Housing and Neighborhoods
Planning & Community Development strives to offer services that make our community a better place to live. The City has created an Incentive Program to assist current or prospective homeowners to stay living within the City limits. The documents below also provide landlords/tenants with the tools needed to maintain a safe rental environment.
- New Resident Information (PDF)
- Rental Property Owner Information (PDF)
- Landlord/Tenant Information
Neighborhood Action Group
The Neighborhood Action Group is responsible for strengthening the quality and unity of neighborhoods in the city.
As one staff member put it, "A neighborhood is like a living organism and because of that, it takes effort to have healthy neighborhoods, to deal with their unique problems, and to meet the needs of each and every household. It boils down to neighbors getting to know their neighbors and working together to improve the overall conditions of the neighborhood. We want residents to know we are here to help. We want to give residents a feeling of belonging to a community – a sense of place – by improving the quality of life in their neighborhood."
The Neighborhood Action Group can help by:
- Offering programs that build leadership skills
- Suggesting activities to foster relationships between neighbors
- Suggesting activities to improve the aesthetics of the neighborhood
- Helping find solutions to specific problems within a neighborhood
Thanks to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, the City requested and received a grant to offer mini grants to fund programs, projects or improvements within neighborhoods. Since the grant was received in 1999, over 42 mini grants have been awarded to various neighborhood groups for projects such as picnics and ice cream socials, Neighborhood Watch programs, landscape beautification, cleanup, and leadership training.
Click here for the application form.