Michigan State Government and Public Real Estate News

LANSING, Mich. – February 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s (MSHDA) community development division announced that Arenac County will receive $295,000 in community development grant money.
“Supporting community development activities enhances the social and economic health of our state,” said Wayne Workman, acting executive director for MSHDA. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 24, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Christman Company (Christman) Daniels Building Co., Inc. (Daniels), the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) and partnering subcontractors signed a formal partnership today with the goal of enhanced safety and health protection, and zero worker injuries during the construction of the state’s new State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC). more »

Grants will support affordable housing for various Native American tribes across Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) announced today over $13.8 million in federal grants that will be awarded to tribes across Michigan to support affordable housing for Native Americans. The Native American Housing Block Grants (NAHBG) will help develop and modernize affordable housing units as part of the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), which Congressman Kildee had a major role in working to reauthorize in Congress. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 12, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today announced over $3.2 million in federal grants being awarded to local-area housing commissions in Genesee, Saginaw, Bay and Iosco counties. The federal grants, issued through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2015 Capital Fund, will help to modernize and develop public housing in multiple cities across the Fifth Congressional District. more »

LANSING, Mich – February 9, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Habitat for Humanity Michigan (HFHM) was recently awarded a $1.1-million grant from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to assist with the production of affordable housing for low- and very low-income families. more »

Harrison Township, MI – December 8, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) received the Distinguished Service to Government Award from the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan for her outstanding support of the home building industry. more »

Warren, Mich. – November 6, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Michigan homeowners, renters and business owners in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties may be eligible for additional grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies. more »

Dept. of Human Services has funding available for low-income households

Lansing, Mich. – October 23, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — As another Michigan winter approaches, the state Department of Human Services (DHS) and Gov. Rick Snyder are encouraging residents to weatherize their homes now to save on heating costs later. more »

WARREN, Mich. – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — With more than $69.3 million in disaster recovery assistance approved for Michigan homeowners and renters, fake building contractors are angling to get their hands on some of it, state and federal officials warned. more »

LANSING, MI – September 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), today announced the availability of a new grant program that will assist with financing historic rehabilitation projects. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 2, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — A Southfield, Michigan, resident was sentenced today to serve 21 months in prison to be followed by two years of supervised release for his participation in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud, the Justice Department announced. more »

LANSING, Mich. – August 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Michigan State Housing Development Authority Board of Directors today voted unanimously to appoint Deputy State Treasurer Wayne Workman as Acting-Executive Director for the Housing Authority, effective immediately. more »

LANSING, Mich. – August 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Scott Woosley will step down as executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, effective this morning.

Woosley came to MSHDA in 2012, following one of the most turbulent economic times in state history, to lead the Authority and homeowners out of the Great Recession and help spur economic development to secure Michigan’s future. more »

LANSING, Mich. – August 8, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Scott Woosley, executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, today issued the following statement in response to news articles and claims regarding questionable state reimbursement for expenses in bills since 2012, when he was tapped to lead MSHDA: more »

LANSING, Mich. – July 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Community Development Division (CDD) of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has announced six recipients will receive Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) funding income. The $2.55 million awarded in the first funding round will help financeblight demolition and senior housing projects in Berrien, Calhoun, Genesee, Ingham and Kalamazoo counties. more »

Snyder signs bill lightening rental property tax burden

Also signs medication price, local government bills

LANSING, Mich. – June 18, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Rick Snyder today signed bipartisan legislation lessening property tax obligations for owners of rental properties.

“This bill simplifies the tax code, lightens tax burdens for rental home owners and provides improved customer service to both owners and residents,” Snyder said. more »

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