The City of Battle Creek is rolling out a “rental rehab” program to help improve housing options within the area.

The goal of the program will be to rehabilitate neighborhoods, increase housing density, and increase mixed-use neighborhoods incorporating shopping and other community features.

A total of $175,000 will be available for the 2016-2017 program, from Community Development Block Grant funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The city is accepting pre-applications until September 15; for more info on the program go to The City of Battle Creek's website.