Community Development

CSVNP participated in the City of Flint's Housing Implementation Task Group from August, 2014 to February, 2016.
CSVNP began in 2009 to develop a plan called the NICE Initiative (Neighborhood Investment for Community Enhancement) to stabilize neighborhoods and to eliminate blight.  As an example, in 2016 CSVNP received a grant to paint up to twelve homes in the Central Park neighborhood.  In 2014, outdated street lights were upgraded to LED.  
CSVNP was active in the Neighborhood Stabalization Group meetings throughout 2009. From 2009 - 2011 CSVNP received HOME funds from the City of Flint totaling nearly $400,000 for their Owner-Occupied ReHab and Purchase, ReHab, ReSale programs. 
In 2006, CSVNP implemented a CDBG grant of $50,000 from the City of Flint to correct exterior code violations on 6 homes in the Central Park, Fairfield Village and Carriage Town neighborhoods.  Another grant for $25,000 was received from the Ruth Mott Foundation to correct exterior code violations in the Grand Traverse District Neighborhood.
In 2005, CSVNP joined with the Genesee County Land Bank Authority, LISC, and the City of Flint, Michigan to purchase the Berridge Hotel and remodel it into condominium/lofts as a part of the overall plan to improve the 3rd Avenue corridor between the University of Michigan-Flint and Kettering University. This property is in the Carriage Town Historic District and was completed in December, 2008. 
In 2004/05 CSVNP assisted two private developers in obtaining grants from the Commercial Economic Development Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The first was $16,000 to aid in the adaptive reuse of the Stockton House in the Grand Traverse District Neighborhood. The second was $26,500 for the adaptive reuse of a commercial building in the Grand Traverse District Neighborhood.  
In 2002, CSVNP obtained a grant for a comprehensive study and strategy development for commercial development in the West Court Street corridor from Saginaw Street to Thread Creek.

CSVNP has been awarded and administered more than $3,000,000.00 in Federal CDBG & HOME grants to rehabilitate homes, apartments and commercial buildings in the 4 neighborhoods over the last 15 years.

Here's an example of a home we rehabilitated through the City of Flint's "Purchase, ReHab, ReSale" program: