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.

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.

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