Two local non profit organizations will benefit from the new MI HOPE program which grants funding to local governments and nonprofit organizations throughout the state for energy-efficiency focused housing repairs and upgrades.
The Michigan Housing Opportunities Promoting Energy Efficiency aims to improve local housing, lower energy costs for families, and reduce their community’s carbon footprint. It will provide up to $28.5 million statewide through competitive funding rounds. The program uses federal funds from the American Rescue Plan to help homeowners undertake repairs and upgrades to enhance energy efficiency. Eligible assisted activities include roof repair or replacement, insulation, modification or replacement of heating/cooling systems and more.
The Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity and the Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency will each receive $500,000. The program is currently accepting applications for the second round of funding in 2023.