The Michigan State Housing Development Authority is helping homeowners statewide cross important repair work off their to-do list this summer with more than $1.1 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) grants.
Monday morning, MSHDA awarded a $176,000 check to Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency.
The money will be used to fix up at least four single family homes within Wexford and Grand Traverse Counties.
In all, there are ten communities across the state receiving a HOME grant, including Leelanau County as well.
“When a homeowner improves the physical condition of their house, it tends to have a ripple effect that inspires surrounding home and business owners to fix up their places, too,” said Earl Poleski, executive director of MSHDA.
According to the housing program director, Leslie Casselman, the money can be used for anything the home needs in order to be safe and livable.HOME funds are reserved for households at or below 80% of area median income.