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Project Summary: The City of Flint and the Flint Housing Commission (FHC) have partnered to address the historic challenges facing the Atherton East public housing development and the surrounding community. The Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant helped the City and FHC develop the South Flint Community Plan (SFCP). SFCP is a detailed document outlining projects to implement the Master Plan in a targeted area. The SFCP planning process was community-driven and the final plan details strategies for Housing, Neighborhood and People. The Flint Housing Commission selected Norstar Development to complete the relocation of Atherton East. Funding for this will come from numerous sources. An application was submitted to HUD on November 20, 2017 and awarded to the City and FHC on July 6, 2018 for a $30 Million Implementation Grant to relocate Atherton East and improve education, safety, and economic outcomes for South Flint residents. Phase I development of the new Atherton East, Clark Commons  was awarded Low Income Housing Tax Credits by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and development will begin in early spring 2019.


Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

Draft 5-Year Blight Elimination Framework Released

A guiding principle of the Master Plan is addressing the Quality of Life within Flint neighborhoods for Flint residents. Blight Elimination is critical to changing Flint's image, and it must eliminate Blight and Urban Decay and enact an aggressive City-Wide anti-blight campaign. 

This campaign has begun with the completion of a Five-Year Comprehensive Blight Elimination Framework draft.  The goal of the Framework is to stabilize Flint's population by eliminating blight in neighborhoods and improving the quality of life for residents while focusing on seven key activities for blight elimination.  These include: demolition, code enforcement, waste removal, mowing, boarding, vacant lot reuse, and building rehabilitation and redevelopment.

As the five-year cost of removing blight in Flint is estimated at roughly $112 million, the Framework proposes collaborative blight elimination between residents, local government, institutions, community groups, and businesses and developers. View the Framework.
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