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MSHDA awards grants for MI-HOPE energy-efficiency program

MARQUETTE, MI— The Michigan State Housing Development Authority is awarding funding to two Upper Peninsula agencies for energy efficiency upgrades.

The money is part of the Michigan Housing Opportunities Promoting Energy Efficiency—or MI HOPE—program. MI-HOPE partners with local government and nonprofit agencies to facilitate home improvements, including roof and window replacement, HVAC modifications, electrical and appliance upgrades, and more.

The Baraga-Houghton-Keweenaw Community Action Agency is getting a $250,000 grant and Copper Country Habitat for Humanity is getting a $500,000 grant.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.