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Neighborhood and Community Planning

Genesee County Land Bank Authority

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Restoring Community Vitality
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2013–August 31, 2014
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant will support the Genesee County Land Bank Authority’s planning and neighborhood revitalization activities. The grantee developed and operates a nationally recognized program to reclaim vacant and abandoned property and restore it to productive use. This function is overseen by a professional planning and development team that plans, coordinates, and implements neighborhood interventions using a variety of tools and strategies. Since its inception, the grantee has acquired more than 13,500 properties through the tax foreclosure process and currently manages an inventory of 8,100 properties. The grantee’s activities simultaneously enhance the quality of neighborhoods in Flint and promote citizen stewardship by engaging neighborhood groups in planning the disposition and use of vacant properties and structures, and maintaining vacant lots.