Opportunity Neighborhoods

Strengthening Detroit’s Local Roots  

Opportunity Neighborhoods

Strengthening Detroit’s Local Roots  

Southeast Michigan prospers when Detroit’s neighborhoods are strong. We help small businesses flourish and residents connect to one another Global Detroit’s Opportunity Neighborhoods program strengthens Detroit by connecting residents and business owners in immigrant neighborhoods with homeownership and home repair programs, foreclosure prevention, small business support, community engagement opportunities and other resources they need to put down roots and thrive

The Neighborhoods

Our Opportunity Neighborhoods work is currently focused in Southwest Detroit, Banglatown, East Davison Village and Hamtramck. In each of these neighborhoods, we work with immigrant families and their neighbors to foster access to resources and sustained prosperity for everyone.

Our Impact

  • Since 2014, Global Detroit has helped Detroit residents navigate the Detroit Land Bank and Wayne County auction processes and purchase more than 50 homes, enabling them to build capital and make lasting investments in their neighborhoods.
  • In 2018, we provided 443 homeowners with foreclosure prevention information with 308 keeping their homes.
  • In 2018, we connected 70 homeowners with energy-saving updates to their homes in partnership with DTE.
  • We helped nearly 150 business owners in Southwest Detroit, Banglatown, East Davison Village and Hamtramck apply for NEIdeas. Six of these businesses—23% of the total—were winners, bringing $60,000 in new funding into these neighborhoods.
  • Since 2014, Global Detroit has helped Detroit residents navigate the Detroit Land Bank and Wayne County auction processes and purchase more than 50 homes, enabling them to build capital and make lasting investments in their neighborhoods.
  • In 2018, we provided 443 homeowners with foreclosure prevention information with 308 keeping their homes.
  • In 2018, we connected 70 homeowners with energy-saving updates to their homes in partnership with DTE.
  • We helped nearly 150 business owners in Southwest Detroit, Banglatown, East Davison Village and Hamtramck apply for NEIdeas. Six of these businesses—23% of the total—were winners, bringing $60,000 in new funding into these neighborhoods.