Dearborn Heights Offers Proposals for Community Development Block Grant

Dearborn Heights officials recently presented proposals for how to spend money from an annual U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant.

The Community Development Block Grant is meant for public improvement projects and service programs, and city residents can give their input on how to spend the money.

Ron Amen is the Director of the city’s Community and Economic Development Department.

“The public at large has about 40 to 45 days to comment, offer suggestions, ideas -- something that they’d like to see happen. And when we get those, those are vetted to see if they fit the block grant restrictions. And if they do, and there’s funds available, then we will include it in our annual action plan,” he said.

Amen says the final public hearing is expected to take place March 7.

He says the city estimates it will receive a little more than $900,000 in funding.