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General Purposes

Salem Housing Community Development Corporation

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Restoring Community Vitality
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2005
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant will provide continued support to the Salem Housing Community Development Corporation, established almost two decades ago to improve family living conditions by offering safe, decent and affordable housing for low-income families. The organization – formerly Salem Housing Task Force – was created by five neighborhood groups and a church on the north side of Flint who shared concerns about the state of their neighborhoods and the families who lived in them.Funding will enable the corporation to pursue goals that include completing the construction of 10 homes; finishing several rehabilitation projects; identifying and educating 12 new homeowners about purchasing the rehabilitated homes; managing 44 rental properties with a less than 10 percent vacancy rate; conducting three series of classes on community leadership skills; working with neighborhoods to complete 10 beautification projects; and organizing at least three town hall meetings to solicit community input.Recent accomplishments included helping four families purchase homes; rehabilitating more than 25 owner-occupied houses; restoring three vacant houses; beginning the restoration of five more homes with the assistance of volunteers; graduating 70 individuals from homebuyer-instruction courses; and providing homeowner counseling to 72 families.