Michigan’s Housing and Community Development Fund (MHCDF)’s mission is to develop our state’s economy by creating vibrant cities, towns and villages. Creating strong communities where people can prosper and businesses can grow will keep our workers and our jobs where they belong: in Michigan.
The fund was created to support the development and coordination of public and private resources to meet the affordable housing needs of low-income households and revitalize downtown areas and neighborhoods in Michigan.
MHCDF was funded for one year in 2008 as a general appropriation, but was subsequently cut by the legislature in the following year. In 2012, $3.7 million from the Homeowner Protection Fund was allocated to the Michigan Housing and Community Development Fund for another round of one-time funding. Unfortunately, only 9 projects out of the 65 submitted were able to receive funding due to the limited resources of the MHCDF.
Michigan needs a larger and more stable funding source to continue funding projects that strengthen our neighborhoods and communities.
See the MHCDF 2008 Annual Report to find out what projects were funded, what the economic impact of the fund was and what private investment it leveraged.