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Just 90 miles from Chicago, the darling coastal communities of Southwest Michigan are rewarding new movers up to a $15,000 forgivable grant with the purchase of a new home. You also get to choose from a menu of additional perks including an annual pass to local beaches, a one-year co-working space membership, car service to and from regional airports for a year and two VIP passes to the 2022 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.
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About Benton Harbor
Located in southeast Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan, Benton Harbor is an eclectic and diverse city originally founded as Brunson Harbor. The city was renamed Benton Harbor in 1965 for Thomas Hart Benton, a Missouri senator who helped Michigan achieve statehood. The summers are warm, which gives outdoor enthusiasts plenty of opportunity to enjoy boating, kayaking, hiking, and biking at one of the many parks, such as Sarett Nature Center, Jean Klock Park or Rocky Gap County Park. Golfers can tee off at Berrien Hills Golf Club or Lake Mic...
Not a current Michigan resident.
Employed full-time remote for a company outside of Michigan.
$10,000 incentive toward mortgage, increases to $15,000 if a child is placed into public school.
Must purchase a home or build a home in one of the following locations: the City of St. Joseph, the City of Benton Harbor, St. Joseph Charter Township, Royalton Township, Benton Charter Township, Oronoko Charter Township, Lake Charter Township, Lincoln Charter Township, and the Village of Stevensville.
Must purchase or build a home with a cost of at least $200,000.
Once moved, must be considered a full-time Michigan resident (obtain Michigan driver’s license and claim Michigan home as primary residence).