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.

2021 Virtual Fair Housing Seminar  

The City of Wyoming is hosting a free virtual training for landlords, rental/real estate agents, property management professionals, and residents on Monday, May 10th, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Updates will be provided on fair housing laws, subsidized housing, and common inspection issues.

Certificates of Completion and CEU's will be provided.  The Zoom information and passcode will be sent to you once you register.  

Click here to access the registration form and register via email to CDBG_Info@wyomingmi.gov

Click here to register online by creating an account and searching for Activity Number 261501

Call 616-530-3164 to register by phone.  

Utility Assistance Program 

Applications are now being accepted for the City of Wyoming’s Utility Relief Program for water and sewer bills assistance.  Those who have a total household income of 80% or less of the area median income as indicated on the application are able to apply for this assistance.  Click here for the application.  

 

2021-2026 Consolidated Plan

To view the final draft 2021-2026 Consolidated Plan, click here.  

For Citywide Survey Results (Resident and Stakeholder), click here.

For Stakeholder Survey Results by region, click here.  

2021-2022 Environmental Review 

2020-21 Environmental Review

CDBG-CV Environmental Reviews

Fiscal Year Funding Use Plan

The City of Wyoming has $815,942.00 available for the Community Development Program during the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.  This amount consists of $578,704.00 in an annual entitlement grant from HUD, $116,238.00 in carryover funds from fiscal year 2019-2020, and $121,000.00 from anticipated program income. This is the Fifth Program Year Action Plan, and is part of the adopted 2016-2020 Kent County and Cities of Grand Rapids and Wyoming Regional Consolidated Plan.  The 2020-2021 budget plans for 100% of the funds to benefit low and moderate-income persons.