There's a new tax check-off that can benefit the building of housing in downtowns and communities across the state. Donating to the "Michigan Housing and Community Development Fund" tax check-off is an investment in Michigan communities as the funds collected will support local housing and community development projects to help revitalize our communities.
As a member of the "Living in Michigan" coalition, the League initially worked with other organizations to establish the check-off and ensure that the funds go toward financing downtown and neighborhood improvements along with affordable housing in communities across the state.
With only a few weeks left until the April 15 tax deadline, local officials can help promote the check-off as an important tool in rebuilding communities, and developing downtowns in our state.
Arnold Weinfeld is director of Strategic Initiatives for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.