Community and Economic Development

The mission of the Community and Economic Development Division is to improve the quality of life for all residents of the City of Flint by encouraging neighborhood stabilization through the creation of safe, healthy, and desirable neighborhoods supported by quality community services, promotion of a growing and diverse economy, one that spurs innovation and small business development, and preparation of the workforce, both for today’s jobs and those of the future.

Community and Economic Development Division

Improving the quality of life for Flint residents

We utilize a number of federal, state and local grant and loan packages to aid in the community and economic development of the city, the primary source of of which is our annual entitlement allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Flint receives approximately $4.5 million per year, the majority of which is sub-granted to organizations and city departments to implement programs benefiting low- and moderate-income residents of Flint.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program supports community development activities to build stronger and more resilient communities. To support community development, activities are identified through an ongoing process. Activities may address needs such as infrastructure, economic development projects, public facilities installation, community centers, housing rehabilitation, public services, clearance/acquisition, microenterprise assistance, code enforcement, homeowner assistance, etc.

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides grants that the City of Flint uses, often in partnership with local nonprofit groups, to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people. HOME is the largest federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The purpose of the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program is to assist individuals and families quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness.

Resources for Grant Applicants

Resource Description Actions
Application for Community Housing Development Organization Certification 2023-2024 Open File | Download
Signature Authorization Form 2023-2024 Open File | Download
Accounting Certification Form Fillable 2023-2024 Open File | Download

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)

Resource Description Actions
Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) Program Year 2019-20 Draft The comment period for the CAPER begins Monday, December 12, 2022 and ends January 6, 2023. A public hearing regarding the CAPER will be held on January 4, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in the City of Flint Auditorium/Dome. Open File | Download


Resource Description Actions
HOME ARP Funding Public Notice for Immediate Release Open File | Download
DRAFT HOME-ARP Allocation Plan Requirements of the Use of Funds in the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program Open File | Download
HOME ARP Funding - Provider Survey Your chance to provide feedback as a stakeholder and community member. Open File | Download

Community and Economic Development Staff

Planning & Development Director
Suzanne Wilcox
Community and Economic Development Program Manager
Glenda Dunlap
Community and Economic Development Program Manager
Kevin L. Miller
Community and Economic Development Accounting Supervisor
Carissa Dotson
Community and Economic Development CD Grant Coordinator
Michael Smith
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Community and Economic Development CD Grant Supervisor
Deyhana Thompson
Community and Economic Development Receptionist
Gloria Shavers