Displaying items tagged: Michigan State Housing Development Authority
State, local leaders ‘lay the groundwork’ for statewide housing plan
GRAND RAPIDS — State and local housing leaders are beginning to collaborate on ways to accomplish goals established in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Statewide Housing Plan.
6 West Michigan affordable housing projects receive $6.1M in tax credits
Housing projects in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Spring Lake and Three Rivers received nearly $6.1 million in the latest round of Low Income Housing Tax Credits administered by the state.
GR, Kalamazoo housing projects receive $54.8M in state loans
Housing projects in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo have received loans through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority totaling $54.8 million.
MiBiz Growth Report: February 14, 2022
Here is a snapshot of company activity from our February 14, 2022 print edition.
Placemaking expert highlights pandemic policies’ ‘silver lining’ for downtowns
A Q&A with Joe Borgstrom, principal at Place + Main Advisors LLC
Rental assistance application deadline nears as demand for relief remains high
West Michigan housing groups are still experiencing a steady flow of people who have been affected financially by the pandemic and are seeking rental relief through the state’s COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program.
Construction begins on $12M GR housing development with 50 mixed-income units
GRAND RAPIDS — Construction recently started on a $12 million, 50-unit apartment complex that’s been in the works since 2017 in the city’s Belknap Lookout neighborhood.
Relief slow to reach renters, landlords as eviction moratorium scales back
Housing nonprofits are scrambling to distribute unprecedented amounts of federal funding to renters at risk of becoming homeless as a scaled-back national eviction moratorium is temporarily extended.
State seeks to expand access to key housing tax credit, but funding remains scarce
Proposed changes to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program administered by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority seek to increase access to the funding tool to communities beyond downtowns and city centers.
State assistance program aims to help stabilize renters, landlords
West Michigan housing experts say a program recently rolled out by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority will help stabilize renters and landlords who have been struggling financially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ottawa County organization receives $300K for eviction diversion
HOLLAND — Good Samaritan Ministries has been awarded $300,000 from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to help 200 more Ottawa County households avoid eviction.
MiBiz Growth Report: October 11, 2020
Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for October 11, 2020.
West Michigan projects get $1.9M in affordable housing funding
Two West Michigan affordable housing projects have secured $1.9 million in a recent funding round from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority.
Developers try to fill needs in affordable senior housing
GRAND RAPIDS — Local developers are working to increase access to affordable housing for seniors who want to remain in their neighborhoods.
Four West Michigan affordable housing projects get tax credits
Four proposed affordable housing projects in West Michigan have been awarded federal tax credits.
Growth Report: December 7, 2019
Here is the growth report for December 7, 2019.
ICCF’s Eastern Elementary housing project gets state funding boost
GRAND RAPIDS — An Inner City Christian Federation-led project to renovate a former Grand Rapids neighborhood school into affordable housing has received a funding boost from the state.
Legal Aid asks MSHDA to investigate fair-housing issues at GR properties
GRAND RAPIDS — Legal Aid of Western Michigan is asking a state agency to investigate alleged fair housing violations that negatively affect minorities and people with disabilities at properties owned by Midland-based Live Downtown Grand Rapids LLC.
West Michigan projects secure $2.4 million in affordable housing credits
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority announced this week that two West Michigan projects secured funding via the Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) program.
Affordable housing developers face delays with ‘oversubscribed’ LIHTC funding
GRAND RAPIDS — Developers relied on low-income tax credits to add nearly 2,000 units of affordable housing in the city over the last five years. While the credits provide key gap financing to affordable housing developers, officials who administer the funding say the program is consistently “oversubscribed,” leading to delays for new projects.
Nine West Michigan affordable housing projects get tax credits
GRAND RAPIDS — Nine proposed affordable housing projects in West Michigan have been awarded tax credits.
Proposed Belknap housing development awaits approvals
GRAND RAPIDS — A proposed housing development is seeking approvals from the city and state before moving forward in the Belknap Lookout neighborhood.
Kalamazoo nonprofit says state could do more for mental health system
KALAMAZOO — The federally-mandated deinstitutionalization of developmentally disabled individuals in the 1970s led to the creation of group homes throughout the United States and launched nonprofits such as Residential Opportunities Inc. to manage them.
Large-scale development to continue in 2018
Tower cranes constructing offices, hotels and apartments dot the skyline in and around downtown Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids real estate firm moves to settle RICO case
GRAND RAPIDS — A West Michigan real estate firm has moved to settle a federal civil lawsuit alleging it engaged in racketeering and other fraudulent activities by charging higher rents at properties once intended for affordable housing.
Lakeshore group seeks to bolster housing with new tools, grants
HOLLAND — Faced with a shortage of housing for people at various income levels, community leaders in Michigan’s fastest-growing county are exploring new ways to develop residential units.
Michigan communities receive blight elimination grants
Municipalities and Land Bank Authorities across the state — including several in West Michigan — have received more than $3.6 million from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to combat blight.
Legislative Update: Historic preservation tax credits reintroduced; Closing the ‘dark store’ loophole
Michigan’s House and Senate may be in recess for most of the summer, but legislative issues continue to percolate. Advocates continue their work to move forward a range of legislation, including bills that would bring back tax credits for the redevelopment of historic buildings and another that would curb a controversial tax loophole. MiBiz checked in on the status of the two packages.
Pair of Division Avenue projects unsuccessful in securing state development incentives
GRAND RAPIDS — Two large downtown sites along Division Avenue will likely remain vacant, at least for the foreseeable future.
West Michigan projects awarded affordable housing tax credits
Two projects in Grand Rapids, as well as housing developments in Lansing, Charlotte and Hartford, have been awarded competitive affordable housing tax credits.