MSHDA awards $1.8 million in Neighborhood Enhancement Program grants

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

May 27, 2021

LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) awarded more than $1.8 million in Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) grants to 43 local governments and nonprofit groups across Michigan to launch projects directly tied to improving and stabilizing communities. Projects will focus mainly on housing repairs and upgrades while some also will include neighborhood public amenity enhancements.

"As MSHDA works to support the improvement and stabilization of Michigan's neighborhoods, we are pleased to award this latest round of grants to local groups across the state as they help their communities through the completion of high-impact projects aimed at improving the quality of life for residents," said Tonya Young, Neighborhood Enhancement Team manager.

During this sixth round of issuing NEP grants, MSHDA allocated funds to 21 nonprofit agencies and 22 local units of government serving rural communities and urban neighborhoods. To become a grantee, organizations had to show a level of need and demonstrate that the proposed project will make a noticeable difference in the community and/or serve as a catalyst to promote neighborhood stability.

Residents should start noticing activity related to the grants in their communities this summer or fall and the projects should be complete by December 31, 2021.

The goal of this funding is to help-and eventually showcase-model Michigan neighborhoods where residents are taking the lead in facilitating change.

The grant awardees (with corresponding counties) are:

Allen Neighborhood Center (Ingham)
Grant Amount: $50,000

Bethany/Community EnCompass (Muskegon)
Grant Amount: $37,135

Alpena County (Alpena)
Grant Amount: $37,125

City of Beaverton (Gladwin)
Grant Amount: $39,600

City of Coldwater (Branch)
Grant Amount: $40,000

City of Dowagiac (Cass)
Grant Amount: $75,000

City of Eaton Rapids (Eaton)
Grant Amount: $40,000

City of Grand Haven (Ottawa)
Grant Amount: $29,000

City of Hancock (Houghton)
Grant Amount: $16,500

City of Highland Park (Wayne)
Grant Amount: $75,000

City of Ironwood (Gogebic)
Grant Amount: $30,000

City of Lapeer (Lapeer)
Grant Amount: $54,998

City of Madison Heights (Oakland)
Grant Amount: $25,000

City of Montrose (Genesee)
Grant Amount: $30,000

City of Mt. Pleasant (Isabella)
Grant Amount: $30,000

City of Owosso (Shiawassee)
Grant Amount: $41,250

City of Vassar (Tuscola)
Grant Amount: $30,000

Crawford County (Crawford)
Grant Amount: $75,000

Village of Cassopolis (Cass)
Grant Amount: $45,000

Village of Colon (St. Joseph County)
Grant Amount: $20,000

Village of Mancelona (Antrim)
Grant Amount: $30,000

Village of Paw Paw (Van Buren)
Grant Amount: $75,000

Bridging Communities (Wayne)
Grant Amount: $50,000

Capital Area Housing Partnership, Ingham
Grant Amount: $75,000

Gogebic-Ontonagon CAA (Gogebic)
Grant Amount: $30,000

Heritage Works (Wayne)
Grant Amount: $41,250

HOPE Village Revitalization (Wayne)
Grant Amount: $50,000

Jefferson East, Inc. (Wayne)
Grant Amount: $50,000

Joy Southfield CDC (Wayne)
Grant Amount: $16,500

KNHS (Kalamazoo)
Grant Amount: $74,989

LifeBUILDERS (Wayne)
Grant Amount: $50,000

Midtown Detroit, Inc. (Wayne)
Grant Amount: $50,000

NCCS Center for Nonprofit Housing (Newaygo)
Grant Amount: $25,000

New Development Corporation (Kent)
Grant Amount: $50,000

Ogemaw County (Ogemaw)
Grant Amount: $75,000

Rebuilding Together SE Michigan (Wayne)
Grant Amount: $30,000

Sinai-Grace Guild CDC (Wayne)
Grant Amount: $25,000

Southwest Housing Solutions (Wayne)
Grant Amount: $25,000

Southwestern Michigan Urban League (Calhoun)
Grant Amount: $50,000

Venture Inc. (Oakland)
Grant Amount: $45,500

Wayne County Land Bank / Highland Park (Wayne)
Grant Amount: $40,000

Wayne Metro CAA / Highland Park (Wayne)
Grant Amount: $50,000

Woodbridge NDC, (Wayne)
Grant Amount: $50,000

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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