Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA)

The commission consists of nine members with four-year terms appointed by the Mayor, subject to City Council approval. The function of the authority is to prevent urban deterioration and encourage economic development and activity and to encourage neighborhood revitalization and historic preservation; to provide for the establishment of Tax Increment Finance authorities and to prescribe their powers and duties; to authorize the acquisition and disposal of interests in real and personal property; to provide for the creation and implementation of development plans; to provide for the creation of a board to govern an authority and to prescribe its powers and duties; to permit the issuance of bonds and other evidences of indebtedness by an authority; and to permit the use of tax increment financing.

The City of Warren established the Warren TIFA in 1986 under the State of Michigan Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) Act of 1980. TIFA generally covers the portion of Warren along Van Dyke Avenue, from Eight Mile Road north to Stephens Road. A Board of Directors administers TIFA and holds public meetings on the second Thursday of each month in the Township Room on the 2nd floor of City Hall.

If you own a business in the TIFA District, and would like to apply for a property improvement grant, you can send a ‘Letter of Interest’ to in lieu of the TIFA application that is currently under revision (as of June 26, 2015). Email your letter to or For more information on the Warren TIFA, please contact (586) 574-4676.

Tax Increment Finance Authority Board Members:
Lucky Hage
Hilary Kutella
Shant Shirinian
Roy Gruenburg
Susan McHugh-Cilia
Mark Taylor
Maher Waad
Hassen Charara
Joseph Tringale
Staff Advisors: Tom Bommarito, Director; Ron Wuerth

All meetings will be held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Warren City Hall, 2nd Floor, Township Conference Room, Warren, Michigan, unless otherwise indicated.
TIFA Meeting Schedule for 2019

To view an interactive TIFA Boundary Map, click here.
To view a static TIFA Boundary Map, click here.
To view the DDA Expansion District Map, click here.

To view the TIFA Plan, click here.