Oakland County’s Community & Home Improvement Division 2013 annual report now available

The 2013 Annual Report for Oakland County’s Community & Home Improvement Division informs residents of federal, state and county housing and community development programs and projects at work in Oakland County.    
The report, which was released today, details services and programs available through Community & Home Improvement. They include free counseling from certified housing professionals on preventing foreclosure, reverse mortgages and tenants’ rights as well as programs that help low and moderate income households with needed home repairs.
“The fine work carried out by Community & Home Improvement is one the many ways Oakland County ensures it remains a great place to live, work, play and prosper,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said.
The intended distribution and use of Community Development Block Grant funding in participating communities is outlined as well. These funds improve living conditions for low and moderate income residents through community revitalization, home improvement and human services. Included are programs for seniors, youth, the disabled, and abused spouses. About $750,000 is allocated for demolition of blighted structures in Pontiac.  
The Community & Home Improvement Division has helped residents with their housing needs and supported community development projects for more than 30 years. 
Copies of the report are available online at www.AdvantageOakland.com/CPHA or from the Community & Home Improvement Division, 250 Elizabeth Lake Road, Suite 1900, Pontiac, 48341.