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MSHDA Outreach


The Outreach team provides information about housing resources and related supportive services Michigan residents need to maintain their housing stability. The team’s areas of focus include: homeownership, rental housing, ending homelessness, neighborhood stabilization, credit counseling and more. We engage partners, stakeholders, and legislators to spread awareness of MSHDA, partner programs and services through live and virtual housing fairs, along with educational workshops, and webinars.

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MSHDA Outreach team

Outreach Initiatives

The MSHDA Outreach Initiatives provide services throughout many counties and cities throughout the State of Michigan in the form of:

  • Resource fairs
  • Community engagement and involvement
  • Educational workshops and free credit counseling
  • Providing materials to reduce homelessness and create financial solvency

The MSHDA Outreach Initiatives links Michigan citizens to MSHDA resources through:

  • Legislative and governmental engagement
  • Partnering with community and faith-based organizations

Our Results

The Outreach team has become the primary source to disseminate MSHDA's programs and products to citizens. We offer relationships, partnerships, innovative social media techniques and direct community engagement via housing resource fairs.


VIRTUAL EVENT: Region 9 State Partnership: Collaborate, Communicate and Connect

Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is pleased to invite you to join the State Partners Virtual Resource Fair. With representation from eight state departments, you'll learn about available resources from your regional contacts for these departments. The presentation will identify opportunities for community development with broad applications from affordable housing to land use to transportation. Presenters will provide details about the funding, services, and other resources unique to their area. The information will be tailored to those working in local or county government agencies and related NGOs and nonprofit groups targeting community development initiatives. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A session. We hope you'll join us to see how our programs may benefit your community.

The event will highlight the availability of public resources for interested parties in Region 9 which includes Livingston, Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Monroe and Washtenaw counties.

Presenters Include:

  • Tommy Scott, outreach coordinator for MSHDA
  • Caitlin Yost, grant coordinator for the Michigan Department of Transportation's Office of Economic Development
  • Ray Govus, community development manager for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Terri Barker, economic and community development analyst for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Jeff Huntington, operations manager for the Michigan Land Bank Authority
  • Clay Summers, grants section manager for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • Sarah Venner and Holden Branch, brownfield coordinators for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, & Energy

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Outreach events

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Our partners play a key role in our housing resource fairs. The valuable resources our partners provide allow our team to host events that are diverse, informative and provide citizens with a variety of programs. Depending on the specific theme we utilize, the ability to secure partners who can provide resources at our event for citizens becomes paramount.

Our key partners include:

  • All departments of the State of Michigan
  • DTE
  • Comcast
  • Detroit Public Television
  • Financial institutions
  • Local and municipal units of government
  • Michigan Association of County Treasures