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Congressman Dan Kildee Announces $212,000 NeighborWorks Grant For Metro Community Development in Flint

February 12, 2020
Press Release

Grant Will Help Revitalize Flint and Provide an Affordable Housing to Residents

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, today announced that Metro Community Development will receive a $212,000 NeighborWorks grant to help promote affordable housing in Flint. The grant will help Metro Community Development acquire homes from the Genesee County Land Bank and revitalize neighborhoods in the north end of Flint, as well as hire local workers for the development projects.

The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, also known as NeighborWorks, is part of a broader effort to help communities find local solutions for affordable housing challenges. Unfortunately, under President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget released on Monday, NeighborWorks would lose all federal funding. Congressman Kildee is opposed to cuts to vital community development programs.

“I am proud to announce this federal grant for Metro Community Development that will help promote affordable housing in Flint. Investing in our neighborhoods and creating local jobs helps to make our community safer and stronger” said Congressman Kildee. “It is unfortunate that the President’s budget unveiled this week would cut funding for such important community development programs in Flint and other older, industrial cities across America.”

Since coming to Congress, Kildee has been a champion for Flint and other communities across Michigan’s Fifth Congressional District to receive federal grants for mid-Michigan. Kildee has recently announced federal grants for the Saginaw Housing Commission to promote affordable housing, for the Flint Mass Transportation Authority to improve transportation and for local Head Start education programs in Saginaw and Genesee Counties.