City leaders in South Bend have passed a plan to use American Rescue Plan money to revitalize many troubled neighborhoods throughout the city.
Mayor James Mueller outlined the budget proposal outside a newly renovated home in one of those neighborhoods.
The plan calls for $25-million in federal rescue funding to repair, rebuild, and re-imagine housing in South Bend.
Critics of the plan say that not enough money is being pushed towards the city’s west-side — which is a predominantly black neighborhood.
The city is receiving nearly $59 million.
Groups including Black Lives Matter South Bend, and the Kennedy, LaSalle, and Lincoln-Bendix Neighborhood Associations are demanded at least $30 million housing, neighborhood planning and infrastructure.