Community Development

Community Development prepares the annual HUD grant application, implements the housing repair program, coordinates other HUD funded development/improvement projects and serves the Wyoming Community Development Committee. 

Community Development (CD) receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Federal Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD) and uses them to support a wide range of programs targeted at low and moderate income residents. 

Every five years, CD staff researches and analyzes the City's neighborhoods related to areas of problems and needs concerning low-income concentrations, persons with special needs, housing and commercial structure deterioration, recreational requirements and other neighborhood issues. Following this analysis, the Community Development Committee decides on a Comprehensive Housing and Community Development Strategy to guide the use of the HUD funds.

For over 35 years Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds have been used for housing rehabilitation loans. Read more about Housing Rehabilitation Loans and the 0% and 3% interest loans available.

Read more about Demolition Grants for assistance that might be available.

Fiscal Year Funding Use Plan

The City of Wyoming expects to have $589,587 available for the Community Development Program during the period beginning July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. This amount consists of $470,878 in an annual entitlement grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, $5,349 in carryover funds from fiscal year 2014-2015, $13,360 in carryover funds from fiscal year 2015-2016, and $100,000 from anticipated program income. This is the First Program Year Action Plan as part of the adopted 2016-2020 Kent County and Cities of Grand Rapids and Wyoming Regional Consolidated Plan.  The 2016-2017 budget plans for 100% of the funds to benefit low and moderate-income persons.