In a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 5, the Flint community welcomed the opening of 120 new units of affordable, quality housing for area middle- and low-income residents, including those in need of supportive services.
Rosewood Park, located just north of Flint in the city of Mt. Morris, features 80 two- and 40 three-bedroom apartments, as well as a community room with computer lab, exercise and children’s rooms, and a swimming pool. On-site support services — available to all Rosewood residents — include educational and employment assistance; daily living and parenting skills development; and referrals to other community resources for addressing individual and family needs.
The $11.4 million project was launched with the support of a 17-month, $280,000 grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to Shelter of Flint, Inc., the nonprofit parent company of Rosewood Development Corporation. Other major funding sources included the Corporation for Supportive Housing; Michigan Capital Fund for Housing; National City Bank; and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, with additional support from Bank One; Charter One Bank; Fannie Mae; Freddie Mac; Genesee County HOME Funds; Key CDC; and Wells Fargo Bank.
“The Rosewood project is an important step toward helping all members of our community have a safe and welcoming place to call home,” said Maureen Smyth, vice president of programs at the Mott Foundation.