Eligible Distressed Areas (2020)

Updated August 6, 2020


Eligible Distressed Areas are generally those cities, villages and townships which exhibit higher than statewide average levels of economic distress. Applicants for certain competitive MSHDA programming who are located in an Eligible Distressed Area may receive enhancements to their applications. There are no cash awards available to residents, businesses, or local governments based on the Eligible Distressed Areas list.

Section 11 of Public Act 346 of 1966 defines an “eligible distressed area” as one or more of the following:

1. Community Wide:

A community that meets all of the following requirements (formula allocation):

A. The municipality shows a negative population change from 1970 to the date of the most recent federal decennial census.

B. The municipality shows an overall increase in the state equalized value of real and personal property of less than the statewide average increase since 1972.

C. The municipality has a poverty rate, as defined by the most recent decennial census, greater than the statewide average.

D. The municipality has had an unemployment rate higher than the statewide average unemployment rate for three of the preceding five years.

2. Blighted Areas Within a Community:

  • An area located in a city with a population of at least 10,000 which is either designated as a “blighted area” by a local legislative body or which is determined by the Authority to be blighted or largely vacant by reason of clearance or blight. If the Authority designates the area as blighted, it must determine that private enterprise has failed to provide a supply of adequate, safe, and sanitary dwellings sufficient to meet market demand. In addition, the city must approve the changes in income limits that are associated with this designation by either a resolution or written communication from the higher legislative body of the city or the mayor.

3. Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Qualified Communities:

  • An area located in a local unit of government certified by the Michigan Enterprise Zone Authority as meeting the criteria prescribed in Section 2(d) of the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Act of 1992. These criteria include all county seats

 

ELIGIBLE DISTRESSED AREAS updated August 6, 2020

CITIES

Adrian

Albion

Allegan

Alma

Alpena

Ann Arbor

Bad Axe

Bangor

Battle Creek

Bay City

Benton Harbor

Bessemer

Big Rapids

Bronson

Buchanan

Burton

Cadillac

Caro

Carson

City

Caspian

Center Line

Charlevoix
Charlotte

Cheboygan

Coldwater

Coleman

Corunna

Crystal

Falls

Dearborn

Dearborn

Heights

Detroit

Dowagiac

Durand

East Lansing

Eastpointe

Ecorse

Escanaba

Ferndale

Flint

Frankfort

Gaastra

Gaylord

Gibraltar

Gladstone

Gladwin

 

 

VILLAGES

Atlanta

Baldwin

Bellaire

Beulah

Cassopolis

 

TOWNSHIPS (County)

Benton (Berrien)

Bridgeport (Saginaw)

Brookfield (Huron)

Buena Vista (Saginaw)

Calumet (Houghton)

Carp Lake (Ontonagon)

Carrollton (Saginaw)

Champion (Marquette)

Columbia (Tuscola)

Columbus (Luce)

Duncan (Houghton)

Elba (Gratiot)

Elmwood (Tuscola)

 

 

TOTALS = 193 EDAs: 139 Cities, 39 Townships, and 15 Villages

 

 

Grand Haven

Grand Rapids

Grayling Hamtramck

Harbor Beach

Harper Woods

Harrison

Harrisville

Hart

Hartford

Hastings

Hazel Park

Highland Park

Hillsdale

Holland

Houghton

Howell 

Inkster

Ionia

Iron Mountain

Iron River

Ironwood

Ishpeming

Ithaca

Jackson

Kalamazoo

Kingsford

Lake City

Lansing

Lapeer

Lincoln

Park

Livonia

Ludington

Madison

Heights

Manistee

Manistique

Marine City

Marquette

Marshall

Mason

Melvindale

Menominee

Midland

Monroe

Montrose

Mt. Clemens

Mt. Morris

 

 

Centreville

Eagle

River

Kalkaska

L’Anse

 

 

 

Emerson (Gratiot)

Fairfield (Lenawee)

Genesee (Genesee)

Indianfields (Tuscola)

LaGrange (Cass)

L’Anse (Baraga)

Lansing (Ingham)

Leoni (Jackson)

Marlette (Sanilac)

McMillan (Luce)

Minden (Sanilac)

Montrose (Genesee)

 

 

Mt. Pleasant

Munising
Muskegon

Muskegon Heights

Norton Shores

Niles

Norway

Oak Park

Olivet

Omer

Onaway

Owosso

Petoskey

Pinconning

Pontiac

Port Huron

Portage

Reading

Reed City

River Rouge

Rogers City

Saginaw

Sandusky

Sault Ste. Marie

St. Ignace

St. Johns

St. Joseph

St. Louis

Southfield

Standish

Stanton

Sturgis

Tawas City

Taylor

Three Rivers

Traverse City

Trenton

Vassar

Wakefield

Warren

Wayne

West Branch

White Cloud

Whittemore

Wyandotte

Wyoming

Ypsilanti

 

 

 


Leland

Mio

Newberry

Ontonagon

Paw Paw

Roscommon

 

 

Mt. Morris (Genesee)

Mueller (Schoolcraft)

Oscoda (Iosco)

Oliver (Huron County)

Pulawski (Presque Isle)

Redford (Wayne)

Royal Oak (Oakland)

Sebewaing (Huron)

Sheridan (Calhoun)

Sodus (Berrien)

Spaulding (Saginaw)

Turner (Arenac)

Wakefield (Gogebic)

Wisner (Tuscola)