Big federal dollars are coming down the pipeline to help support 149 housing units for low-income seniors in Michigan. Over $ 8 million from a federal grant should hopefully be enough to make some serious progress with housing. Hopefully.

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The federal grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program, which helps to provide very low-income seniors with housing options that allow them to live independently in an environment that provides support activities such as cleaning, cooking and transportation.

Source:NBC25.com

I'm glad that Genesee County is finally a place that higher-ups are taking seriously. I've been here a good chunk of my life and FLint can sometimes feel like a 3rd world country. These additional federal dollars will definitely start putting more confidence into the community. Flint's average income is roughly $17K a year which is just enough money to barely pay bills and probably eat, probably. This gets worse as individuals get older over time, and medical bills start becoming a factor.

No one should have to worry about where they're gonna sleep at night. Especially our elders, because before you know it, it'll be your turn. So let's start to provide a level of security and trust with our senior Michigan residents.