STOP DUGGAN’S ATTACK ON CDBG LOW-INCOME HOME LOANS, DEMOLITION OF DETROIT’S HOUSING STOCK

 

Homes in Virginia Park Historic District neighborhood.
Homes in Virginia Park Historic District neighborhood. Photo: Wikipedia

 

 

By Joyce Moore

Dec. 18, 2014 (VOD editor–sorry, picked up story late from email.)

Joyce Moore

Joyce Moore

DETROIT — Somehow, we are putting people in office that make over $100,000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Dollars) a year to represent our best interest! We as a country give away millions to other countries. The City of Detroit: My City, Your City, Our City is clearly under attack. Demolition of beautiful structures with crown moldings, fire places that connect the living room with the dining room, beveled door casings, beveled window casings and beautiful dome ceilings is a short list of irreplaceable beauty and a list of the beauty that is lacking in new construction.

Interior of one Detroit historic home.

Interior of one Detroit historic home.

My neighborhood is composed of old historic two (2) family structures of which I have converted my two (2) family into a single home. In 2013-2014 I was a recipient of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds – Home Repair Program. I was able under the CDBG – Home Repair Program to get a new roof, windows and a porch of which this GRANT/LOAN will be forgivable within 3 to 5 years.

The purpose of the CDBG funds is to help LOW TO MODERATE income citizens through Federal Regulation (LAWS) and HUD Guidelines. These TAX DOLLARS are very much needed to be used to help build our blocks, build our neighborhoods, build our communities and build our city in terms of removing blight as houses are being demolished as we speak.

See video below with Joyce Moore and Cynthia Johnson discussing CDBG.

Mayor Mike Duggan of the City of Detroit wants to make the CDBG – Home Repair Program for LOW TO MODERATE income citizens a LOAN/MORTGAGE Program that is not forgivable. On December 17, 2014 at 04:06 P.M., I submitted a Complaint to the United States District Court – Eastern District of Michigan against Mayor, Mike Duggan of the City of Detroit and U.S. Housing Urban Development in regard to the CDBG – Home Repair Program funds being a LOAN/MORTGAGE Program. Because I don’t have the $400.00 to officially file the Complaint, I requested an individual fee waiver.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan congratulate each other on bankruptcy approval.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan congratulate each other on bankruptcy approval.

I wanted to add to this Complaint “THE PEOPLE IN THE CITY OF DETROIT and THE VIRGINIA PARK COMMUNITY COALITION – DISTRICT 5”, because this is about those who need the CDBG Funds – Home Repair Program to help with the repairs to their home as a GRANT not as a LOAN/MORTGAGE. Tomorrow, Thursday, December 18, 2014, I will call Judge Terrence Berg of the Eastern District at 1-810-341-9760 and ask him to please grant the fee waiver and expedite our Complaint. Our court case number is 4:14-CV-14775. Let’s hope that Judge Berg is a fair judge.

LET ME SAY THAT MAYOR MIKE DUGGAN HAS DISREGARDED CONGRESS AND ALL OF IT’S LAWS AS THEY PERTAIN TO “LOW TO MODERATE” INCOME CITIZENS………WHAT ELECTED OFFICIAL IS GOING TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE?

Contact Joyce Moore at 1948moorej@comcast.net.


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