Details on City of Saginaw Home Rehabilitation Program

Applications for New Furnaces happening December 2022-February 2023

Posted In: News, , Local,   By: Robert E Martin

24th November, 2022     0

 At the November 21 City Council meeting, Yolanda M. Bland, Director of the Office of Management and Budget/Community Services, provided an update on the Saginaw Home Rehabilitation Program. The City would like to share this information with residents who may qualify for assistance through the program.
 

Saginaw City Council approved the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the Home Rehabilitation Program at the September 26 Single-Subject Special Meeting. City Council approved the allocation of $3.8 million in ARPA funds to improve residential properties on owner occupied dwellings, which would include furnaces, roofs and windows.

The Home Rehabilitation program will be laid out in three phases:

•Phase I –Furnaces (December 2022 –February 2023)

•Phase II –Roofs (Spring 2023)

•Phase III –Windows (Spring 2023 and Summer 2023)

The City will be accepting applications for Phase I-Furnaces from December 3 through December 10, 2022. To complete an application, residents can attend one of our Open Application Events on Saturday, December 3 or Saturday December 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, Room 205. Residents can also schedule an appointment with city staff starting Monday, December 5 through December 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact 989-577-0184 or email ARPASERVICE@saginaw-mi.com.

Criteria for the Saginaw Home Rehabilitation Program are as follows:

•Must be a City resident

•Must prove residency for (1) year at the dwelling –this is accomplished by way of a copy of the deed and current utility bill. City of Saginaw 

•Must fall below ARPA Household Income Limit –  which is 300% of Low to Moderate Income (LMI) levels as established by the ARPA Act. –Documentation of income is required

•Must be current on all property taxes and water fees or have a completed Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF) application number

•Due to limited funds, selection will be based on lowest income and/or need

The program will be managed by the Office of Management and Budget/Community Services—Community Development Block Grant Division along with Neighborhood Services and Inspections. Collectively, these departments operate the City’s Basic Needs Program. Yolanda M. Bland, Director of the Office of Management and Budget/Community Services, commented on the program, “This is a very exciting time for the residents of Saginaw as we rollout the Home Rehabilitation Program. The Saginaw Home Rehabilitation Team has a wide range of experience working with residents and administering basic needs assistance programs. We look forward to meeting with citizens and walking them through the application process. I encourage those who may qualify to attend one of our application events or contact our office to schedule an appointment.”

Saginaw City Council will continue discussion on the allocation of ARPA funds on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. City Council has scheduled the Single-Subject Special Meeting to discuss the expenditure of American Rescue Plan Act funds to address public health. Discussion and public input for the Single Subject Special Meeting will be limited to this topic. The meeting will be held at City Hall Council Chambers, Room 205, 1315 S. Washington Avenue. The meeting will be broadcast on SGTV, Channel 191, and on the City’s YouTube channel, www.youtube/CityofSaginaw.com. To speak on public health during the public input portion of the Special Meeting, citizens must contact the City Clerk’s Office, 1315 S. Washington Room 102 (989) 759-1480, prior to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 28.

To view the November 21 presentation on the Home Rehabilitation Program, click here

To schedule an appointment or for more information on the Home Rehabilitation Program, call 989-577-0184 or

Email: ARPASERVICE@saginaw-mi.com

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