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Whitmer asks GOP to approve ARP funds for affordable housing

Governor Gretchen Whitmer, February 24, 2021 photo
Michigan Office of the Governor
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Associated Press

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s making stops this week to build support for using American Rescue Plan funds for affordable housing.

Governor Whitmer’s stops included Detroit, Jackson, and Kalamazoo. She’s hoping to win legislative approval to commit 100 million dollars of money 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.”

Whitmer and the Legislature’s Republican leadership are still negotiating over the budget. GOP leaders want assurances the commitments won’t extend beyond what the American Rescue Plan will pay for.

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