Current CDBG Programs
For Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023), the City of East Lansing has funded seven organizations and programs using CDBG dollars that are available to income-eligible members of the public. Additionally, the City has 1 active CDBG-CV program funded using Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars.
The table below outlines the income eligibility requirements for East Lansing residents in FY 2023.
|Number Per Household||Low-Moderate Income (80% of Median Income)|
Down Payment Assistance Program
This program is administered by Capital Area Housing Partnership for low- to moderate-income East Lansing residents. Between $1,000 and $30,000 in financial assistance is available to purchase a home in select neighborhoods of East Lansing that can be used for:
- Down payment as required by the first mortgage lender
- A reduction to the first mortgage as needed for loan qualification
- Qualified closing costs
An additional $1,000 to $5,000 is available for the following rehabilitation costs:
- Repairs needed to address code violations (mandatory)
- Repairs to improve energy efficiency
- Repair/Replacement of inoperable and/or obsolete home systems
- Reduction of lead paint hazards (mandatory)
This program is being administered in whole or in part by the Community Development Division's partner: Capital Area Housing Partnership (CAHP). CAHP is a non-profit agency that provides residents with home buyer assistance programs and homeowner rehabilitation services.
Applicants will work directly with non-profit housing agency CAHP to apply for and receive the funds. Application materials and program guidelines can be found here. Residents with questions can contact the CAHP office at (517) 332-4663 or email@example.com for more information.
Home Rehabilitation Program
This program is administered by Capital Area Housing Partnership for low- to moderate-income East Lansing residents. Between $1,000-$24,999 in financial assistance is available to eligible City of East Lansing homeowners for necessary repairs to their home. Assistance to qualified homeowners includes help determining necessary repairs, selecting a contractor at a fair price, and ensuring repairs are completed.
Types of repairs may include, but not limited to:
- Repairs or upgrades to improve energy efficiency
- Replacement of aging major mechanical systems
- Exterior repairs like new siding, windows and porch stairs
- Repairs that improve the health and safety of occupants
- Modifications to make the home more accessible for seniors and people with disabilities
- Treatment of lead-based or asbestos hazards
- Repairs needed to rectify code violations
Types of repairs that cannot be made include, but are not limited to:
- Purchase of new appliances
- New construction
- Luxury improvements
This program is being administered in whole or in part by the Community Development Division's partner: Capital Area Housing Partnership (CAHP). Applicants will work directly with CAHP to apply for and receive the funds. Application materials and program guidelines can be found here. Residents with questions can contact the CAHP office at (517) 332-4663 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
COVID-19 Emergency Rental, Mortgage, & Utilities Assistance Program
This program is administered by Capital Area Housing Partnership for low- to moderate-income East Lansing residents who have experienced hardships as a direct result of COVID-19. Applicants can receive up to $7,000 in total grant assistance for rent or mortgage arrearages over a period of up to six consecutive months max and up to $3,000 or six months of past due utility assistance. The program is being administered by Capital Area Housing Partnership (CAHP).
Interested applicants must contact CAHP at (517) 332-4663, via email at email@example.com or online at www.capitalareahousing.org.
Youth Scholarship Program
The City of East Lansing administers the Youth Scholarship Program to financially assist youth from low- to moderate-income families wishing to participate in activities offered by the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts. For more information, please visit https://www.cityofeastlansing.com/DocumentCenter/View/11778/Youth-Scholarship-Form-PDF.
Public Services Administered by Nonprofits
Please note that although all programs described below are specifically funded because of their benefit to low- to moderate-income East Lansing residents; not all of them have specific income requirements for usage. Please contact the organizations themselves for more information.
The following organizations are also receiving CDBG funding in Fiscal Year 2023.
End Violent Encounters
MSU Safe Place
Tri-County Office on Aging’s Meals on Wheels Program