Mayor's Office

Community Services

The mission of Community Services 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 Services 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
Environmental Review Training Project Descriptions (VIDEO) Environmental review training for subrecipients Open File | Download


Resource Description Actions
2023 - 2025 Draft and Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Plan Open File | Download
Notice of 2024-2025 Annual Action Plan and Comment Period Open File | Download
DRAFT Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report CAPER 2020-21 Open File | Download


Resource Description Actions
APPROVED HOME- ARP Allocation Plan Requirements of the Use of Funds in the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program Open File | Download

Community Development Staff

Deputy Director of Community Services
Ashly Harris
Community Development Program Manager
Glenda Dunlap
Community Development Program Manager
Kevin L. Miller
Community Development Accounting Supervisor
Carissa Dotson
Community Development Program Manager
Mike Smith
Environmental Compliance Program Manager III
Deyhana Thompson
Community Development Grant Coordinator
Janell Johnson
Community Development Grant Coordinator
Sonya McLaurin
Community Development Receptionist
Gloria Shavers