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Detroit, MI 48226

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Attention:


MICHAEL E. DUGGAN, MAYOR
CITY OF DETROIT
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

SUMMARY AND NOTICE FOR
THE CITY OF DETROIT’S
DRAFT NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION STRATEGY AREA (NRSA) APPLICATION


INFORMATION AND PUBLIC REVIEW

This notice provides a summary of the City of Detroit Draft Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) Application.  The Draft NRSA Application will be available for public review beginning December 31, 2014 to January 30, 2015 in the offices of the Planning and Development Department.
 
During the comment period citizens may obtain information and submit comments regarding the Draft NRSA Application. Citizens may also submit comments by letter (at the address shown below), appointment, telephone, or by E-mail at 2014NRSAAPPCOMMENTS@detroitmi.gov  on or by January 30, 2015.  For further information, please contact:

Mr. Christopher Raschke
Planning and Development Department
Grants Management Section
65 Cadillac Square, Suite 2300
Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone:  (313) 224-6519


The Draft NRSA Application is the City of Detroit’s application to the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) to designate target areas within the City of Detroit.  These targeted areas are designed to revitalize economically challenged areas within the City of Detroit. This will be the first time the City of Detroit is applying for this designation.  NRSAs were established in January 1995 to develop an approach to address economic development and housing needs in target areas.

To develop an NRSA the following must take place:
1.    Submit to HUD for approval--an Amendment to the current (2012-2015) HUD Consolidated Plan

2.    Establish boundaries for the target areas meeting the following criteria:
•    Areas have to be contiguous and primarily residential
•    Contain at least 70% low and moderate income persons
•    Economic Assessment -- a description of economic conditions within the areas and opportunities for improvement
•    Economic Empowerment – a plan to promote economic progress including creation of meaningful jobs and revitalization activities (especially to low income residents)

3.    Conduct a consultation process with residents, business owners/operators, financial institutions (banks, credit unions, loan companies), non-profits, other government agencies, and community groups

4.    Establish plans for meaningful change (economic)—it does not have to be the entire area. These changes include establishing measurable benchmarks and outputs that can be identified and reported on during the period (usually a year)

BENEFITS OF AN NRSA
NRSA benefits are detailed in amendments to the CDBG regulations at 24 CFR 570 published in the Federal Register on January 5, 1995, and updated in the Final Rule dated November 9, 1995 as follows:

1.    Job Creation/Retention as Low/Moderate Income Area Benefit: Job creation/retention activities undertaken pursuant to the strategy may be qualified as meeting area benefit requirements, thus eliminating the need for a business to track the income of persons that take, or are considered for, such jobs (24 CFR 570.208(a)(1)(vii) and (d)(5)(i));

2.    Aggregation of Housing Units:  Housing units can be considered to be part of a single structure for the purposes of applying the low-and moderate- income national objective criteria. As long as 51% or more of the assisted units provide a LMI benefit, all units are considered as meeting a national objective. Therefore allowing assistance to housing occupied by non-LMI households. All eligible housing assistance such as home repair, new construction through a Community Based Development Organization (CBDO), and home purchase assistance are allowed. (24 CFR 570.208(a)(3) and (d)(5)(ii));

3.    Aggregate Public Benefit Standard Exemption: Economic development activities carried out under the strategy may, at the grantee's option, be exempt from the aggregate public benefit standards, thus increasing a grantee's flexibility for program design as well as reducing its record-keeping requirements (24 CFR 570.209 (b)(2)(v)(L) and (M)); and

4.    Public Service Cap Exemption:  Public services carried out in the NRSA by a CBDO are exempt from the 15% public service cap allowing more services in the NRSA and better leveraging of public service funding. (24 CFR 570.204(b)(2)(ii)).

SUMMARY OF THE DRAFT NRSA APPLICATION CONTENT
An outline of the NRSA Application’s content is shown below.  The full application is available online.  

INTRODUCTION
This section covers background on the City’s investment strategy and the request for HUD’s approval of five Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas (NRSA).  

SECTION 1. NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION STRATEGY AREA DESCRIPTIONS
This section describes the boundaries of the five proposed NRSAs, as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) CPD Notice 96-01. These areas qualify for NRSA designation based on the high percentage of low- to moderate-income (LMI) residents and other factors. Currently, there is no NRSA designation in the City.

NRSA Demographics
  LMI Population Non LMI Total Population % LMI
         
NRSA 1 19,155 8,095 27,250 70%
NRSA 2 72,510 30,620 103,130 70%
NRSA 3 43,425 14,835 58,260 75%
NRSA 4 69,715 25,450 95,165 73%
NRSA 5 69,645 28,620 98,265 71%
Total NRSA Population 274,450 107,620 382,070  
Entire City 500,250 249,565 749,815 67%


SECTION 2. DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS:
This section provides an overview of population Demographics in Detroit and the NRSAs.

SECTION 3. COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS
    Community consultations used to develop NRSAs included the following outreach efforts:
o    7 City Council district meetings attended by approximately 302 residents and stakeholders Feedback was given both verbally and through a survey.  The survey has also been disseminated electronically.

o    Four focus groups were held to receive citizen comments on the Home Repair Loan program and also included several general NRSA questions.  Twenty-two residents and eight non-profit leaders participated in the focus groups.  

SECTION 4. ASSESSMENT OF ECONOMIC AND NEIGHBORHOOD CONDITIONS:
This section describes the economic and neighborhood conditions the City of Detroit faces that it is trying to address through the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy.

SECTION 5. NRSAS OPPORTUNITIES:
This section identifies what the City of Detroit is trying to achieve through the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy.  The key objectives include: stabilizing neighborhoods through blight elimination and intervention in the housing market; supporting small businesses; creating jobs; employing youth; and building wealth.

SECTION 6. EMPOWERMENT STRATEGY:

To achieve the objectives outlined in Section 6, the City of Detroit intends to coordinate several strategies.  These include home repair emergency grants, the Detroit Homeownership Empowerment Loan Program (0% interest loan), nuisance abatement, auction of city properties, demolition, small business and commercial property program, small business accelerator, attracting manufacturing, and summer youth programs.

SECTION 7. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT BENCHMARKS
Specific performance measurements are identified to be achieved through the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy.

SECTION 8. STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
Strategic partnerships are paramount to ensuring the City of Detroit has the capacity to implement the strategies described in Section 7 and achieve the identified performance measures in Section 8.  The City is working with a number of different agencies including those listed in this section to implement the outlined strategies.

Important Note: The Draft NRSA Application is subject to the approval of the Detroit City Council and the U.S. Department of Housing And Urban Development (HUD).  In addition, HUD may set conditions on the use of these funds.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Planning and Development Department is to strengthen and revitalize the city of Detroit's neighborhoods and communities and to stabilize and transform our physical, social and economic environment.

The Planning and Development Department is comprised of the following divisions:

The Planning and Development Department is responsible for administering grants to the following City of Detroit agencies that receive HUD Funding (CDBG, HOME, ESG, HOWPA)

  • Human Services Department
  • Department of Health and Wellness Promotion
  • Buildings and Safety Engineering Department
  • Department of Elections
  • City Council
  • Department of Public Works

 

Grant Programs

Planning and Development administers several major grant programs for the City of Detroit.

  • Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HR3221)
  • American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)

Community Development Block Grant - Recovery (CBBG-R) Funds

Proposed reprogramming of CDBG-R funds.
Public comment and review through Wednesday, July 28, 2010.

Community Development Block Grant Funds for 2009-2010.
To view the Mayor's recommendations, click here.

Detroit Works and Market Value Analysis (MVA) Maps

For more information, click here

Main Map by Clusters

Neighborhood Clusters Map 

Individual Cluster Maps
   

Cluster 1

Cluster 2

Cluster 3

Cluster 4

Cluster 5

Cluster 6

Cluster 7

Cluster 8

Cluster 9

Cluster 10

 

Public Notice for Upcoming NSP3 Community Meetings

The City of Detroit through the Planning and Development Department is proposing an Amendment to the 2008 HUD Consolidated Plan for the NSP3 Program. For more information: Click here.

Notice of Public Hearing - 1

City of Detroit
Planning and Development Department
Michael Duggan, Mayor
A public hearing will be held by the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department in the 13th Floor Auditorium of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (2 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI)

For more information, Click Here. 

Notice of Proposed Changed/Amendment CDBG One Year Action Plan

CITY OF DETROIT
MICHAEL DUGGAN, MAYOR

NOTICE OF PROPOSED SUBTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO
CDBG ONE YEAR ACTION PLAN
FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 and 2014-2015

The City of Detroit through the Planning and Development Department is proposing an Amendment to the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 Action Plan for the CDBG Program for more information: Please Click Here

Notice of Proposed Change 2014

The Housing Services Division of the City of Detroit - Planning and Development Department hereby amends the following Request for Proposals (RFP), issued on March 19, 2014:
Please click here to view "Loan Servicing RFP Amend - 05/02/2014".

Notice of Proposed Change 2013

City of Detroit
Planning and Development Department
Michael Duggan, Mayor
Notice of Proposal Change 2013/Notice of Proposed HUD Plan/Proposed Reprogramming 2013 List
Notice of Proposed HUD Plan - Click Here
Proposed Reprogramming 2013 List - Click Here 


The HUD Consolidated Plan 2013-2014 
Notice of Public Hearing - 3

City of Detroit Planning and Development Department Michael Duggan, Mayor
The City of Detroit through its Planning and Development Department will conduct a public hearing on Friday, August 9, 2013 regarding the HUD 2013-2014 Consolidated Plan-Revised Recommendations.  Click here for more details.  
Information on the "2013-2014 Action Plan-Revised Recommendations" Click here
NOTE: 

The public comment period on the revised recommendations ends at 5:00 PM on September 6, 2013. Comments can be e-mailed to PublicComments@detroitmi.gov


Notice of Public Hearing - 2

City of Detroit
Planning and Development Department
Michael Duggan, Mayor
The City of Detroit through its Planning and Development Department will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, May 30, 2013 regarding the HUD Consolidated Plan and 2013-2014 Draft Action Plan.
Click here for more details.
Information on the "2013-2014 Action Plan Draft", Click here