Community Development Block Grant
The City of Romulus participates in the Wayne County - HUD - Community Development Block Grant program, as a sub-recipient. We are one of 34 communities currently receiving Federal funding through our County program. Every year the City applies for these federal funds for an important program or need for our Community. For example, a few years ago we received funding to buy a new fire truck to replace our aging stock, but we always apply for and receive public service funding to operate our Senior Chore program.
Senior Chore Services- CDBG
We have received $20,000 per year for the last several years, to be used for Senior Chore Services. These funds are available to low and moderate income qualifying seniors and physically challenged residents. This program provides lawn service and snow removal, as a supplemental service to our seniors, free of charge. If you would like to know more, please visit the Senior Services tab for information and an application. For more information you may also call the center at (734) 955-4120.
Housing Rehabilitation- CDBG
Another program that we have provided through CDBG funding over the years, has been housing rehabilitation. Income qualifying residents may apply to have their homes brought to up to safety codes, by applying for this program. It has been a no-interest deferred loan program with the City of Romulus for many years, meaning there is no interest on this loan and your house would be brought to minimum code standards and a lien would be placed on your property until the loan was repaid, or the home was sold or ownership transferred to another.
This program is no longer administered by the City of Romulus, but through Wayne County directly. The City of Romulus only provides information intake for the application, but the request is sent to Wayne County, to administer the program. Click here for an application and if you are interested in finding out more about this program, please call the Romulus Community Development Department at (734) 942-7545, or Darcel Brown, Wayne County Housing Rehabilitation, at (313) 224-5107 or Lucius Anthony, Wayne County Housing Rehabilitation, at (313) 224-5146.