FLINT, Mich. (12/14/18)— Flint Mayor, Karen Weaver will travel on Monday to Washington D.C. to meet with Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. She will be joined by the City of Flint’s Chief Public Health Advisor, Dr. Pamela Pugh, Director of Planning and Development, Suzanne Wilcox and Public Information Officer, Candice Mushatt.
Mayor Weaver is expected to attend the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council where she will discuss recent housing and neighborhood development activities underway in Flint, as well as provide an update on the strides the City has made since Secretary Carson’s visit to Flint earlier this year.
“We have a good working relationship with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, I am excited to discuss some of the progress that has been made since Secretary Carson’s visit, as well as discuss potential projects moving forward, “ Weaver said.
The City of Flint was awarded the Choice Neighborhoods program grant this summer. The 30 million dollar grant will be used to help relocate residents from Flint’s Atherton East apartment complex to two new mixed –income developments.
“The Choice Neighborhoods grant was a really big deal for Flint, it will change the lives and living situation for residents at Atherton East. That coupled with the $250,000 given to the Flint Housing Commission for emergency and security improvements shows just how committed we all are to the City of Flint making a comeback. I am going to D.C. to make sure that the residents of Flint have every opportunity to live, work, and relax in a city that they can be proud of.”