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HUD Programs and Information
Information about programs and funds through U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 3 Program
Section 3 Program requires recipients of certain HUD housing and community development financial assistance, to the greatest extent feasible, to provide employment and job training for low- and very low-income persons and contracting opportunities to business concerns which provides economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.
City of Detroit Community Development Block Grant – Declared Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DDR) Program
In August 2014, Detroit and its metro region suffered from severe flooding caused by a 200-year storm. The worst rainfall in 89 years flooded streets, submerged cars, filled below grade freeways and overwhelmed the combined sewer system to cause basement backups in thousands of homes and untreated discharges to the Detroit and Rouge Rivers. The extensive damage prompted the Obama Administration to declare a Presidential Disaster and call for aid to southeast Michigan. In August 2015, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Secretary Castro announced the allocation of $8.9M in CDBG-DDR funds to the City of Detroit. The funds were allocated to improve the City’s resiliency by completing pre-development activities on place-making, green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and clean power projects, per the City’s funding request to HUD. HUD defines resiliency as a community’s ability to withstand and recover from future shock events. Since then, the City has invested this funding into more than one dozen projects designed to improve quality of life and resiliency for Detroiters.