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Tiny homes, rented to Detroiters making less than $15,000 a year, continue to sprout [email protected] Wed, 09/04/2019 - 08:50

Tiny homes are proving to be a big step toward homeownership for many low-income Detroit residents. 

In 2016, Cass Community Social Services decided to tackle the shortage of affordable housing by purchasing 25 parcels of land from the City of Detroit to create homes ranging from 250 to 400 square feet. Each home is uniquely designed with different colors and design elements. 

New Detroit-based nonprofit wants to help women, people of color navigate pitfalls of entrepreneurship [email protected] Mon, 08/12/2019 - 11:41

Starting a business can be very a scary venture. Where do you start? What do you need? How much is it going to cost and where will it come from? 

Grand Innovation helps aspiring and seasoned business owners answer those questions. Powered by Lifeline Business Consulting LLC., Grand Innovation is a 501c3 organization focused on breaking down barriers that have historically kept minorities and women from starting and maintaining successful businesses. 

#DetroitLove: An 8-track debate at Central High led to three decades of marriage [email protected] Thu, 02/14/2019 - 09:25

For Valentine’s Day, The Neighborhoods will be sharing short and sweet love stories from Detroit couples who met in Detroit. Join in on the love using our

Russell Woods-area residents invited to discuss neighborhood improvement plans at community meeting [email protected] Mon, 06/25/2018 - 15:33

A community meeting will be held for residents in and around the Russell Woods and Nardin Park areas to  recommendations from the City of Detroit’s Planning Department on Strategic Neighborhood Fund-related improvements to the area on Thursday night.

After a series of community meetings, the Planning Department will unveil its plans based comments and other feedback from residents over the next year, culminating in a final meeting tentatively scheduled in January 2019.

How two couples are helping to build community in a coffee shop in Dexter-Linwood [email protected] Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:37

On a street dotted with empty lots and few businesses, the last thing any Detroiter familiar with the Dexter-Linwood neighborhood would expect to see is a newly opened coffee shop. But Eleos (pronounced el-ee-OSS) Coffee at Dexter and Elmhurst is here, still holding steady after opening on this commercial corridor a year ago.

Can development come to Dexter Avenue? One man hopes so. [email protected] Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:11

Every once in awhile, I think about the corned beef sandwiches from Dexter Esquire. The old sandwich shop that used to be on Dexter Avenue in Russell Woods, next to the Arbor Drugs that eventually became a CVS, is no more. 

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