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Missing Middle Housing Program
The Missing Middle Housing Program (“MMHP”) is a housing production program designed to address the general lack of attainable housing and the housing challenges underscored by the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing the supply of housing stock to support the growth and economic mobility of employees by providing cost defrayment to developers investing in, constructing, or substantially rehabbing properties targeted to Missing Middle households. MMHP is funded by State appropriated American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funds from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. $50 million of ARP funding was initially dedicated in March of 2022, with an additional $50 million of ARP funding in January 2023, for a total of $100 million dedicated to the Missing Middle Housing Program.
Missing Middle grants are designed to help reduce construction costs by funding gaps in eligible projects. The grant amount is limited to the actual labor and material cost of the construction or rehabilitation with a maximum award of $80,000 per unit for projects of less than 12 units (i.e. 11 units or less) and $70,000 per unit for all others. Each geographic partnership region throughout the state will receive a minimum amount of funding as shown to the chart located at Tab E – Housing Partnership Regions.
There are two rounds for eligible developers to apply for funding. Round 1 closed on December 30, 2022 and Round 2 opens March 20, 2023.
|Funding Round||Round Opening Date||Funding Closing Date||Total Funding Available|
|Round 1||Monday, September 19, 2022||CLOSED||$15,000,000|
|Round 2||March 20, 2023||Monday, September 30, 2024||$80,000,000|
Round 1 List of Awards & Applicants - as of March 20, 2023
Round 2 Regional Funding Availability - as of March 16, 2023
Round 2 Application Rankings - as of March 24, 2023
Interested parties and applicants should first read and be familiar with the Missing Middle Housing Program Plan (linked below) as it is the governing document for the Missing Middle Housing Program and details the key program requirements.
Inclusive Design within the Missing Middle Program
MSHDA encourages the building of more accessible and adaptable housing with Missing Middle funding. Based on CDC data Michigan has a 26% disability rate among adults, meaning one out of every four adults in Michigan has a disability, with 12% being mobility, 5% hearing and 3% vision. The older adult population in the state is growing and so is the need to build housing designed to age in place. Investing in accessible and adaptable housing within the Missing Middle Program will address these demands and further equitable housing opportunities. For Missing Middle requirements, refer to Tab J - Missing Middle Inclusive Design Requirements.
Missing Middle Housing Program Plan
Missing Middle Housing Program FAQ
How to Apply: Round 2 will open on March 20, 2023, and all applications must be received via Sharepoint.
- Applications will be reviewed in a first-come-first-served basis within the applicable project and geographic targets.
- Only complete applications will be reviewed. For an application to be considered complete, it must include the application, pro-forma and all other required documents as outlined in the Missing Middle Housing Program Checklist.
Step 1: Create your SharePoint folder by clicking here: https://forms.office.com/g/Zs7V2gyWh0
Note: You will receive an email from IT with a direct link to your private folder (sometimes it goes into spam/junk folders)
Step 2: Fill out the Missing Middle Application and upload into your SharePoint folder
Step 3: Fill out the Missing Middle pro-forma(s) based on your project type and upload into your SharePoint folder
Step 4: Upload supporting documents and related material as required per the Missing Middle Housing Program Checklist
Step 5: MSHDA staff will contact you if additional information is needed during our review
Missing Middle Program Checklist
This Missing Middle Program Checklist is a developer’s roadmap to all the documentation that needs to be submitted as part of applying for the Missing Middle program. Applicants should use this checklist to ensure they are submitting all necessary documentation when applying for Missing Middle funding.
Missing Middle Housing Program Checklist
Missing Middle Application
The Missing Middle Application document is submitted as part of an application package for Missing Middle funding and communicates to MSHDA important facts and information describing the Missing Middle project being proposed.
Missing Middle Pro-Forma
These spreadsheet pro-forma templates should be filled out and submitted by applicants as part of the application submission. They communicate to MSHDA how the project will be financially feasible and achieve completion with the sources that are available.
Missing Middle pro-forma for projects with for RENT units
Missing Middle pro-forma for projects with for SALE units
Missing Middle Program Policies, Links, and Documents
The following Tabs contain additional policies, links, and documents that applicants will need to be aware of and utilize as part of the Missing Middle Program.
- Tab A – Missing Middle Trade Payment Breakdown
- Tab B – Missing Middle EEO Policy - EEO Policy Statement & Appendix for Construction Contract
- Tab C – Missing Middle Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan (AFHMP)
- Tab D – Missing Middle Financial Capacity
- Tab E - Housing Partnership Regions
- Tab F - Income, Rent and Sale limit information
- Tab G – Missing Middle Environmental Requirements NOTE: all applicants must complete environmental checklist
- Tab H – Missing Middle Underwriting Standards
- Tab I – Missing Middle Compliance Policy - Update coming soon
Missing Middle Income & Rent Limits can be found here: Income Rent & Utility Limits (michigan.gov)
- Tab J - Missing Middle Inclusive Design Requirements
- Link to Rural Development site to determine if location is considered Rural: Single Family Housing Eligibility Assessment (usda.gov)
- Select 'Property Eligibility' tab, accept terms and enter your project address
- Tab K - Davis Bacon Requirement Information
Missing Middle Funded Projects
Round 1 List of Awards & Applicants
Questions? You can contact us at: MSHDA-MissingMiddle@michigan.gov