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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 Monday, May 21, 2012

What does an economically strong flint mean to you

I was born and raised on the north side of Flint. The happiest times of my life! What I see now is too depressing for words. Left Flint to go to college in Texas, currently still a resident of Texas, but still have great concerns and love for that city that left me with such wonderful childhood memories. With that being said…..the biggest problem is the lack of concerned and responsible citizens that place value on their community. Why? They have left. Any responsible parent in a community first priority as a citizen is SAFETY. I would encourage Flint to place priority on the following things if they would like those responsible citizens and business’ to return.
1. Please hire more police officers to put away the drug dealers and vandals. No responsible citizen is going to want to raise their children in that environment…no way!! There should be at least one police officer for every 4 block radius. Send these vandals to jail!!!
2. Next on the list for responsible citizens and parents is SCHOOLS!!
The first question for any responsible citizen wanting to stay or move in an area is: What’s the quality of the schools? Most of the schools in Flint have been closed down.
Secure a safe environment for residents and better schools and they will maintain their investments because they care about their children and community. Business’s will return because these responsible citizens will need places to shop, eat, etc. Developers will want to develop vacant lots because of the needs of the community and profits.
Bottom line responsible citizens raising a family are not going to live in Flint because it is NOT a safe place to raise a family!
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