Housing and public amenity improvements coming to Detroit’s Regent Park neighborhood

Housing and public amenity improvements coming to Detroit’s Regent Park neighborhood

LifeBUILDERS, a nonprofit organization working to reclaim, empower and build in Detroit’s Regent Park neighborhood, has been awarded a $50,000 Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) grant for high-impact projects geared toward stabilizing and improving the area. LifeBUILDERS will use the funds this summer to focus on a variety of improvements to owner occupied homes and the […]

Grand opening of $7.2 million apartment complex welcomes disadvantaged Detroiters to Midtown

Grand opening of $7.2 million apartment complex welcomes disadvantaged Detroiters to Midtown

Detroiters facing personal challenges that impact their housing needs have a new stake in their community. Central City Integrated Health (CCIH) today announced the grand opening of a renovated, historic building with 26 one-bedroom units welcoming residents who’ve faced homelessness, mental illness and other issues. The Saint Rita Apartments is a $7.2 million investment resulting […]

Bedrock and partners make deal to keep 236 Midtown homes affordable

Bedrock and partners make deal to keep 236 Midtown homes affordable

Detroiters looking to stay rooted in market-driven Midtown just found 236 affordable options. The City of Detroit has announced that income-eligible tenants of the 18-story, 236-unit Cathedral Tower apartments can remain in their homes, due to a joint venture between MRK Partners and local developer Fortus Partners, who plan to preserve the building as affordable for […]

Development leaders discuss protecting, investing in Detroit

Development leaders discuss protecting, investing in Detroit

More Detroiters are sharing the city’s wealth. A devoted core of civic leaders, residents and community-minded professional developers are bringing investment to areas in need of the same nurturing other parts of the city – namely downtown and Midtown – have received. Plans are underway to stabilize core neighborhoods that are already densely populated and […]

Homeowner Help: State helps stabilize neighborhoods

Homeowner Help: State helps stabilize neighborhoods

Three years ago, Kinyemi Sims found some free money to help her catch up on her property taxes. She was nearly $12,000 behind and was afraid she wouldn’t be able to prevent a foreclosure on her property. She found the help she needed through Step Forward Michigan, a federally-funded interest and payment-free, forgivable loan program […]

MSHDA seeks proposals from non-profits to enhance neighborhoods

MSHDA seeks proposals from non-profits to enhance neighborhoods

Ann Byrne and other members the Springwells/Woodmere Block Club spent ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Day last year cleaning up one of the entrances to their neighborhood. “It doesn’t reflect how we keep our homes. That’s one of the reasons we are out here,” she said during a joint interview with WWJ Newsradio and TheHUB. The block […]