The 30-day public comment period for the Genesee County 2021 Community Development Action Plan will be held March 29 – April 28, 2021. During this time, copies of the Genesee County 2021 Action Plan will be made available for review at the following locations:
- By appointment at the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission, Room 111, 1101 Beach Street, Flint
- All Genesee County municipal offices
The 2021 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, 2021 to April 30, 2022.
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 and affordable 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 $1,832,816 in CDBG Entitlement funds for the 2021 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 $839,891 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 $157,182 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 2021 Action Plan prior to Genesee County’s 2021 Community Development Block Grant entitlement Program Year. A virtual Public Hearing will be held on April 14, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. in the Harris Auditorium, Genesee County Administration Building, 1101 Beach Street, Flint, Michigan at the Community and Economic Development Committee Meeting, which can be accessed through the Board of Commissioners website at: http://geneseecountymi.iqm2.com/Citizens/default.aspx.
The public may send public comments by email to: email@example.com.
In order to speak by telephone, please sign up no later than April 14, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. by doing the following:
- Call (810) 257-3020;
- Leave name, spelling of name and telephone number on voicemail;
- Each participant will be called to join the meeting to speak;
- Staff will call the speaker during the meeting and they will be allowed 2 minutes to speak. At the end of two minutes, the line will be disconnected.
- After the telephonic speakers are finished, emailed public comments will be read by staff.
The public is advised that on or about May 28, 2021, 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, or persons with limited English proficiency, should contact the Genesee County offices by writing or calling the following:
Damon Fortney, Lead Planner
Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission
Room 111, 1101 Beach Street, Flint, Michigan 48502
Telephone: (810) 257-3010
Fax: (810) 257-3185
Michigan Relay Center: Dial 711
Comments regarding the Genesee County 2021 Community Development Action Plan must be in writing and will be accepted by the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission, 1101 Beach Street, Room 111, Flint, Michigan 48502 until 5:00 p.m. on April 28, 2021. Please address all comments to the attention of Damon Fortney, Lead Planner.