Michigan State Government and Public Real Estate News

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), in a continued effort to invest in and improve local water infrastructure and delivery systems, has written to the Appropriations Committee requesting that they support adequate funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund and the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, these two critical federal programs could help to improve the city of Flint’s aging water system.
Low-income households struggling to pay utility bills may be able to get assistance through an additional $22 million in Michigan Energy Assistance Program grants to eight of the organizations previously awarded funds for 2015.
Michigan has been selected to receive more than $5.5 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding to provide affordable rental housing and supportive services to extremely-low income persons with disabilities. The Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) grant application process was a collaborative effort between the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH).
Gov. Rick Snyder today announced that Charlevoix and Port Huron have been selected as Michigan Main Street communities by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). The Michigan Main Street program is a comprehensive approach encouraging community participation in economic development and historic preservation
Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation creating more outdoor recreation opportunities for local communities and authorizing nearly $24.7 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) grants.
Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Steve Arwood, of St. Johns, and Alexander Simpson, of Detroit, and the reappointment of Scott Wierda, of Georgetown Township, to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority Board
Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Steve Arwood, of St. Johns, and Alexander Simpson, of Detroit, and the reappointment of Scott Wierda, of Georgetown Township, to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority Board
Print this Page Share on Facebook Share on Twitter ShareThis The Michigan Association of REALTORS® today endorsed U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow's Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act, which will ensure that homeowners working with their banks to reduce their mortgage payments will not be hit with a huge tax bill.
Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his House colleagues in voting to approve H.R. 749, the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act. This legislation will reform Amtrak to increase transparency and accountability, leverage resources and encourages private sector participation and innovations, streamline environmental reviews and accelerates project delivery, target investments where there is the greatest potential for success, and empower states like Michigan to have a greater role in managing route
Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s (MSHDA) community development division announced that Arenac County will receive $295,000 in community development grant money.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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