|Wendy Johnson, Director
|Community & Economic Development
Rm N102 City Hall
1101 S. Saginaw Street
Flint, MI 48502
|Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Flint Area Enterprise Community
The Recovery Act at
Work in Your Community:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
is the main program providing
federal dollars to our community. Its purpose is to develop neighborhood
approaches to improving the physical, economic and social conditions for
lower income people in Fort Collins. For over two decades -- whether it's
food distribution or daycare -- CDBG grants have provided valuable community
services and responded to neighborhood needs.
The City of Flint is a participating jurisdiction in the HOME
program, a federal program designed to increase the supply of safe and
sanitary affordable housing in the community. The Fort Collins HOME Program
provides funding to income-eligible households for down payment and closing
costs to purchase a home, and also provides funding to developers (both
for-profit and non-profit) for the creation and rehabilitation of affordable
rental housing and creation of new affordable owner-occupied housing.
The City allocates funding through a
competitive process with two funding cycles each year, one in the Spring
and the other in the Fall. The Spring cycle has funding available for public
services, community development activities and affordable housing projects.
The Fall cycle has funding targeted specifically for affordable housing
The City uses a combined CDBG/HOME Program
application for housing projects and a CDBG Program
application for non-housing projects. Proposals are available twice a
year. Projects are reviewed for complete information and project
feasibility by staff and then are presented to the City's
Commission, which reviews the applications and makes funding
recommendations to the City Council.
Public participation in the CDBG and HOME Programs is encouraged for several
aspects of the program, including the development of the Consolidated
Plan, the Annual Action Plan, and the performance evaluation process. Public
hearings are held in conjunction with these activities, and citizen
participation is encouraged.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are an entitlement grant to
the City of Flint from the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). When established
in 1974, the primary objective of the program was to establish a broad
framework for urban revitalization efforts while providing maximum
flexibility on a local level. Currently, Fort Collins receives over $1
million each year to help make projects and programs happen!
Community Development Block Grant funds have been used by the City of Flint in a variety of program areas. Four major categories which receive
- acquisition of land and buildings for affordable housing
- public facilities
- public service contracts
- planning activities
CDBG provides funding for everything from better housing, to daycare for
children of working parents, to employment counseling for elderly persons,
to shelters for the homeless, to installation of sidewalks, curbs and
gutters in neighborhoods.