Community and Neighborhood Services (CNS) administers various grants from federal, state, local, and private agencies. This department serves the community by providing home repair, development of new homes, façade improvements, rental rehabilitation, lead abatement, and homebuyer assistance.
CNS currently receives funding for our programs from:
- US Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- DTE Energy
Public boards, commissions, and councils associated with the CNS Department include the Citizens District Council, the Muskegon Housing Commission, and Muskegon County Homeless Continuum of Care Network.
Community and Neighborhood Services welcomes citizen participation and extends the invitation for all to join our monthly Citizen District Council meetings. These meetings are designed specifically to give citizens the opportunity to learn what the City has to offer residents, ask questions, advise staff for program development, and communicate with neighbors about the opportunities available. One of our proudest achievements is community collaboration and partnerships to ensure that our community benefits from these resources.
We are here to help!
Please contact us with questions about homebuyers’ assistance, residential façades, housing repair, rental rehabilitation, homelessness, energy needs, homes for sale, and lead abatement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our programs are meant to repair the critical systems/infrastructure of your home, such as roofs, foundations, furnaces, water heaters, plumbing/sewer systems, electrical systems, and broken or missing windows. We can also assist with the installation of vinyl siding for homes that don’t currently have it.
We currently don’t offer whole-house window replacement, remodeling, aesthetic alterations, painting, or services to detached garages.
Yes. All CNS programs serve households at or below 80% of Area Median Income as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
All of our programs have waitlists, and services are provided on a first-come first-served basis.
Complete the application for the program, but be sure to attach all of the documents required. We cannot accept incomplete applications. Applications and supporting documents can be submitted via fax or mail, in person, and by email.
This includes all of the proof of income that your household receives. Examples include Social Security award letters, paystubs, pension statements, and benefit verification letters. Bank statements are requested in addition to income documentation and cannot substitute award letters or paystubs.
For Priority Home Repair, homeowners can request repairs every six years, and services cannot be repeated. All other programs only provide one service.