Governor Gretchen Whitmer has toured much of the state this week to build support for using American Rescue Plan funds for affordable housing.
Whitmer’s stops included Detroit, Jackson, and Kalamazoo. She’s hoping to win legislative approval to commit $100 million from the federal government for housing.
She says that could leverage another $380 million dollars in private sector investment.
“Right now, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to give thousands of Michiganders a safe place to call home,” she said at the Detroit event.