CSVNP staff has been active on many formal and ad hoc committees designed to improve the central city areas of Flint, MI. CSVNP was active in the Neighborhood Stabalization Group meetings throughout 2009. From 2009 - 2011 CSVNP also received HOME funds from the City of Flint totalling 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 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 complete in December, 2008. If you are interested in renting or touring one of these luxury loft apartments, call Brett Lawrence of Piper Management at (810) 600-4005.
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 historic home of Col. Thomas Stockton has become an office center for an architectural firm and other small businesses. The second was $26,500 for the adaptive reuse of a commerical 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 St. corridor from Saginaw to the 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.