Community Development

Responsibilities


The City of Battle Creek’s Community Development Division supports neighborhoods by administering federal programs and coordinating planning efforts. It administers the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership formula grant programs. It also coordinates, in partnership with other local agencies, the HUD Lead Hazard Control Program and CHIP Medicaid Lead Safe Program.
 

Public Comment Periods and Public Hearings


The City of Battle Creek periodically requests input from the public on the Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report in the form of public comment and public hearings. When a public comment period is open, information about dates and how to submit comments will be provided here. Notice of Public Hearing details will also be provided here.  

The City of Battle Creek released a draft 2022 Annual Action Plan on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. This will begin the formal thirty day comment period. 

As part of the City of Battle Creek’s Citizen Participation process, the City will hold a formal public hearing on the draft 2022 Annual Action Plan including the Proposed Use of Funds on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. during the City Commission Meeting.

Written comments on the City of Battle Creek’s draft 2022 Annual Action Plan including the Proposed Use of Funds may be made until April 28, 2022 to: Chris Lussier, Community Development Supervisor, City of Battle Creek, Community Development Department, City Hall, Room 104, 10 North Division Street, Battle Creek, MI 49014.

HOME-ARP Homelessness Reduction Grant

The City of Battle Creek has received a special allocation of the HOME Investment Partnership Program through the 2021 American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) in the amount of $1,094,358 from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Selected proposals will be included in the City’s HOME-ARP allocation plan submission to HUD. Grant awards will be made, and funding will be available upon HUD approval of the City’s allocation plan.


The City of Battle Creek is seeking several proposals from qualified nonprofit organizations to provide rental assistance, supportive services and/or develop rental units/non-congregate shelter serving households experiencing homelessness or other eligible populations described herein. The goal of these activities is to reduce the frequency and severity of homelessness in Battle Creek. The HOME-ARP RFP was updated on April 1, 2022 with minor changes to one of the attachments. The changes are described in Addendum 1.



Environmental Review

The City of Battle Creek on or about April 4, 2022 will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of Federal funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-383), as amended, and under the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1993 to be used toward the below projects and activities located in the City of Battle Creek.



Consolidated Plan

Every 5 years, the City of Battle Creek is required to create a Consolidated Plan that describes how the city will allocate Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership funds to meet the needs of low- and moderate-income persons in Battle Creek. The 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan is attached. 

Annual Action Plan

 

Each program year, the City of Battle Creek reports to HUD how it plans to spend Federal Community Development funding in its Annual Action Plan. The 2020-21 Annual Action Plan is contained in the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. 

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)


After the end of each program year (June 30th), the City of Battle Creek is required to report the accomplishments of the CDBG and HOME programs to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in a document called the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). Below is the most recent CAPER. 

Housing Rehab Programs


Community Development administers a CDBG-funded Minor Home Repair Program.
 

More Information

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NPC Indicator Maps: Click on map to access Special Reports, specific NPC maps are located at bottom of page.

NPC 2 Indicator Maps for 2014