MSHDA Announces $6.2 Million in CDBG Grants

LANSING, Mich., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scott Woosley, executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), recently announced more than $6.2 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding that will spur home rehabilitation and blight removal projects in cities and counties across the state.  

MSHDA administers the federally-funded CDBG program through the Community Development Division (CDD). CDBG funds are used by smaller communities and counties to upgrade homes owned by income qualified residents and carry out other housing-related activities such as blight removal and rental rehab. The CDD supports affordable housing and vibrant places by providing financial resources and technical assistance training to local and statewide partners.

"MSHDA is thrilled to be able to invest in so many places around the state with these grants," Woosley said. "The funds will benefit communities, which in turn betters Michigan as a whole."

County Recipients:

Alpena County: $414,600, to rehabilitate 12 homeowner occupied homes within the city of Alpena in Alpena County. Grant Administrator: Cam Habermehl, 989.354.9664.

Calhoun County: $197,860, to demolish 19 blighted residential structures throughout the county. Grant Administrator: Art Kale, 269.781.0928.

Crawford County: $402,200, to rehabilitate nine homeowner occupied homes within the city of Grayling in Crawford County. Grant Administrator: Dave Stephenson, 989.344.3284.

Delta County: $207,300, to rehabilitate six homeowner occupied homes and assist three homeowners with emergency repairs throughout the county. Grant Administrator: Tom Elegeert, 906.789.5100.

Iosco County: $292,600, to rehabilitate six rental rehab units throughout losco County. Grant Administrator: Jeffrey Matthews, 989.362.4212.

Iron County: $150,000, to rehabilitate six homeowner occupied homes and assist six homeowners with emergency repairs throughout Iron County. Grant Administrator: Carl Lind, 906.875.3106.

Marquette County (Lead Agency): $211,188, to demolish 29 blighted residential structures in Alger County, Delta County, Gogebic County, Houghton County, and Marquette County. Grant Administrator: Gerald Corkin, 906.225.8197.

Montmorency County: $304,800, to rehabilitate eight homeowner occupied homes and assist four homeowners with emergency repairs within the target areas) of Atlanta, Hillman and Lewiston throughout the county. Grant Administrator: Gene Thornton, 989.785.8000.

Ogemaw County: $487,800, to rehabilitate 20 homeowner occupied homes within Mills Township and assist 10 homeowners with emergency repairs throughout the county. Grant Administrator: Greg Illig, 989.345.0215.

Oscoda County: $346,700, to rehabilitate eight homeowner occupied homes and assist three homeowners with emergency repairs throughout Oscoda County. Grant Administrator: Jack Kischnick, 989.886.1130.

Otsego County Housing Commission: $275,000, to rehabilitate seven  homeowner occupied homes within the targeted areas of Bagley Township, the city of Gaylord, the village of Vanderbilt and the unincorporated village of Johannesburg and assist eight homeowners with emergency repairs throughout Otsego County. Grant Administrator: John Burt: 989.731.7520.

Presque Isle County: $304,800, to rehabilitate nine homeowner occupied homes within the targeted areas of Rogers City and the city of Onaway and assist four homeowners with emergency repairs throughout the county. Grant Administrator: Carl Altman, 989.734.3288.

Wexford County: $100,000, to rehabilitate three homeowner occupied homes within the targeted areas of Cadillac, Mesick, and Manton and also assist two homeowners with emergency repairs throughout the county. Grant Administrator: Leslie Housler, 231.429.4327

City Recipients:

City of Adrian: $389,625, to rehabilitate eight existing units throughout Lenawee County. Grant Administrator: Jim Berryman, 517.263.2161.

City of Alpena: $487,400, to assist landlords at properties 805 W. Chisholm, 117 N. Second Ave., and 113 S. Ninth St. with rehabilitation of a combined total of 10 rental units. Grant Administrator: Adam Poll, 989.354.1771.

City of Boyne City: $195,100, to assist the William. H. White House at 417 Boyne Ave. with the rehabilitation of four rental units. Grant Administrator: Michael Cain: 231.582.0377.

City of Durand: $76,400, to demolish up to four blighted residential structures within targeted areas throughout Shiawassee County. Grant Administrator: Amy Roddy, 989.288.3112x106.

City of Fremont: $483,000, to rehabilitate eight new units and two existing units throughout Newaygo County. Grant Administrator: James Rynberg, 231.924.2101.

City of Hillsdale: $292,682, to create six rental units on the second and third floors of three separate mixed-use historic buildings in downtown Hillsdale in Hillsdale County. Grant Administrator: Scott Sessions, 517.437.5089.

City of Ironwood: $121,900, to rehabilitate four homeowner occupied homes in the Norrie Area which adjoins the NPP and Downtown Districts throughout Gogebic County. Grant Administrator: Kim Corcoran, 906.932.5050.

City of Ithaca: $243,900, to rehabilitate 15 homeowner occupied homes throughout Gratiot County. Grant Administrator: Craig Zins, 989.875.3200.

Township Recipients:

Buena Vista Charter Township: $200,000, to demolish 29 blighted residential structures within the township. Grant Administrator: Dwayne Parker, 517.754.6536.

All project funding included administrative costs.

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve decent, affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents and to engage in community economic development activities to revitalize urban and rural communities.*

*MSHDA's loans and operating expenses are financed through the sale of tax-exempt and taxable bonds as well as notes to private investors, not from state tax revenues. Proceeds are loaned at below-market interest rates to developers of rental housing, and help fund mortgages and home improvement loans. MSHDA also administers several federal housing programs. For more information, visit www.michigan.gov/mshda.

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SOURCE Michigan State Housing Development Authority



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