Community Development

Summary of Services Provided:

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) was developed as a result of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant Program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for people of low and moderate income. 

HOME Program
The intent of the HOME program is to provide safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for low and moderate-income persons. Individuals, for profit entities, and non-profits can participate in the HOME program. HOME funds can be used toward the following activities: new construction, rehabilitation, site improvements, the acquisition of property, acquisition of vacant land, and project related soft costs.

Home Improvement Program
The Genesee County Home Improvement Program was created to provide property owners with a Deferred Payment Loan (DPL) to make needed improvements to their home. These improvements are based on HUD Section 8 Minimum Housing Quality Standards (HQS).

Neighborhood Stabilization
The Genesee County Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program’s purpose is to stabilize neighborhoods by:

  • Purchasing, rehabilitating and redeveloping foreclosed homes and properties for rent or sale
  • Demolishing blighted structures
  • Redeveloping demolished or vacant properties
Four Year Consolidated Plan (2011-14)The Four Year Consolidated Plan will serve as the planning document for housing and community development activities in Genesee County through 2014. It will also serve as the application for funding under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the Emergency Shelter Grant Program, and the HOME Program.

As a part of the Consolidated Plan, Genesee County certifies that it will affirmatively further fair housing. In order to do this, Genesee County is required to: conduct an analysis to identify impediments to fair housing choice within the county (an “Analysis of Impediments,” or “AI”); take appropriate actions to overcome the effects of any impediments identified through that analysis; and maintain records reflecting the analysis and actions in this regard.

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Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report tracks the progress of projects identified in the Annual Action Plan. The report lists all projects in which funding was expended over a one year time frame and provides a written explanation of activities undertaken.

Title VI Plan

GCMPC currently administers several major program divisions: Transportation, Community Development and Environmental. These programs are conducted in a manner so as to ensure compliance with Federal and State of Michigan Civil Rights legislation, statutes, regulations and executive orders. As a sub-recipient of Federal funds, GCMPC must make sure that its programs and activities are free of discrimination. The Title VI Plan describes how GCMPC complies with Civil Rights legislation and principles. It also contains a section on complaint procedures for the Transportation, Community Development and Solid Waste Management program divisions at GCMPC.
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An Equal Opportunity Organization

Equal Housing Opportunity

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