Michigan to get $75 million more to fight blight

$47.4 million earmarked for Detroit

The state of Michigan is about to get an injection of federal funding to continue its fight against residential blight.

According to a report from MLive.com, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority is set to receive $75 million more from the federal government to decrease foreclosures and stabilize neighborhoods as part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund.

The MSHDA already received $100 million in a previous grant from the Hardest Hit Fund, but now the state will get even more to flight the blight.

According to the MLive.com report, the first $100 million went to blight elimination in Detroit, Flint, Saginaw, Grand Rapids and Pontiac.

In the latest round of federal funding, the following cities will receive money:

  • Detroit: $47.4 million
  • Lansing: $6 million
  • Jackson: $5.5 million
  • Highland Park: $5 million
  • Inkster: $2.25 million
  • Ecorse: $2.19 million
  • Muskegon Heights: $1.8 million
  • River Rouge: $1.3 million
  • Port Huron: $1 million
  • Hamtramck: $952,000
  • Ironwood: $675,000
  • Adrian: $375,000

"This is another important step in Michigan's comeback, which has become a national example for what can be accomplished when federal, state and city partners work together with a shared vision to solve a problem," said Gov. Rick Snyder. "As a result of this collaboration, these cities will be better places to live, work, play and invest."

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