Hometown investments are essential for a strong Michigan, the housing crisis is detrimental to Michiganders all over the state. The House of Representatives budget this year helps mitigate this nationwide issue. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) is awarding a $1 million grant to a project that will revitalize a broken down, contaminated harness-racing track into new homes and public parks. This race track has the potential to hold over 400 new homes, almost 20,000 square feet of new commercial space, multiple parks and 54 full time jobs! Michigan is reinvesting in its people, improving their quality of life, mitigating the housing crisis and focusing on community and neighborhood organizations. This grant will not only alleviate the housing crisis but it will also make your backyard safer. Cleaning up and rebuilding an abandoned race track improves the quality of life for families and others, while simultaneously promoting a healthy community.