Flint development organization needs votes to win $5,000

Flint development organization needs votes to win $5,000

Helping address housing challenges is the goal of an organization now in need of help from the city it serves. Communities First, Inc. is eligible to receive $5,000 in grant funds through a statewide Investing in Communities program, sponsored by Independent Bank, but winning the award depends on votes.

Communities First CEO Glenn Wilson is calling upon supporters to help his organization win funding to support more affordable housing developments in neighborhoods including some of Flint’s most challenged. Photo courtesy of Communities First

Communities First is responsible for affordable housing developments in neighborhoods including some of Flint’s most challenged. Oak Street Senior Apartments and Swayze Court Apartments are among the organization’s complexes serving elders in the community and others who are homeless or disabled. Slated as its next development is the transformation of Coolidge Elementary School into housing, retail space, and a community center.

Communities First operates from a service model that provides onsite programs that mitigate the effects of lead poisoning in children, strengthens families, and uses housing as a base for improving quality of life, says Glenn Wilson, CEO.

To support a win for Communities First visit IndependentBank.com or the Communities First, Inc. Facebook page and cast your vote.

 

Learn more about Communities First housing initiatives or vote here now.

 

 

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