Community Development

Community Development Block Grant Programs

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is celebrating its 40th year of serving Redford Township. The Housing and Community Development Department continues to build on the successes of past. While we continue to offer our long-standing programs, several new initiatives have been introduced. Together, the Housing & Community Development Department is working towards making Redford the jewel of Michigan, by building tomorrow's community today.
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Public Notice:

 


Housing Rehabilitation Program

Barrier Free Access

Emergency Rehab

Frequently Asked Questions on
the Housing Rehabilitation Program (.pdf)


Lead Based Paint Fact Sheet (.pdf)
(Frequently Asked Questions)


General Contractor and
Sub-Contractor information (.pdf)

Stabilizing Neighborhoods Action Plan (SNAP) Program - Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP 1)

On July 30, 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 to address the nation's severe housing crisis. Title III of the Act appropriates $3.92 billion of grant funds under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) for states and local governments to purchase and redevelop abandoned or foreclosed properties. The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 directed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to target funding to areas with the greatest need based on the extent of foreclosures, sub-prime mortgages, and mortgage delinquencies and defaults.

Redford Township has been allocated $3,041,364 in NSP funds for use on NSP projects throughout the Township.

According to Title III Section (c) 3 of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) States and local governments (NSP grantees) may use funding to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become sources of abandonment and blight.

Eligible uses for the funds include:

  • Buying foreclosed homes
  • Buying vacant land and property
  • Offering down payment and closing cost assistance to low- to moderate-income home buyers
  • Creating "land banks" to assemble, temporarily manage and dispose of vacant land for the purpose of stabilizing neighborhoods and encouraging re-use or redevelopment of property

Redford Township will prioritize the use of NSP funds by targeting its activities in the "Areas of Greatest Need" neighborhoods with the highest percentage of home foreclosures, the highest percentage of homes financed by subprime mortgage loans and where areas show the highest risk of additional foreclosures. Although geographic concentrations are evident, the Township will target all of the NSP activities described in this section to these high priority areas, as defined.

These activities include:

  1. Acquisition
  2. Demolition of Blighted Structures
  3. Rehabilitation and Redevelopment
  4. Financing Mechanisms to income-eligible households for down payment/closing cost assistance
  5. Administration

 
Please click here for photos of redeveloped SNAP properties.
 

SNAP Program (NSP)
Allocation Chart

Allocations SNAP - (Pie Chart 2-2012)
Click to view larger version

Quarterly Performance Reports

Redford Twp. Stabilizing Neighborhoods Action Plan (SNAP) Program HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program – NSP 1
Quarterly Performance Reports (QPR):

Community Development Block Grant – Recovery (CDBG-R) Program Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Quarterly Performance Reports (QPR):

Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program Department of Energy (DOE)
Quarterly Performance Reports (QPR):

Brownfield Assessment Grant – US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Quarterly Performance Reports (QPR):

Action Center
The NEW "Action Center" allows citizens to maintain an open dialogue with their Township Government. Citizens can fill out and submit forms online to report incidents, provide feedback, request tours and more.
Click here to get started!
Community Help

Having trouble with Bed Bugs? Click here for more information.
Wayne Metro Community Action Agency has developed a reputation among care agencies as experts in assessing potential bed bug problems in homes, apartments and schools in our area. If you have reason to believe that a resident needs this service, please feel free to share this referral with them. The phone number to Wayne Metro is 734-246-2280.

Ways to Family Self-Sufficiency, Inc. www.wtfss.org

Stabilizing Neighborhoods Action Plan - SNAP (.pdf)

Redford Township Vacant Commercial Properties

Did you know that the Redford Firefighters Fund loans wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches to Redford residents free of charge? Contact the South Fire Station for availability @ 937-2029. (Must show proof of residency at time of pick-up.)

Wayne County:

Rouge System:

DTE Energy:

Food Services:

Clothing:
Check back soon for updates!

Foster Care:

Methodist Children's Home Society Recruitment
Click Here for more info
View the Public Service Announcement about MCHS Foster Care and Adoption by clicking the YouTube link below
http://youtu.be/HLlATiBYM4c

Become a Licensed Foster Parent through the Judson Center
Click here for more info

Foreign Student Exchange Program
Click here for more info

Foster Care and Adoption through Vista Maria
(313) 271-3050 ext. 232

www.vistamaria.org

Little Lives, Big Dreams:
Wayne Metro Head Start

Click Here for more info


VFW:

Please look for the link on the Red Bar for Veteran Information


Blood Drives:

redcrossblood.org

Downtown Development
Authority (DDA)

Click HERE for more information about the DDA.

Brownfield Redevelopment
Authority (BRA)

Click HERE for more information about the BRA.

Youth Services

The Redford Community Center - Youth Department is open after school from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P. M. Come and join the club. The parents must complete membership applications. There are lots of fun activities, parties, games, a computer lab and more. Check it out for yourself. If you want to volunteer or need help with your child call 387-2787 or click here for more information.

Dial-A-Ride: Redford Connector

Need a ride? Take the bus; it is the SMART way to go. The Township’s Redford Connector offers curb-to-curb bus service throughout the community and selected locations outside of Redford.

Call (313) 387-2770 to arrange transportation. You must call at least one day in advance and all service is available on a first come first serve basis.
More Information Here!

HOUSING/COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

12121 Hemingway,
Redford, Michigan, 48239
Point-to-Point Driving Directions

Telephone: (313) 387-2765

Michael Dennis
     Community Development Director

Email: hcdd@redfordtwp.com

Housing Rehabilitation:
(313) 387-2786

Home Information Center:
(313) 387-2786

Useful Links
Equal Housing Opportunity
Calendar

This week in Redford

11-26Library closes at 5pm

11-27 Thanksgiving Day

11-27Township offices, Library and Court Closed No trash pickup-remainder of week one day delayed

11-28Township offices, Library and Court Closed

11-29Library Closed

Click Here to View Full Calendar

BBid

The Charter Township of Redford is partnering with IPT by BidNet as part of the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network and we post all of our bids, addendums, and awards through this convenient online system. As a vendor, you can register with MITN and be sure that you see all available bids and opportunities. By selecting automatic bid notification, your company will receive emails anytime the Township has a bid opportunity that matches your company's business. In addition, the site handles bid opportunities, RFPs, and RFQs for other member governmental agencies as well. Click the link below to visit the website.

The Michigan Inter-Governmental Trade Network

 

Government

Electronic Payments for Tax and Water Bills

To pay via first class mail, please send to:
Treasury
12200 Beech Daly Road
Redford, Michigan 48239

Important Numbers:

For general Information call the Clerk's Office
313-387-2751
or the Supervisor's Office
313-387-2705

For Parks and Recreation information call
313-387-2650

Lost your pet, have a loose animal in the neighborhood or an animal not being taken care of?  Call Redford’s Animal Control
(313) 387-2565 (weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm)
or (313) 387-2551 (weekends and after hours)

For problems with Trash Pickup or Complaints call: Republic Waste (trash pickup complaints/questions)
877-264-5544