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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.  The MMHP seeks to increase the supply of workforce housing to support the growth and economic mobility of employees by providing grant funds to developers thereby defraying the cost of construction and rehabilitation of properties specifically targeted to households in the 60% - 120% Area Median Income (AMI).  The MMHP is funded by State appropriated American Recue Plan (ARP) Funds from the U.S. Department of Treasury.  To date, a total of $110 million has been dedicated to the Missing Middle Housing Program.  

Missing Middle grants are designed to reduce construction costs, specifically for material and wages, by funding gaps to eligible projects.  The standard maximum grant award is $80,000 per unit (projects of 11 units or less) and $70,000 per unit (12 units or more).  Each geographic partnership region received a minimum amount of funding.

We are not currently taking applications.  To date there have been two rounds for eligible developers to apply for funding.  Round 1 closed on December 30, 2022, and Round 2 closed on September 30, 2023.     

Funding Round Round Opening Date Funding Closing Date Total Funding Available
Round 1 September 19, 2022 CLOSED $15,000,000
Round 2 March 20, 2023 CLOSED

$ 89,500,000

NOTE: At this time there is no Round 3 planned. Please watch this page for updates should funding become available.

Round 2 Regional Funding Availability - as of October 30, 2023

Round 1 and Round 2 Awards and Application Rankings - as of September 28, 2023

Interested parties should read the Missing Middle Housing Program Plan (linked below) as it is the governing document for the Missing Middle Program and details the key 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 27% disability rate among adults, meaning one out of every four adults in Michigan has a disability, with 12% being mobility, 6% hearing and 4% 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 I - Missing Middle Inclusive Design Requirements. 

Missing Middle Housing Program Plan
Missing Middle Housing Program FAQ 

How to Apply: Round 2 is now closed. 

Documents needed when applying

Missing Middle Program Checklist – This provides a list of all the required documentation a developer must submit when applying to ensure they provide a complete application package. Click here for Missing Middle Housing Program Checklist

Missing Middle Application – Submitted as part of a complete application package, it communicates to MSHDA important facts about your proposed project.  Click here for Missing Middle Application (round 2 version) Missing Middle Application

Missing Middle Pro-Forma – Applicants must fill out and remit a completed proforma to represent to MSHDA how the project can achieve completion with the proposed sources and also be financially feasible over time.  Do not remit other version(s) of a proforma; only our template will be considered acceptable.

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 provide links to Missing Middle policies and documents 

Davis Bacon/Prevailing Wages Related

Forms and Resources

Award Commitment - What’s Next? Information for pre-grant agreement phase
Background and Credit Check Authorization Form
Prevailing Wage Certification Form and Instructions
Waiver of Wages Form (for on-site volunteers)
Authorization to Release Information
Administrative Expense Report

Forms Specific to Disbursement:


Relevant to For Sale Units only:

Beneficiary Compliance Agreement
Deed Restrictive Covenant

Relevant to Rental projects only:

Regulatory Agreement

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