Our Work in Detroit

Technical Assistance & Capacity Building

Through Enterprise Advisors and our Chicago office, Enterprise is building capacity in Detroit by working with city staff through U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved work plans. Through Section 4 grants, we support local community development organizations advance greener and more sustainable development practices for single family and multifamily housing projects.

  • Eastern Market Corporation
    Eastern Market Corporation supplies the area with fresh food and attracts over 2 million visitors to downtown Detroit each year. They are planning a mixed-use residential project at one of the existing market SHEDs. The project would bring needed rental homes to the Eastern Market community, building on the city investments.
  • Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation
    Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, a neighborhood organization seeking to revitalize Northwest Detroit, is organizing a range of community improvement programs designed to reverse the negative trends in the area.
  • Midtown Detroit, Inc.
    Midtown Detroit, Inc. is a nonprofit planning and economic development agency that works to encourage new business, housing and preservation of the history of the neighborhood north of downtown. It is working on an Eco-Village real estate project, supporting the city’s sustainability goals.
  • The Villages Community Development Corporation
    The Villages CDC is supporting economic development in the Villages of Detroit, a collection of neighborhoods located on Detroit’s near eastside, including West Village, Indian Village, the Joseph Berry Subdivision, East Village, Islandview Village and the Gold Coast. Through business attraction, community advocacy and organizing, and urban design and planning, the Villages CDC strengthens and preserves the social and economic fabric of communities.

The Enterprise Rose Fellowship in Detroit

Through the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship, emerging architects work closely with housing development organizations on sustainable design projects. Detroit has hosted two fellows:

  • From 2012 to 2014, Ceara O’Leary worked with the Detroit Collaborative Design Center to transform community spaces through quality design and eco-district planning.
  • Joshua Budiongan currently works with Jefferson East, Inc. and The Villages CDC to focus on commercial revitalization and affordable housing using best practices in urban design, green building and creative community engagement.

Financing Redevelopment

Through the Enterprise Community Loan Fund, we support local partners’ redevelopment efforts, such as the Strathmore Hotel.

With the expansion of Bellwether Enterprise into the Detroit area, we will be able to bring additional resources to finance multifamily real estate development and create more affordable housing.

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