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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, November 04, 2013

Imagine Flint Staff Awarded Grant for Park Naturalization Project

The City of Flint Planning Staff was awarded a small grant from the Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan, that focuses on a Master Plan implementation. The demonstration project will allow staff and Flint residents to work in Max Brandon Park focusing on naturalization techniques, increased access, and educational aspects for park goers. City staff along with the Friends of Max Brandon group, Salem Housing, the Crim Fitness Foundation and the Genesee County Conservation District will partner over the spring/summer months to implement strategies from the Environmental Features, Open Space, and Parks chapter of the plan. More information can be found here.
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