Community & 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 partnerships with federal, state and local program stakeholders. We strive to create safe, healthy, and desirable neighborhoods near quality community services and promote a growing and diverse economy that spurs innovation and small business development and prepares the workforce for today’s jobs and those of the future.  The Division utilizes 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 funding for the Department is annual entitlement allocations from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The Division receives approximately $4.5 million a year, the majority of which is subgranted to organizations and city departments to implement programs that benefit the low- and moderate- income population of the city of Flint.

CED accomplishes its mission in the following ways:
  • CED acts as an idea center within city government to plan, develop recommendations, deliver services, and measure and openly communicate the impacts of city investments to residents;
  • CED provides financial support to youth, urban housing, and blight reduction initiatives by leveraging current federal funding sources;
  • CED serves as a convener of diverse stakeholders and acts as a catalyst for strategic planning and collective decision-making; and
  • CED uses geographic, demographic and economic data to drive and support community development objectives.
The main programs of the Department include the following:
  1. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)oak-business-center-1
  2. HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) –
    1. Click here for new construction and recent renovated homes for sale
    2. Multi-family development – PILOT application (only affordable housing units are eligible)
  3. Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
  4. Section 3 Certification
    1. 2017 Application to become a Section 3 certified agency AND a Section 3 certified resident- click here
  5. Economic Development
    a) Economic Development Corporation (EDC)
    b) Brownfield Redevelopment Corporation (BRC)
    What is a brownfield?
    Click here for an overview.
    c) Oak Business Center (OBC) pictured right
    d) MEDC’s Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) program

How to Reach Us:
Community & Economic Development
1101 S. Saginaw Street – South Building
Flint, MI 48502
Phone: 810-766-7436            
Fax: 810-766-7351

Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm

2018-2019 Action Plan Process Important Dates:

  • Monday, December 18, 2017 – Agency Workshop to discuss Action Plan process and CDBG Eligible Activities (Dome Auditorium, 12 to 2pm)
  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 – Applications released (via email and pickup in CED)
  • Thursday, January 4, 2018 – ESG Proposal Workshop (Dome Auditorium, 10-11am)
    • This is MANDATORY for any agency applying for ESG funds
  • Thursday, January 4, 2018 – Agency Application Workshop (Dome Auditorium, 1 to 3pm)
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018 – Public Needs Hearing (Berston Fieldhouse, 4:30 to 6:30pm) as advertised in The Flint Journal, The Courier, and Flint Neighborhoods United paper
  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – CDBG, HOME, and ESG applications due by 5pm
    • Unfortunately the Dropbox feature isn’t currently able to allow any applicant to upload so please either email your electronic version to [email protected] as a PDF (you may need to save it as a .zip file in order to shrink the size) or bring it to the CED office on a USB drive. This proposal requirement can take place after 1/31/18 at 5pm due to this technical difficulty.

Important Records and Documents:

The Five Year Consolidated Plan will serve as the planning document for housing and community development activities in the City of Flint from 2017-2021, including prioritizing funding under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the Emergency Shelter Grant Program, and the HOME Program. The Final Version of the 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan is available for review. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) tracks the progress of projects identified in the Annual Action Plan. The report lists all projects in which funding was expended over a one year time frame and provides a written explanation of activities undertaken.

The Program Year 2016 CAPER can be found here for your review.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

HOME Investment Partnership (HOME)

Economic Development


Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPER)

NSP Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting

  • Quarterly Performance Reports (QPR’s) (multiple pdfs)
  • Period Ending (PE) 01/30/10
  • PE 4/30/10
  • PE 7/30/10
  • PE 10/30/10
  • PE 1/30/11
  • PE 4/30/11


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