Flint getting $30M in effort to replace some public housing
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The city of Flint is getting $30 million to replace some public housing, move some current residents to new homes and improve services.
Congressman Dan Kildee and U.S. Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow on Friday announced the funding will help replace public housing at Atherton East under a Choice Neighborhoods Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It also seeks to improve access to basic services and job opportunities.
The lawmakers say in a statement the grant was awarded to the city of Flint and the Flint Housing Commission. Mott Community College Workforce Development, Hurley Medical Center and the Flint and Genesee Literacy Network also are part of the effort.
The Flint Journal reports Atherton East is a 192-unit complex on the city’s south side.