Community Development

  1. Michael Dennis

    Community Development Director

    Department of Public Services/Community Development Director Mike DennisMike Dennis has been with Redford Township for 27 years. He currently fills two essential roles, as director of both Community Development and the Department of Public Services. Mike has served as the director of Community Development for 18 years, and Public Services for four.

    Redford Township is the community that Mike was raised in, and he says he loves the opportunity to give back. He calls Redford Township his happy place, and the work is always rewarding. Prior to joining Redford’s team, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and a Master’s from Wayne State.

    One of Mike’s proudest accomplishments with the Township is the establishment of new housing redevelopment programs to provide increased homeownership opportunities to residents. In the future, he aims to continue offering positive programs that provide opportunities to residents and businesses alike. He hopes to continue working with partners to move Redford Township forward and into the 21st Century.

Community Development Block Grant Programs

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is celebrating its 46th 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.

Public Notice 

CDBG Program - Public Notice
Annual Action Plan Fiscal Year 2022 to 2023: "Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact on the Environment and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds."  Comment Period: February 8, 2023 thru February 22, 2023. 

View more information about Annual Action Plan FY 2022-2023 (PDF). 

CDBG Program - Public Notice
Annual Action Plan Fiscal Year 2023 to 2024: "Notice of Public Hearing and Initial Proposed Statement of Community Development Objectives and Projected Use of Funds." 

Meeting: Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 5:00PM

View more information about the Proposed Statement of CD Objectives Use of Funds FY 2023-2024 (PDF). 

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:

Housing Rehabilitation Program