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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 Friday, May 11, 2012

We need a city that makes citizens strong and secure.

You can talk all you want about the need for more businesses. But what is needed more than that are citizens who can afford to buy from businesses. When citizens have the money to purchase what they need businesses will have the sales they need.

You cannot invigorate Flint by cutting taxes for businesses and raising taxes for citizens. That’s putting the cart before the horse, something that is very difficult to control and usually overturned. Right now Flint is driving citizens away, businesses cannot survive without customers. Businesses need those customers, but will not get them until the citizens of Flint can afford to make purchases at those businesses. Right now there are too few citizens and they have too little income for businesses to grow.

Let’s put the horse at the front of the cart.

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