Tonya Young is the MSHDA Housing Initiatives Neighborhood Enhancement Team Manager. She attended and received a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Policy Analysis and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University. Tonya has also completed the University of Notre Dame’s “Leading in an Era of Complexity” Program. With over twenty years at the State of Michigan, Ms. Young brings a tremendous amount of experience in state and federal regulations and policies which enabled her to establish a technical and supervisory role at MSHDA. She has been providing technical guidance in collaboration with legal counsel and workgroups to develop grant agreements, training and monitoring materials, an internal database program, and establishing new programs such as the Neighborhood Enhancement Program and MSHDA Modular Housing Pilot Program. Ms. Young was the co-author of MSHDA’s downtown façade, signature building, and land assembly CDBG programs. In addition, she co-authored the Vibrant Small Cities Initiative which won the COSCDA Sterling Achievement Award. She provided oversight of the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program awards statewide totaling over $330 million. She is proud that the NEP Team received the high performing award at MSHDA in 2017 and has continued to grow and support Michigan’s communities ever since.
AC19 Presentation: Best of HFAs: Homeownership