City of Saginaw, Michigan

April 5, 2023 SAGINAW, MI—At the April 3 City Council meeting, Yolanda M. Bland, Director of the Office of Management and Budget/Community Services, provided an update on the Saginaw Home Rehabilitation Program. The City of Saginaw would like to share this information with city residents who may qualify for assistance through the program.

The ARPA Home Rehabilitation Program utilizes ARPA funds to provide home rehabilitation assistance on owner-occupied dwellings in the City of Saginaw. In September 2022, City Council approved $3.8 million in ARPA funding for this program, which will be rolled out in various phases to include improvements to furnaces, roofs, and windows to qualified applicants. Phase I-Furnaces was launched in December 2022. To date, the City of Saginaw has completed the installation of furnaces in over 48 homes and has begun the inspection and installation process on an additional 157 homes. We anticipate spending $1 million of the allocation on Phase 1-Furnaces.

The City will begin accepting applications for Phase II--Roofs from April 22 through April 29, 2023. To complete an application, City of Saginaw residents can attend one of our Open Application Events on Saturday, April 22 or Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, Room 205. Residents needing special accommodations can also schedule an appointment with city staff starting Monday, April 24 through April 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact 989-577-0184 or email

Criteria for the Saginaw Home Rehabilitation Program are as follows:
  • Must be a City of Saginaw resident
  • Must prove ownership of the dwelling for at least 1 year –this is accomplished by way of a copy of the deed and current utility bill.
  • Must fall below ARPA Household Income Limit –which is 300% of Low to Moderate Income (LMI) levels as established by the ARPA Act. –Documentation of income is required
  • Must be current on all property taxes and water fees or have a completed Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF) application number
  • Due to limited funds, selection will be based on lowest income and/or need

The program will be managed by the Office of Management and  Budget/Community Services—Community Development Block Grant Division,  along with Neighborhood Services and Inspections. Collectively, these departments operate the city’s Basic Needs Program. Yolanda M. Bland, Director of the Office of Management and Budget/Community Services, commented on the Home Rehabilitation program, “This is an awesome program that is helping a lot of people. When Phase I is complete, over 200 homes in the City of Saginaw will have received new furnaces. The Home Rehabilitation Team has a wide range of experience working with residents and administering basic needs assistance programs. We look forward to meeting with citizens and walking them through the application process for Phase II-Roofs. I encourage those City of Saginaw residents who may qualify to attend one of our application events or contact our office to schedule an appointment.

To view the Phase II-Home Rehabilitation Flyer, click here
To view the April 3 presentation on the Home Rehabilitation Program, click here
To schedule an appointment or for more information on the Home Rehabilitation Program, call 989-577-0184

For additional information on ARPA funding and allocation information, please visit the ARPA page on the City’s website at or follow the City of Saginaw on Facebook at