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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, January 20, 2014

City of Flint Named to Federal Initiative

The City of Flint was informed of its selection as one of seven communities around the nation to participate in the Strong Cities, Strong Communities program. The SC2 program aims to assist cities more effectively invest existing resources, provide advice and expertise, better align federal programs and investments, and facilitate new partnerships wherever possible. Federal staff will become embedded within the City's Planning and Development Department to focus on Master Plan implementation. More information can be found here.

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