MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- City leaders in Muskegon are launching three new programs they believe will attract new residents to their community.
Two programs clean up neighborhoods, and the other offers money to home buyers.
That new home-buyer assistance grant offers up to $5,000 toward a down payment on any house in the city, says Community and Neighborhood Services Director Oneata Bailey.
"We are hopeful this will be enough to say, 'Instead of going here, let's check some homes in the city of Muskegon,'" Bailey said. "So we hope this will be that incentive that will push them towards our city instead of another community."
There are some income qualifications. A single person can make up to $30,000.
The sale of city-owned houses will also help grow the pot of money the city can use to help close other sales.