Historical Association of South Haven receives $60,000 for South Pier Light preservation

Locals and tourists in South Haven will be able to enjoy a well-maintained historic icon for years to come thanks to a Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program grant. The Historical Association of South Haven (HASH) will receive $60,000 to continue its work to preserve and protect the South Pier Light, Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s Executive Director Kevin Elsenheimer and State Historic Preservation Officer Brian Conway announced.

Michigan Historical Center offers free admission on May 11 for Extreme Gardening program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Calling all green thumbs - the Michigan Historical Center is holding a fun family spring event in Lansing on Saturday, May 11, to highlight Extreme Gardening. Come learn the many different ways to grow flowers and plants, and take home your own mini-garden. Museum admission is free that day as part of the event sponsorship by Christians Greenhouse and Garden Center of Williamston and Haslett. The museum is located at 702 W. Kalamazoo St. in Lansing

Michigan REALTORS® Active in Neighborhood Stabilization Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- During the past two decades, Pontiac has seen more than its share of loss: commercially, economically and emotionally. The once thriving city lost its namesake automobile manufacturing when the Pontiac brand ended production, and with it went jobs, stability and the pride that comes with a job well done. If that wasn’t enough, Pontiac also said good bye to both the Lions and the Pistons, two teams that had called Pontiac home for years. It wasn’t long before the city began slipping downhill with little-to-no hope of stopping the decline - until now

The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans; One of Four Nonprofits Competing for $25,000 in...

Grand Rapids, MI - February 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is enlisting residents to help the organization win a $25,000 Home Depot gift card by voting daily in The Home Depot Foundation's second annual Aprons in Action Facebook contest. Voting begins February 1, 2013 and will run through February 28, 2013 at The organization that receives the most votes during the month will win the $25,000 prize to help fund an organizational or community improvement project, and will have the opportunity to compete for the grand prize of $250,000 at the end of the year-long program.

Art Van Home Rewards Program Now Offers $300 in Rewards

January 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Early last year, MAR teamed with Art Van to introduce the Home Rewards Program for Michigan REALTORS® and their clients. The new program offered $150 to home purchasers for use at Art Van, Paul’s TV and World of Floors and about 1,600 REALTORS® signed up clients in 2012.

MPSC Approves Phase II of Detroit Edison’s SolarCurrent Program

November 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today approved Detroit Edison Company's request to implement Phase II of its customer-owned SolarCurrents program.

DHS and State Housing Authority Team Up to Provide Additional Rent or Mortgage Assistance

Lansing, MI - February 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Beginning today, families affected by cash benefit lifetime limits could qualify for a total of six months housing assistance through a Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) and Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) program. Michigan Department of Human Services Director Maura D. Corrigan and a MSHDA Executive Director Gary Heidel announced today that MSHDA would provide up to an additional three months rental or mortgage assistance, in addition to the existing three months currently being provided by DHS, for families affected by the cash assistance lifetime limits.

Senator Hunter Says Thank You To Bank Of America For New Home Programs For...

LANSING, IN - March 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senate Democratic Floor Leader Tupac A. Hunter (D-Detroit) today lauded Bank of America for their announcement that they would make assistance more readily available to their mortgage customers facing foreclosure, and that they would work with Mayor Dave Bing to help stabilize city neighborhoods.

Macomb County “Home Repair Assistance” Program is Back!

MOUNT CLEMENS, MI - March 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel announced today that a popular housing rehabilitation program is back in operation after a brief hiatus.

MSHDA’s Free Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Helps Michigan Homeowners Stay in Homes

LANSING, MI - December 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A recently released report shows homeownership counseling networks in Michigan and nationwide are bringing significant relief to over a million families struggling to avoid foreclosure, Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Executive Director Gary Heidel announced today. MSHDA is part of a national effort through the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) program bringing major counseling assistance to over a million families.

DELEG Announces Home Seminars and Tours Grant Winners DELEG Awards $75,000 Total to Five...

December 27, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth's (DELEG) Bureau of Energy Services Director Amy Butler, today announced that DELEG is awarding five different grants $15,000 each for Home Seminars and Tours projects. Home Seminars and Tours projects provide hands on examples for citizens on how to make homes more energy efficient

Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant Program Funding Applications Available

November 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Applications are now available from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment for funding under the DNRE's fiscal year 2011 Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant Program. Property owners with abandoned scrap tires and scrap tires at collection sites are eligible for funding assistance under this program.

MSHDA, NFMC Counselors Prevent 1 Million Home Foreclosures.

October 12, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will announce that it has provided counseling to 17,000 Michigan families since 2008 thanks in part to funding from the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) Program. The NFMC Program recently announced that more than 1 million homeowners in Michigan and across the nation have sought and received foreclosure intervention counseling from more than 1,700 nonprofit counseling organizations funded by the program, including MSHDA.


WASHINGTON, DC - September 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a commitment to insure a mortgage loan to Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital in Charlotte, Michigan. The $36.6 million loan is made possible through the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) Section 242 Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program.

Senator Hunter Sponsors Bill Demanding That Big Banks Participate in “Help The Hardest Hit”...

LANSING, MI - September 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Senator Tupac A.Hunter (D-Detroit) today introduced legislation that would prevent banks and other lending institutions from foreclosing on most homes unless they have signed up to participate in the “Help the Hardest Hit Program.”


New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.


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