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Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Property Improvement Program

Are you a homeowner dreaming of home improvements for your home? Or are you a landlord that would like to spruce up a rental property? MSHDA is here to help with a Property Improvement Program (PIP) loan for qualified borrowers! 
  • Loan terms up to 20 years keeps monthly payments affordable
  • No appraisal required and no out of pocket costs
  • No lien requirement on loans under $7,500 for Homeowners
  • Loan amounts vary depending on the property type and cumulative loan to value, up to $50,000
  • Interest rates for homeowners vary based upon the gross household income
What Improvements Are Eligible?

Improvements must substantially protect or improve the basic livability of a single-family or manufactured home. Major systems repairs, replacement and energy efficiency updates include:

  • Roofing, insulation, siding, windows and doors
  • Heating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical
  • Kitchen and bathroom remodeling
  • Attic and basement finishing, garage, carport and decks
  • Septic and sewer
PIP loans are offered only through a MSHDA-approved Participating Lender or a Community AgentFor more loan information, please call 517-373-8017 * TTY: 800-382-4568

Monroe County Opportunity Program
1140 South Telegraph Road
Monroe, MI 48161
734-241-2775

Community Development Block Grant is responsible for bringing homeowner-occupied homes up to Housing Quality Standards.  These repairs include roofs, furnace, foundation, insulation, siding, and plumbing.

Emergency Housing Rehab Program offers qualifying homeowners with one rehabilitation project on their home. Rehabilitation projects can include, but are not limited to roofing repair / replacement, furnace repair / replacement, ductwork repair / replacement and well repair / replacement. 

Family Self-Sufficiency Program is a five-year program to help clients become self-sufficient.  The goal is to get the client off assistance and have the ability to save money for a home.  A client must be on a housing voucher to qualify for this program.

Rental Assistance for the Homeless  can help with up to 3 months of rent depending on qualification. Several guidelines apply for those who qualify. It is required for individuals to fill out a State of Emergency Relief (SER) form through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and then receive a decision notice. Individuals must have proof of income to show sustainability as well as a late notice or eviction notice.

The Weatherization Assistance Program is a federally funded, residential energy conservation program. The program provides free home energy conservation services to homeowners and renters. These services reduce energy use and lower utility bills, thus creating more self-sufficient households. Services include: 

  • Wall Insulation 
  • Foundation Insulation
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Window and Door Audit  
  • Attic Insulations and Ventilation 
  • Air Leakage Reduction
  • Dryer Venting
  • Furnace Tune and Clean
For more information on these programs, stop by or contact the Monroe County Opportunity Program's Housing Quality & Energy Conservation 

Monroe County Department of Health and Human Services
903 South Telegraph Road, Suite A

Monroe, MI 48161
734-243-7200

The State Emergency Relief Program (SER) provides immediate help to individuals and families facing conditions of extreme hardship or for emergencies that threaten health and safety. Through a combination of direct financial assistance and contracts with a network of non-profit organizations such as the Salvation Army and local Community Action Organizations, SER helps low-income households meet emergency needs such as:

  • Heat & Utilities 
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Burial 
  • Home Repairs 
  • Home Ownership Services

The State Emergency Relief program is primarily designed to maintain low-income households who are normally able to meet their needs but occasionally need help when an unexpected emergency arise. The SER program is not an appropriate solution to ongoing or chronic financial difficulties. 

Only local Department of Health and Human Services experts should make eligibility determinations for this program due to many variables.  

***Please Note***
These links and listings are meant to be a resource guide for those looking for resources in our community.
This list is not all inclusive of those resources available in our community. 
 
The Monroe County Commission on Aging makes no specific endorsement of these listings, links, or services.
Please feel free to contact our office with any changes or corrections.