CSVNP was organized in 1986 by a small group of members of the Court Street United Methodist Church (CSUMC) (Click here to see their WEB site) to provide housing for persons with low or moderate income. CSUMC had considered constructing a new church building on the 12.5 acres but after much deliberation, decided to refurbish its present structure. Initial financial support for start up came from CSUMC & St. Joseph Hospital. In 1989 CSVNP received approval as a 501 c) 3 nonprofit corporation from the Internal Revenue Service.
CSV East, a 150 unit senior apartment building was opened in 1990. It offers affordable rents for seniors age 55 or older and features 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. CSV West, a 106 unit senior apartment building was opened in 1993, and offers rents affordable to all income levels – low, moderate & market rate. Both developments were financed through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.
Avon Park is a 56 unit townhouse development opened in 1995 two blocks from the CSV sSenior campus. It offers affordable rents for families of all income levels, low, moderate and market rate and features 2 & 3 bedroom town-homes with attached garages. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority also financed this development.
Also in 1994 CSVNP began a neighborhood support program for the 4 neighborhood associations closest to the downtown Flint area. There are approximately 2400 housing units these neighborhoods. With the assistance of an initial grant from the LISC Americorp program, a neighborhood program director was hired to assist the homeowner associations in the Central Park, Fairfield Village, Grand Traverse and Carriage Town areas.
In 1995, with generous support from a local foundation, CSVNP moved its operations into a Tudor style house in the historical district at 727 East St. The building has an attached auditorium ideal for neighborhood meetings and other functions.
Our mission is to “Providing quality, affordable housing and promoting healthy neighborhoods."
Board of Trustees
Ingrid Halling - President. Retired librarian. Has served on many local nonprofit boards.
Donald Misener - Vice President. CPA of Non-profit senior community.
William Tipper - Secretary. Retired High School counselor and former member of the Flint Board of Education.
David Millhouse - Treasurer. CPA & Board member of local Non-profit organization.
Doris Sain - Past President. CSV Charter Member.
Recipient of the 2003 Nina Mills Award for significant contributions made to the community. Received the "Making Democracy Work" award from the Women League of Voters in 2009.
Robert Bessert - Real Estate Management. Volunteer Board member of local non profit organization.
Eleanor Brownell - Former newspaper writer and volunteer Board Member of local non profit organization.
Lois Craig - Retired Executive Director & Board Member of the Crim Festival of Races.