The mission of the Development Office is to promote safe, energy efficient affordable housing opportunities for all Lansing residents, to plan and manage programs that benefit families with low and moderate income, to foster economic development, to support citizen led initiatives that create and sustain safe, attractive neighborhoods, and to manage real estate transactions on behalf of the City.
Section 3 Economic Benefits
"Every year, HUD funds create thousands of jobs across the country that range from construction to professional services like accounting or engineering. Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 ensures that HUD-funded jobs, training and contracts are provided to local low-income residents, particularly those who reside in public housing and businesses that employ them. Section 3 helps foster local economic development, neighborhood improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. To learn more, view Section 3: Connecting Low-Income Residents With Opportunity document."
What are Housing Assistance Programs?
Housing Assistance Programs are initiatives designed to promote and maintain good homes and healthy neighborhoods in Lansing.
The City of Lansing annually receives funding through three Federal Housing Programs. They are listed below:
Housing Assistance Program Funding Table
Federal funds received annually by the City are budgeted for housing programs, community development, and homeless assistance. This amount leverages millions of dollars of other public and private investment to improve housing and neighborhoods in the city.
Over 500 low and moderate income households benefit each year from housing and community development programs.