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Federal funding boosts Flint’s economic development and affordable housing efforts

Flint, Michigan – A fresh infusion of federal money will give Flint a big boost in its attempts to create jobs and offer affordable housing. Leading local development organization Metro Community Development, Inc. will receive $229,000 to support community revitalization and job creation in the region.

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The federal NeighborWorks America program will fund the project as part of its main goal – promoting affordable housing and community development all throughout the country. The announcement was made by Congressman Dan Kildee on Monday, May 13, highlighting the ongoing commitment to improving living conditions and economic prospects in Flint.

NeighborWorks America was created by the Congress in 1978. and it currently works with about 250 regional and national nonprofits. Through local alliances and projects, it seeks to address housing issues and advance sustainable community development alternatives.

Metro Community Development CEO Brian Glowiak complimented the funding and emphasized how proud the organization is to be a member of the NeighborWorks network.

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A fresh infusion of federal money will give Flint a big boost in its attempts to create jobs and offer affordable housing
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“Metro Community Development is honored to receive this generous grant from NeighborWorks America, and we are especially proud of our membership in this tremendous organization,” said Brian Glowiak, CEO of Metro Community Development.