- Program Flint Area
- Program Area Restoring Community Vitality
- Grant Amount $100,000
- Grant Period January 1, 2006–December 31, 2006
- Location Flint, MI, United States
- Geographic Focus Flint
About this grant
The Salem Housing Community Development Corporation was created in 1984 by five Flint neighborhood organizations and a church. Its mission is to improve living conditions by providing safe, decent and affordable housing for families of limited income and to act as a catalyst to restore the neighborhoods within its service area.Funding will enable the organization, which primarily serves a 132-block area in northwest Flint, to oversee the rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes; provide home ownership programs for people preparing to buy a home; offer lease-to-purchase homes for families transitioning to self-sufficiency; support neighborhood revitalization and community building in the primary service area; and participate in civic engagement initiatives that help develop neighborhood leaders.During the past year, the organization assisted four families in purchasing homes; rehabilitated more than 25 owner-occupied houses; restored three vacant houses, which are in the process of being sold; and, with the assistance of volunteers who contributed almost 2,500 hours of work, began the restoration of five additional houses. Approximately 70 individuals graduated from Salem’s homebuyer’s class series and homeowner counseling was provided to 72 families.