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Gov. Whitmer Puts Michigan Families First by Awarding Funding to Help Construct 690 New Housing Units Across Michigan


December 15, 2021 

Media Contact: Katie Bach,  

Anna Vicari,   

Gov. Whitmer Puts Michigan Families First by Awarding Funding to Help Construct 690 New Housing Units Across Michigan 

The new affordable housing development projects will lower the costs for families and put more money back in their pockets. 

LANSING, Mich. -? Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) today awarded more than $13 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) which will be used to build new affordable multifamily rental housing or to rehabilitate existing properties, putting Michigan first. This funding round will support the construction or renovation of 14 properties and 690 affordable housing units in rural and urban communities across the state.   

"Investments in housing help us put Michiganders first and are critical to furthering our economic momentum," said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. "When families have a place to call home, it leads to upward mobility, a higher quality of life, and thriving communities. This program helps us lower costs for working families by providing housing stability and opportunity. These awards will help us get a jump on my ambitious MI New Economy plan goal of creating 75,000 new or rehabilitated housing units within the next five years." 

LIHTC are federal tax credits administered through MSHDA following a competitive application process. Developers who receive LIHTC awards can claim credits against their tax liability annually for up to 10 years, incentivizing investments in affordable housing in local communities. 

"Not only will these 14 projects provide greater access to affordable housing for Michigan families, but they will also stimulate local economic growth and bring us even closer to the goal of providing every Michigander with access to safe, quality, affordable housing," said Chad Benson, MSHDA rental development director. 

The development projects receiving LIHTC awards:  






Walter French 


1900 Cedar Development, LLC & Capital Area Housing Partnership 


52 new apartments 

Orchard Manor Apartments 


Communities First, Inc. & RAD Conversion Specialists, LLC 


34 new apartments 

700 E. Court Street Village 


Presbyterian Villages of Michigan & McFarlan Charitable Corp. 


119 renovated apartments 

The Blackstone 


MVAH Holding LLC & Jackson Housing Commission 


53 new apartments 

Lake Huron Woods Phase 2 Apartments 

Fort Gratiot Township 

Presbyterian Villages of Michigan & Port Huron Housing Commission 


45 new apartments 

Lexington School Apartments 

Grand Rapids 

Commonwealth Development Corporation of America & Edifici, LLC  


39 new apartments 

MoTown Square Affordable Assisted Living 

Grand Rapids 

LINC Up Nonprofit Housing Corporation & MoTown Square Development 


54 new apartments 

Center City Lofts 


Spire Development, Inc. 


55 new apartments 


Garfield Township 

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians & RTHawk Housing Alliance 


36 new apartments 

Lee Plaza 


Ethos Development Partners & The Roxbury Group 


52 new apartments 

West Belding 


 Cove Investments, LLC & Community Advancement Advisors, LLC  


48 renovated apartments 



Lenox Township 

PK Development Group, LLC 


32 renovated apartments  

Remus Apartments 


Tpenland LLC; James 127 LLC; Cree Construction Co. 1 LLC, D & D Consultants LLC  


47 renovated apartments 

Perry Acres 

Lenox Township 

PK Development Group, LLC 


24 renovated apartments 


MSHDA Mission The?Michigan State Housing Development Authority?(MSHDA), established in 1966, serves the people of Michigan by partnering to provide quality housing that is affordable, a cornerstone of diverse, thriving communities.