The five-day public comment period for the Amended Genesee County 2020 Action Plan and 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan will begin the week of November 30, 2020.
Copies of the Amended Genesee County 2020 Action Plan and 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan will be made available for review starting Monday, November 30, 2020, until Friday, December 4, 2020 at the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission, Room 111, 1101 Beach Street, Flint, MI, upon request and appointment. Copies will also be available at all local municipal offices and online at www.gcmpc.org.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, is an economic stimulus bill that has been passed in response to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States. The CARES Act has allocated over 3.7 million dollars to Genesee County to be utilized to prevent, prepare for, and respond to Coronavirus. The incorporation of these funds is included in the Amended Genesee County 2020 Action Plan and 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. The Amended Genesee County 2020 Action Plan is a comprehensive planning document that identifies the County’s overall needs for affordable housing, supportive housing and community development. The plan outlines a strategy to address those needs in the 2020 Program Year (May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021).
Pursuant to provisions of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and the National Affordable Housing Act (NAHA) of 1990; the Genesee County Board of Commissioners is publishing its Amended 2020 Action Planrelative to Genesee County’s 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year. The public is advised that on or about December 10, 2020, Genesee County will submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development an Amended 2020 Action Plan and 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. Prior to said submission, public comments are welcomed on the Amended 2020 Action Plan. A Public Input Session on the Amended 2020 Action Plan and 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 9:45a.m. in the Willard P. Harris Auditorium, Genesee County Administration Building, 3rd floor of the Genesee County Administration Building, 1101 Beach Street, Flint, Michigan at the Community & Economic Development Meeting.
The public may send public comments by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to speak by telephone, please sign up no later than December 2, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. by doing the following:
• Call (810) 257-3020;
• Leave name, spelling of name and telephone number on voicemail;
• Each participant will be called to join the meeting to speak;
• Staff will call the speaker during the meeting and they will be allowed 2 minutes to speak. At the end of
two minutes, the line will be disconnected.
• After the telephonic speakers are finished, emailed public comments will be read by staff.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, entitles Genesee County as an Urban County, to plan and carry out a Community Development Program throughout Genesee County, outside the City of Flint. The primary objectives of the Genesee County Community Development Program are to:
1. Develop and maintain viable urban communities;
2. Provide decent housing; and
3. Provide a suitable living environment for the residents of Genesee County, principally for persons of low
and moderate income.
Pursuant to these objectives, Genesee County, in cooperation with participating local units of government, proposes to utilize approximately $2,305,622 in Community Development Block Grant CARES Act Funds available for the 2020 Program Year for the projects including:
• Basic Needs
• Business Assistance
• COVID Response
• Rental Assistance
A complete list of the activities will be available at the public input session and at www.gcmpc.org.
Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission will furnish reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities upon 24 hours’ notice. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Genesee County offices by writing or calling the following:
Ms. Sheila Taylor, Division Manager
Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission
Room 111, 1101 Beach Street, Flint, Michigan, 48502
TTY/TDD Users: Michigan Relay Center dial 711
Comments regarding the Amended Genesee County 2020 Action Plan and 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan must be in writing and will be accepted by the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission, Room 111, 1101 Beach Street, Flint, Michigan 48502 until 5 p.m., Friday, December 4, 2020. Please address all comments to the attention of Ms. Sheila Taylor, Division Manager.