The 30-day public comment period for the Genesee County 2016 Action Plan will be held February 17, 2016 – March 18, 2016. During this time, copies of the Genesee County Action Plan will be made available for review at the following locations:
- Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission, Room 223, 1101 Beach Street, Flint
- Main Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint
- All local municipal offices
- Comment Sheet
The 2016 Action Plan contains information on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) activities, HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) activities, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) activities for May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. All proposed activities are also available for review at the above mentioned locations. Please note that at this time, all activity funding amounts are estimates and will be adjusted to match actual allocation amounts to be received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, entitles Genesee County, as an urban county, to plan and carry out a Community Development Program throughout Genesee County, outside the City of Flint. The primary objectives of the Genesee County Community Development Program are to:
- Develop and maintain viable urban communities;
- Provide decent housing; and
- Provide a suitable living environment for the residents of Genesee County, principally for persons of low and moderate income.
Pursuant to these objectives, Genesee County, in cooperation with participating local units of government, proposes to utilize $1,717,994 in CDBG Entitlement funds for the 2016 Program Year.
HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM (HOME)
The HOME Investment Partnerships Program encourages states and local Participating Jurisdictions (PJ), in collaboration with private organizations, to undertake activities and adopt policies aimed at expanding the supply of affordable housing and increasing the number of families who can be served with affordable housing. Pursuant to these objectives, Genesee County proposes to utilize $617,869 in HOME funds.
EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG)
The ESG Program funding assists people in regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing homelessness, or for homeless prevention activities. Genesee County proposes to utilize $150,818 in ESG funding.
Pursuant to provisions of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended; the McKinney Act of 1987, and the National Affordable Housing Act (NAHA) of 1990, the Genesee County Board of Commissioners is publishing its 2016 Action Plan prior to Genesee County’s 2016 Community Development Block Grant entitlement Program Year. A public comment hearing will be held on March 7, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Harris Auditorium, Genesee County Administration Building, 1101 Beach Street, Flint, Michigan at the Community and Economic Development Committee Meeting.
The public is advised that on or about April 20, 2016, Genesee County will submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development an Action Plan. Prior to said submission, public comments are welcomed on the Action Plan and on the past performance of Genesee County in carrying out Community Development Block Grant activities, HOME program activities, and Emergency Solutions Grant activities.
Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission will furnish reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities upon 24 hours notice. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Genesee County offices by writing or calling the following:
- Sheila Taylor, Principal Planner
Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission
Room 223, 1101 Beach Street, Flint, Michigan 48502
- Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777
Proposed 2016 projects can be viewed by clicking on the following link http://www.gcmpc.org/wp-content/uploads/shortList/CD16Projects.html. Comments can be provided through the Questions/Comments link on the projects page.
Comments regarding the Genesee County 2016 Action Plan must be in writing and will be accepted by the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission, 1101 Beach Street, Room 223, Flint, Michigan 48502 until 5:00 p.m. on March 18, 2016. Please address all comments to the attention of Ms. Sheila Taylor, Principal Planner.