Genesee County residents can take advantage of a new "Love Where You Live" program through a series of Zoom seminars this week.

April is Fair Housing Month, and The Flint Area Community Housing Resource Board is taking the opportunity to educate residents. They have teamed up with many area partners to offer a series of Zoom calls this week to give info to Genesee County residents, and answer questions.

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The schedule for the calls is listed below, and you can get signed up to be on any of the calls here.

  • April 14, 2021 - Credit, Mortgages, Repairs
  • April 15, 2021 - Fair Housing, Homeownership Assistance
  • April 16, 2021 - Neighborhood Investment & Beautification
  • April 17 - Fair Housing Resource Fair (In-person, 12-2pm at Bethel UMC, 1309 Ballenger Hwy. Flint, MI 48504)

The virtual sessions wrap up on April 17th with an in person Fair Housing Resource Fair. The first 100 attendees at the event on the 17th will also be provided with free lunch.

Access to affordable fair housing has been a real struggle for Genesee County residents. The Flint Water Crisis only exposed how deeply rooted the problems in our area really are. Since those issues have been exposed, there have been many new programs created. You can get more information from the Flint HUD office here, but you should definitely take time to check out the Zoom sessions.

I know from experience that buying or renting a house can be an overwhelming experience. There's no magic trick to making it easy, but the more information you can arm yourself with, the better off you will be. The key is to not get frustrated, and end up giving up. There are so many resources to help you navigate your way through the process, and this is just one of them.


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