MiNeighborhood Program Accepting Applications Through March 27

LANSING – The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will begin accepting applications for the 2015 MiNeighborhood program Jan. 26 through March 27 from eligible neighborhood associations.

The MiNeighborhood program began in 2013 to support the revitalization, preservation and sustainability of vibrant and historic neighborhoods through technical assistance. MiNeighborhood communities receive significant technical assistance and training including, board training, Committee Training, Branding, Place Making, and How to Establish a Historic District, to name a few.

“This program is based on the premise of the Main-Street-Four-Point Approach™ used successfully by the Michigan Main Street Center here,” said Wayne Workman, Acting-Executive Director. “Just as we did with downtowns, we have developed an approach for successful neighborhood revitalization that involves placemaking. The result will be vibrant, thriving places to live.”

Once accepted into the program through the application process, MiNeighborhood works with each targeted neighborhood association and local and statewide organizations to identify and address needs. It connects the area with existing and emerging opportunities, which leverages resources that will help in the revitalization process.

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