In brief

Flint schools raising money via online auction

FLINT — In continued efforts to generate revenue and effectively manage their budget, the City of Flint School District has privatized all their grounds work, and is no longer in need of items such as: bobcats and attachments, paving equipment, mowers, weed whackers, utility trailers, and backhoes. They will be liquidating these items via a one day online auction on Dec. 30 at

An excellent opportunity is presented to taxpayers here, by allowing them the opportunity to bid on items from the City of Flint School District in a public online bidding format! Some equipment up for bid will be: 2002 GMC C6500 Box Truck with Lift Gate, 1999 Dodge Ram 43,960 Miles, (2) 26’x95” Double Axel Utility Trailers, (3) 2001 Chevy short busses, (2) 2005 GMC C4500 Dump Trucks 8.1L, 2001 International 4900 Dump Truck with Plow, 1997 GMC Sweeper Truck, 1992 GMC Top Kick Man Lift Truck, Snow EX V-Maxx 8500 Salt Spreader, plus much more! COO, Scott Miedema, states “Flint Schools are offering well maintained assets to the general public all with no minimums and no reserves. It will be a great opportunity to buy excellent machinery and equipment while supporting the Flint Schools.”

The items will be offered to the public on a one day, online auction on Tuesday, December 30 via The high bidder will walk away with quality maintenance equipment at a fraction of the price! Don’t miss this auction. For more information, and to bid, visit — G.G.

HUD and VA team up to help 48 families

GENESEE COUNTY — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced an additional $266,383 in rental vouchers to local public housing agencies in Michigan to help 48 homeless Veterans find permanent supportive housing. These vouchers are provided through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program which combines rental assistance from HUD with case management and clinical services provided by VA.

Last October, the two agencies awarded $62 million in HUD-VASH vouchers to assist more than 9,000 homeless veterans. See the local impact of the housing assistance announced today.

Veterans participating in the HUDVASH program rent privately owned housing and generally contribute no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent. VA offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its medical centers across the U.S., Guam and Puerto Rico. — G.G.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *