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, federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) competitive grant funds. 

Community Needs Survey


Every five years, the city conducts a needs assessment to develop a Consolidated Plan, which determines how Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance, and Public Housing federal dollars are spent in Battle Creek. Information from this survey will be used to identify priorities for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.

Please complete this survey by Oct. 15, considering the needs of our community, and how it can be improved.
Link for the English version: www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCConPlan2020

Falam -- www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCConPlan2020Falam

Hakha -- www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCConPlan2020Hakha

Tedim -- www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCConPlan2020Tedim

En Español:

¿Cuáles servicios de vivienda y desarrollo comunitario se necesitan en su vecindario?
Cada año, la Ciudad de Battle Creek recibe fondos federales para el desarrollo de la comunidad en beneficio de personas de ingresos bajos y moderados en el áreas. Cada cinco años, la ciudad realiza una evaluación de necesidades para desarrollar un plan consolidado que determina cómo se gastan los fondos federales de Subsidio de Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG), HOME, Asistencia Continua para Personas sin Hogar y Vivienda Pública en Battle Creek. La información de esta encuesta se utilizará para identificar prioridades para el Plan Consolidado del 2020-2024.

A medida que complete esta encuesta, tenga en cuenta las necesidades de nuestra comunidad y cómo se puede mejorar. Califique el nivel de necesidad relativa para cada servicio marcando la casilla que mejor aplica. La financiación es limitada y sus respuestas ayudarán a priorizar las necesidades de servicio para nuestra comunidad. ¡Gracias por participar! Adjunte una hoja por separado si tiene más comentarios que le gustaría compartir.

Favor de responder antes del 15 de octubre de 2019: www.surveymonkey.com/r/BCConPlan2020SPA

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.     

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 2019-20 Draft Annual Action Plan is currently available for review and public comment.   

     2019-20 Annual Action 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).   The 2018-19 Draft CAPER is currently available for review and public comment. 

Citizens wishing to make comments should do so in writing, by September 18, 2019, to: Chris Lussier, Community Development Supervisor, City of Battle Creek, Community Development Department, City Hall Suite 320, 10 N. Division Street, Battle Creek, MI 49014

As part of the City of Battle Creek's Citizen Participation process, the City will hold a formal public hearing on the Draft 2018-2019 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers, City Hall, room 301, 10 N. Division Street, Battle Creek, Michigan.

     -  2018-2019 Draft CAPER


Housing Rehab Programs


Community Development administers a CDBG-funded Minor Home Repair Program and a HOME-funded homeowner rehab program.  HOME funding also rehabs vacant houses through partnerships with local non-profit agencies.
 

More Information


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