CRAWFORD COUNTY – The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) recently awarded the Crawford County Housing Commission a grant totaling $ 75,000 to help develop projects to enhance the City of Grayling & Frederic Township through its Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP).
The NEP helps communities throughout Michigan by providing funding assistance to complete high-impact development projects directly tied to stabilizing and improving the local area.
The Crawford County Housing Commission will use these funds to rehabilitate the exterior of two rental units & to refurbish the City Park Pavilion in the City of Grayling and to rehabilitate the exterior of 2 owner-occupied units along with the construction of a Splash Pad for Eagle Park in Frederic Township. The projects are anticipated to be completed by Dec. 31.
“Crawford County is grateful to MSHDA for the opportunity to participate in MSHDA’s Neighborhood Enhancement Program” said Hannelore Dysinger, housing director of the Crawford County Housing Commission.
“These funds will be used to improve several housing units occupied by the most impoverished residents within the City of Grayling and Frederic Township, along with making improvements to Grayling’s City Park Pavilion and building a Splash Pad for Frederic Township’s Eagle Park.
“These improvements will definitely have a positive impact in each community for years to come and I’m delighted that Crawford County was chosen to receive financial assistance through MSHDA for the purpose of enhancing the quality of life to the residents in our most impoverished neighborhoods.”
NEP grants require that the projects and activities align with one or more of three core components including: housing enhancements; neighborhood beautification; and/or neighborhood public amenity enhancements.
The Crawford County Housing Commission received these funds as part of a greater $2 million award by MSHDA for projects that impact communities across the state.
“We’re pleased to offer our support to the Crawford County Housing Commission as it works to improve and beautify the City of Grayling and Frederic Township communities,” said Gary Heidel, acting executive director of MSHDA. “The NEP’s purpose is to improve the quality of life for residents through impactful development projects. We look forward to witnessing the positive changes that will result from this partnership.”