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Housing Readiness Incentive Grant Program

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Housing Readiness Incentive Grant Program

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The Housing Readiness Incentive Grant Program provides funding to eligible applicants to implement actions that encourage increasing housing supply and affordability. The program is authorized pursuant to Section 1028 of the State of Michigan’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget.

Funding Available & Maximum Grant Amount

$5,000,000 is allocated to the program.

  • $3,000,000 is available in Category A.
  • $2,000,000 is available in Category B.

The maximum grant amount per award is $50,000. Match and/or leverage funds are not required. Up to two disbursements are available per grant. The first may be an advance upon MSHDA’s receipt of an executed contract, to support the proposed activities; the second will be a reimbursement upon completion of the proposed activities.

HRI funds for Category B are fully subscribed.

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities include costs associated with the adoption of land use policies, master plan updates, zoning text amendments, and similar actions to encourage increasing housing supply and affordability. The work may be performed by existing and/or contracted employees and/or third-party consultants. Up to 10 percent of the total grant requested may be used for administrative expenses.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible applicants in Category A are cities, villages, and townships that do not have an Engaged, Essentials, and/or Certified designation from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s “Redevelopment Ready Communities” program.

Eligible applicants in Category B are cities, villages, and townships that have an Engaged, Essentials, and/or Certified designation from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s “Redevelopment Ready Communities” program.

Eligible applicants may only submit one application.

Register Now for the HRI Application Portal

The Housing Readiness Incentive (HRI) grant online application portal is hosted on software called IGX. In order to access the application, the applicant must first have an active IGX profile. It can take up to 48 hours for a profile to be approved in the IGX system.

The Authorized Official creates the IGX profile through a System Access Request. An Authorized Official is the designated person with the authority to make commitments and enter into contracts on behalf of the organization and will sign the grant agreement.

Counties, councils of government, universities, and for-profit and not-for-profit entities are among the organizations that are ineligible to apply.

Grant Rounds & Review

The online application portal for all applicants opened on January 16, 2024, and will remain open until funds are no longer available. There is no application deadline. Applications will be reviewed and awarded in the order in which they are received.

Please see the map and list for all awarded grantees as of June 4, 2024.

HRI Fund Commitments as of 06/04/2024

Total Awarded: $4,000,273.00
Remaining in HRI Fund: $999,727.00

Grant Term

Grants will have an initial term of 24 months, beginning on the date the grant was awarded.

Contact

HRI Frequently Asked Questions
For questions, email MSHDA-OHS@michigan.gov.