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Building Michigan Together Plan for Housing
On March 28, 2022, Governor Gretchen Whitmer celebrated the Building Michigan Together Plan, a bipartisan plan to invest nearly $5 billion in Michigan’s infrastructure, grow the economy, create jobs, and benefit families in every region of the state. [See the complete news release...]
The Building Michigan Together Plan provides funding centered on housing in underserved rural and urban areas, including:
- $150 million for housing and home improvements, such as:
- $50 million investment in the Housing and Community Development Fund to meet the housing needs of low-income households throughout the state.
- $50 million to create a missing middle housing gap fund.
- $50 million for residential home improvements including grants to incentivize energy efficiency and provide energy assistance.
- $383 million for COVID Emergency Rental Assistance to help tenants facing pandemic-related hardships avoid eviction while also ensuring landlords can recoup owed rent.
- $121 million to help Michigan homeowners avoid the personal devastation of foreclosure.
A Statewide Housing Plan
Housing is the cornerstone of thriving communities and every person deserves safe, affordable, and quality housing, yet according to the Michigan Statewide Housing Needs Assessment, about 50% of our state's renters, and 25% of its homeowners pay too much for housing. A Statewide Housing Plan will help identify the causes of this and other housing issues and what must be done to address them equitably, inclusively, and in a way that best leverages all available resources.
MSHDA is leading the development of Michigan's first collaborative statewide housing plan. [Read more...]