The Community Development Department is responsible for administering and managing Redford's federally funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The program provides a variety of activities for low-moderate income Redford residents. Participants in the program must meet federal income guidelines. Funding for the program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Additionally, the Community Development Department is responsible for the improvement of the urban township environment, assisting with economic development, and carrying out assignments given by the Township Board. Through the process of identifying opportunities, submitting applications, and administering local, regional, state, and federal grant programs, the department secures resources necessary to develop the community.
The Community Development Department office is in the Redford Community Center at 12121 Hemingway.
Community Development Block Grant Programs
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is celebrating its 49th year of serving Redford Township. The Housing and Community Development Department continues to build on the successes of the past. While we continue to offer our long-standing programs, several new initiatives have been introduced. Together, the Housing and Community Development Department is working towards making Redford a great place to live, work, and play.
- W/MBE Contractors or Service Providers Information (PDF)
- Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice 2022-2027 (PDF)
- CDBG Action Plan Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020 Substantial Amendment CDBG-CV1 Funding (PDF)
- CDBG Action Plan Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020 Substantial Amendment CDBG-CV3 Funding (PDF)
- Community Development Block Grant CDBG Five Year Consolidated Plan FY 2021-2025 (PDF)
- Community Development Block Grant CDBG One-Year Annual Action Plan FY 2022-2023 (PDF)
- Community Development Block Grant CDBG One-Year Annual Action Plan FY 2023-2024
- Consolidate Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) 2022 (PDF)
CDBG Environmental Review - Public Notice
Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Intent to Request Release of Funds FY2023
Public Comment Period: September 6, 2023, thru September 24, 2023
Click here for more details.
CARES Act Funding (COVID-19 Financial Assistance Programs)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provide much-needed assistance to the American people as the country works diligently to combat COVID-19.
HUD is making available $3.064 billion through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, of which $2 billion is meant to assist States, Communities and Non-profits to carry out and fund COVID-19 response activities.
Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-20 mandating the closure of certain businesses that are considered places of public accommodation and instituted a shelter-in-place restriction for all Michigan residents and ceased all in-person non-essential business operations in the State of Michigan.
Included in the HUD CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Coronavirus and Other Infectious Disease is a provision to avoid homelessness caused by business closures and job loss related to the Governor's Order by providing short-term housing assistance to low-and moderate-income persons whose income was negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Charter Township of Redford has established the Housing Assistance Program, a program to assist vulnerable residents located in Redford Township with access to short-term assistance to cover past due mortgage and rent obligations that occurred as a result of lost income. The plan is to be funded with $240,000 of CDBG funds received under the CARES Act.
Review the following documents and programs:
- Redford Township Mortgage Assistance Program Application (PDF)
- Redford Township Rental Assistance Program Application (PDF)
- Redford Township Housing Assistance Program Guidelines CDBG-CV (PDF)