MSHDA unveils $2 million modular housing program to create affordable builds

Media Contacts:
Katie Bach, BachK@michigan.gov
Anna Vicari, VicariA@michigan.gov

May 11, 2021

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is pleased to launch its $2 million MSHDA MOD program following the success of a 2019 modular home construction pilot project. It's designed to help Michigan communities attract and retain new businesses, talent and homebuyers by creating affordable new construction housing using modular build/modified technology homes.

Through this program, MSHDA is awarding up to $200,000 per recipient to aid in the construction, marketing, and sale of a modular home that can serve as a catalyst to encourage new construction of affordable homes within the community. The activities financed include model delivery, taxes, site preparation, on-site finishing, and related construction costs.

By leveraging modular housing builds, the program offers communities a practical workforce housing solution by reducing the timeline for typical single-family home construction- allowing housing to be made available for immediate occupancy.

"Aligning with MSHDA's ongoing mission to ensure quality affordable housing is available to all Michigan residents, we are very excited to launch our organization's latest MOD program- positioned to help expedite single-family housing development," said Tonya Young, MSHDA's Neighborhood Enhancement Team Manager. "The program uses alternative strategies to help meet workforce housing demands statewide and attract homebuyers to Michigan communities."

MSHDA MOD program funding is available for use towards single-family modular construction opportunities, single-family modified technology/techniques, and small-scale multi-unit modular construction options.

Funding submissions for the program are limited to eligible nonprofit agencies (501c3), local units of government, and limited dividend housing associations in areas that are primarily residential and low to moderate income.

Electronic submissions will be accepted through June 1, 2021. For more information on the program and how to apply, visit MSHDA's website at www.michigan.gov/mshdamod.

MSHDA Mission
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), established in 1966, serves the people of Michigan by partnering to provide quality housing that is affordable, a cornerstone of diverse, thriving communities.

 

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