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MSHDA awards $5 million in grants for MI-HOPE energy-efficiency program

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MSHDA awards $5 million in grants for MI-HOPE energy-efficiency program

Lansing, Mich. – The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has awarded $5 million in grants to organizations across the state as part of the second round of funding for the Michigan Housing Opportunities Promoting Energy Efficiency program (MI-HOPE).

An extension of MSHDA’s Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) — which funds innovative housing-oriented activities that address specific community needs — MI-HOPE is a program federally funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) to help homeowners with home repairs and upgrades to enhance energy efficiency. By partnering with local government and nonprofit agencies, MI-HOPE supports Michigan households by facilitating home improvements including, roof and window replacement, HVAC modifications, electrical and appliance upgrades, storm door installation and more.

“MI-HOPE has brought energy-efficient upgrades and modifications to many Michigan homes already. We’re confident this funding will empower the grantees to expand the program even further and continue making a substantial impact for residents statewide,” said Amy Hovey, MSHDA Executive Director.

In this second round of funding, MSHDA awarded a total of $5,522,862 across 17 local agencies. The organizations and award amounts are:

  • Arenac County: $262,500
  • Baraga-Houghton-Keweenaw Community Action Agency: $250,000
  • Cass County Land Bank Authority: $500,000
  • City of Dowagiac: $300,000
  • City of Lapeer: $210,000
  • City of Montrose: $300,000
  • City of Owosso: $105,000
  • Copper Country Habitat for Humanity: $500,000
  • Habitat for Humanity Capital Region: $500,000
  • Human Development Commission: $500,000
  • Iosco County: $500,000
  • Ogemaw County: $262,500
  • Oscoda County: $262,500
  • Rebuilding Together Southeast Michigan: $270,362
  • Saginaw County Community Action Committee, Inc.: $150,000
  • The Salvation Army: $500,000
  • Washington Heights United Methodist Church and Community: $150,000

Applications for additional MI-HOPE funding rounds are open to nonprofit agencies and local governments. For more information, visit


The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), established in 1966, provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve safe and decent affordable housing, engage in community economic development activities, develop vibrant cities, towns and villages, and address homeless issues.