount: $40,000

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, Highland Park
Grant amount: $50,000

Wayne County Land Bank, Highland Park
Grant amount: $25,000

WoodBridge Neighborhood Development Corporation, Detroit
Grant amount: $50,000