Groundbreaking Ceremony for Mack-Ashland Phase II
President & CEO Sherry McRill of Northeast Guidance Center and President & CEO John Van Camp of Southwest Solutions hosted a groundbreaking ceremony with board members, stakeholders and neighborhood residents on June 16th for Mack-Ashland Phase II that will add twenty-eight low-income, affordable townhomes on Detroit’s eastside. This project is building a community one family at a time.
The Mack-Ashland community began with the construction of 39 supportive housing apartments at 14711 Mack Avenue in 2013 which remain 100% occupied. The first building to be constructed for Phase II will be a Community Center for all residents. Phase III plans and application for 32 additional townhomes have been submitted to MSHDA.
Supporters & Partners: Bank of America Foundation, Councilmember Scott Benson, Cinnaire Title Services, City of Detroit, Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan, Detroit Chief of Police James E. Craig, Detroit Land Bank Authority, Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, Raymond J. Donnelly & Associates, Mayor Mike Duggan, Dykema Gossett, Enterprise Community Partners, Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Humble Design, The Huttenlocher Group, Jefferson East, Inc., JPMorgan Chase Bank, KaBOOM! & Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Wayne County Commissioner Timothy Killeen, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, National Development Council, Northeast Guidance Center Board of Directors, PM Environmental, Southwest Solutions Board of Directors, Councilmember Andre Spivey, TDG Architects, U-SNAP-BAC and West Construction Services
MACK-ASHLAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Mack-Ashland II Limited Dividend Housing Association Limited Partnership (LDHA LP) owns all properties in the Mack-Ashland Supportive Housing Community include Phase I (39 apartments), Phase II (28 townhomes to be available in 2017) and Phase III (32 future townhomes). Southwest Housing Solutions is the general partner on the real estate development. Northeast Guidance Center is the lead agency providing innovative, community-based services that promote total wellness with an emphasis on behavioral health not only for children, but also for adults and families. Humble Design, a non-profit that designs humble, happy homes using donations of furniture and home furnishings, fully furnished the apartments in 2013 and will partner to furnish supportive housing units in Phases II and III. A community center for all residents in the neighborhood, along with a playground and garden, is under construction.
Mack-Ashland is an Enterprise Green Community and its construction meets specific criteria to provide significant health, economic and environmental benefits to low-income families. All the appliances in the units and the laundry room are energy-efficient and ADA compliant.
Mack-Ashland residents take advantage of the Mack-Alter Square community shopping center across the street. There is easy access to grocery and retail stores, banks, medical services, bus lines, and much more. At the same time, 6,000 square footage of commercial space inside on the ground floor of the apartment complex further integrates the building.
For Northeast Guidance Center’s Supportive Housing staff, call 313-308-1400 x 461.
SAVE THE DATE: We’re building a community playground on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Do you have time to volunteer? The community project is a partnership between NEGC and Southwest Solutions and is made possible with funding from KaBOOM! Dr Pepper Snapple Group and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. RSVP to email@example.com or 313.308.1416 to help!
Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program
Southwest Solutions has established a Homeless Veterans* Reintegration Program. Are you or is someone you know a Homeless Veteran seeking Employment? Veterans please contact Claudia Edmonson, HVRP Case Manager firstname.lastname@example.org, 313-297-0076 | Cynthia Hunter, HVRP Case Manager email@example.com 313-297-0089 | Piquette Office, 313-874-7014 x340. *Veterans are considered homeless if they lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including if they are couch-surfing, living in transitional housing or SSVF-subsidized housing. Veterans must have 24 hours of active duty and have an Honorable or General discharge. ASSISTANCE FOR SENIORS IN NEED OF HOME REPAIRS The Metro In-Home Solutions – 2016 Accessibility Modifications Program (AMP) is a new home repair assistance program for: – household where all members are age 62 or older; – household where all members are age 62 or older; or age 17 or younger where the household member age 62 or older is the guardian of the younger household members; or – household with a member any age with a permanent disability and currently receiving permanent disability benefits. The 2016 accessibility Modification Program (AMP) is a grant program that assists homeowners who are in need of minor home repairs. The grant program provides home repairs up to $15,000 to low- or moderate-income owner occupied homeowners in Metro Detroit.
While the wish would be to approve each request received, grant funds are limited and are only available on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are depleted. Upon receipt of a complete application, homeowners will be contacted regarding status within 30 business days. If you are interested in an application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter “2016 AMP application” in the subject line.
U-SNAP-BAC provides a host of services. Our commitment to the community includes programming in the area of homebuyer classes, home repair, home ownership training, gut rehabilitation of vacant properties, new home development, affordable rentals, infrastructure improvements, and demolition of unsafe structures. The U-SNAP-BAC community is located on the east side of Detroit. Our area of redevelopment focuses on neighborhood improvements within the boundaries our member organization. The boundaries are Morang on the east, Van Dyke on the west, Seven Mile to the north, and Charlevoix to the south.
The U-SNAP-BAC Program manages the Neighborhood Impact Program (NIP) that assists existing homeowners with incomes at or below 80% of area median income in rehabilitating their homes. U-SNAP-BAC provides support for rehabilitation of owner occupied homes in our service area. Residents can apply for grants for health and safety repairs to their homes. Funds are limited and available in the fall of the year. For more information, contact our offices at 313-640-1100.
U-SNAP-BAC helps homeowners in jeopardy of losing their homes to foreclosure. We have certified counselors available to assist you, it’s not too late! We help homeowners via face-to-face counseling in order to set up a workout plan to prevent foreclosure before it happens. For upcoming workshops contact us at 313.640.1100. www.usnapbac.org
HEALTHY HOMES BASICS
The Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) enforces lead-based paint regulations, provides public outreach and technical assistance and conducts technical studies to help protect children and their families from health and safety hazards in the home.