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Flint Signs Blight Elimination Deal with Land Bank, Center for Community Progress

The City of Flint has signed a deal with the Genesee County Land Bank and Center for Community Progress to help with blight elimination. According to MLive, the emergency manager signed off on the partnership on November 6th.

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courtesy U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee
courtesy U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee
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Op-Ed by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee: Federal Funding to Fight Blight in Flint, Saginaw Will Improve Lives Statewide

Today marks the beginning of the largest residential blight removal program in our state’s history. Five communities in Michigan – including Flint and Saginaw – will see $100 million in federal investments to demolish thousands of abandoned houses that cannot be rehabilitated and that have undermined the quality of life for people who live nearby

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Flint to Receive Over $20 Million in Federal Funds to Fight Blight

Governor Rick Snyder has announced the distribution of $100 million in federal funds to help fight blight in five cities across the state. Flint, Detroit, Pontiac, Saginaw and Grand Rapids will split the money to fund large-scale projects to stabilize neighborhoods, preserve property values and fight crime according to a statement from the Governor's office

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courtesy Congressman Dan Kildee
courtesy Congressman Dan Kildee
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Rep. Dan Kildee to Hold Press Conference Friday in Flint to Highlight Need for Revitalize America Act

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) will hold a press conference in Flint on Friday at an abandoned motel to highlight the need for the Revitalize America Act.

The Revitalize America Act, H.R. 1550, was the first piece of legislation introduced by Kildee

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Moe Malik, Flickr
Moe Malik, Flickr
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Grant Money Awarded to Genesee County to Eliminate Blighted Properties

Genesee County will receive nearly $4 million as part of a statewide blight elimination project according to State Representative Joe Graves.

A total of 34 municipal, township and counties entities throughout the state will share in $15 million in funding to help eliminate blight in their communities

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Mike Houge, Flickr
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Michigan Senate Pass Blight Reduction Bills

Senator Virgil Smith (D-Detroit) praised passage of a package of bills that would give cities more power to fight blight occurring in their neighborhoods. The five-bill package had the bipartisan sponsorship from Senators Smith, Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge), Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton), Tupac A

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