Letter to the Editor: Low Income Housing Plan in Grosse Pointe Park
A Grosse Pointe Shores resident writes about Grosse Pointe Park's low income housing program.
Citizens are unaware of Grosse Pointe Park’s low income housing program. It has never been openly discussed or voted on by the Park city council, and thus received no reporting from the various news media that attend the council meetings.
These are the nine city-owned homes that the Grosse Pointe Park city council has assigned to the Wayne County Neighborhood Stabilization low-income housing program. Sales and rentals are being handled by Wayne County’s housing contractor, National Faith Homebuyers Inc. National Faith Homebuyers already has a list of hundreds of low-income qualified Wayne County residents that have already registered their eligibility by attending the required information meetings and training programs.
Any Pointer who has friends or relatives who would like to live in these homes needs to get their application filed with National Faith Homebuyers right now if they want to become qualified for this opportunity.
Applicants must be in the lower 50% of Wayne County median income.
One person family - $22,900 income
Two person family - $26,150
Three person family - $29,400
Four person family - $32,650
Down payment assistance is up to $25,000 for buyers. Section 8 assistance is available for qualified renters.
Drive by and look at the beautiful job the G. L. Fisher Construction Company is doing in rehabbing these nine homes under the Park’s $1,200,000.00 share of this Federal HUD program. Completion is scheduled for July.
For information, contact National Faith Homebuyers at 313-255-9500, www.nationalfaith.org
Shame on the Park city council for not informing Grosse Pointers about the opportunity to get in on this HUD housing program.
Grosse Pointe Shores