Prospective home buyers can visit newly listed properties in Flint's historic Carriage Town neighborhood and the all-new Smith Village subdivision during a home tour this Saturday, April 21. The event is open to the public and takes place at homes in Carriage Town at 612 University Avenue, 818 Lyon and 426 West First Avenue. Home on tour in the all new Smith Village include 517, 521 and 557 Williams Street. Walk through these homes and talk with realtors about how home ownership can become a reality, for as little as $1,000 down.

The Genesee County Land Bank encourages potential homeowners to preview available homes that are part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2). Properties in this federally-funded program are available to individuals who meet certain income levels and can qualify for a mortgage. All NSP homes have been completely renovated and most include all new appliances. Most NSP renovated homes range in price from $20-50,000. Newly built homes in the New Smith Village range from $60-75,000.

NSP2 is a federally funded program administered through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), and does not cost anything to the City of Flint or the Genesee County Land Bank. Dollars awarded as part of this program go to reduce blight through demolition and home renovation. For a complete list of homes renovated through the NSP program, visit www.thelandbank.org.