Community Development

Community Development prepares the annual U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant application, implements the housing repair program, coordinates other HUD funded development/improvement projects, and serves the Wyoming Community Development Committee. 

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

Every five years, Community Development 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 40 years, 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 $719,818.00 available for the Community Development Program during the period beginning July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  This amount consists of $479,426.00 in an annual entitlement grant from HUD, $127,892.00 in carryover funds from fiscal year 2016-2017, and $112,500.00 from anticipated program income. This is the Second Program Year Action Plan as part of the adopted 2016-2020 Kent County and Cities of Grand Rapids and Wyoming Regional Consolidated Plan.  The 2017-2018 budget plans for 100% of the funds to benefit low and moderate-income persons.