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Leaders to ReBuild Detroit

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Leaders to ReBuild Detroit

“Leaders to ReBuild Detroit” is a $25 million initiative to engage Detroit’s corporate leaders in revitalizing the city. The initiative was launched with a $1 million personal cornerstone gift from General Motors Chairman and CEO Daniel Akerson.

“Leaders to ReBuild Detroit” will focus on the Morningside Commons neighborhood, serving at least 500 families through house construction, rehabilitation, critical repairs, and energy-efficiency upgrades and weatherization projects. Additionally, these families will participate in financial literacy training, homeownership workshops and community security initiatives provided by partnering organizations. The initiative is part of Habitat’s statewide $225 million ReBuild Michigan campaign to address affordable housing needs in more than 70 Michigan counties.

“Habitat’s mission is to create affordable housing, but the broader strategy behind ‘Leaders to ReBuild Detroit’ is to integrate affordable housing work with community development and improvement, providing a holistic approach to problems caused by financial insecurity, foreclosures and unemployment,” said Vincent Tilford, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Detroit. “This initiative will nearly triple the impact Habitat Detroit has had in the city to-date and leverage resources to rebuild Detroit communities.”

“Leaders to ReBuild Detroit” is a collaboration among Habitat for Humanity Detroit, Habitat for Humanity Michigan and partnering organizations including the City of Detroit, Detroit Public Schools, Michigan State Housing Development Agency, Wayne County, the Detroit Land Bank Authority and Detroit Local Initiative Support Corporation.


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