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Share your ideas for Flint neighborhood improvements

OVERALL RATING

Nine hundred residents shared their views through telephone and online opinion surveys conducted in the first half of 2019. Key findings are summarized, including ratings for different aspects of life in Flint. Ratings are based on a scale of one to five, in which five means “very positive” and one means “very negative.” For more information about how the ratings were calculated, see Methodology.

THINGS TO CELEBRATE/
THINGS TO IMPROVE

This section highlights survey results regarding what’s working and what needs improvement. If a section of Focus on Flint does not include information about Things to Celebrate or Things to Improve, it’s because the survey didn’t yield responses to fit the categories.

ALSO HEARD

In addition to results of the opinion survey, Focus on Flint shares information that local nonprofit organizations and agencies have reported hearing from the residents they serve.

SUPPORT FROM MOTT

Support for the organizations and programs presented in bold text includes funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, which produced this report. To learn more, visit the Foundation’s website, Mott.org.

FACTS & FIGURES

Each section includes data and statistics that illuminate strengths of the Flint community and highlight challenges. These facts were collected through opinion surveys of Flint residents; from city, state and federal agencies; and from local nonprofit organizations. The Flint surveys were conducted in the first half of 2019. Unless otherwise noted, all remaining data are from 2018.

DID YOU KNOW?

This section highlights organizations and programs working to address issues in the Flint community and provides information about how to connect with them.

THE ISSUE AND THE RESPONSE

Focus on Flint explores nine important issues facing the local community: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Quality of Life, Standard of Living and Water. This section describes why each issue is critical to the community and summarizes work underway.

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Flint residents, business owners and community members have shared their top priorities for making Flint a better place to live, learn, work and play. Mott Foundation staff met with more than 400 residents and business owners during community conversations and heard that a focus on neighborhood blight was the top priority. If you were unable to attend the Nov. 9 forum, you can view the presentation here and review what we learned throughout the community conversations.

 

We are now asking community members to share their ideas to address neighborhood improvements, safety and blight, including topics of demolition, housing improvements, beautification/neighborhood clean-ups, and streetlight and sidewalk repairs. We will be accepting feedback through the end of November.

 

When submitting your ideas, think about

  • Who would lead this effort?
  • What other people, organizations, or funders might want to get involved?
  • What are the specific areas for this project? (city-wide, certain neighborhoods or wards, etc.)

Los residentes de Flint, dueños de negocios y los miembros de la comunidad han compartido sus prioridades principales para hacer Flint un mejor lugar para vivir, aprender, trabajar y jugar. El personal de Mott Foundation se reunió con más de 400 residentes y dueños de negocios durante las conversaciones comunitarias y escuchó que la prioridad principal era centrarse en el deterioro del vecindario. Si no pudiste asistir al foro el 9 de noviembre, puede ver la presentación aquí y revisar lo que aprendimos en las conversaciones de la comunidad.

 

Ahora estamos pidiendo a los miembros de la comunidad que compartan sus ideas para abordar las mejoras del vecindario, la seguridad y el deterioro, incluidos los temas de demolición, mejoramiento de viviendas, embellecimiento / limpieza de vecindarios y reparaciones de alumbrado público y aceras.  Aceptaremos comentarios hasta finales de noviembre.

 

Cuando envíes sus ideas, piense en

  • ¿Quién lideraría este esfuerzo?
  • ¿Qué otras personas, organizaciones o financiadores podrían querer involucrarse?
  • ¿Cuáles son las áreas específicas para este proyecto? (en toda la ciudad, ciertos vecindarios o distrito electoral, etc.)
 
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