Innovative Project Targets Grandmont Rosedale for Home Renovation

GRDC is teaming up with Develop Detroit to implement an innovative new approach to renovating homes in Grandmont Rosedale. The program will utilize New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to help finance the cost of renovations. The NMTC program has been used to finance commercial and mixed-use projects in Detroit, but its use for home renovations…

A Pop Up Pairing at the Grand River WorkPlace

Nicole Bien-Aime and Chanel Coleman met while they were taking ProsperUs training at the Grand River WorkPlace. Nicole had been selling women’s clothing out of an office building ill-suited to her needs. Chanel’s custom shoes and accessories business had been an online only endeavor and she was looking to expand. During their training the women…

GRDC’s Community Security Program, a Resident-Driven Initiative to Prevent Crime

An informed, involved community is a safe, strong community, and it is GRDC’s Community Security Program’s goal to inform and involve as many residents of Grandmont Rosedale as possible in keeping Grandmont Rosedale a great place to live. One of the main concerns for any community is safety. The most effective strategy for addressing any…

Cassie Richard and Sabrina Bergman, a Change in Community Security Staff at GRDC

Cassie Richard’s term as GRDC’s Community Security Coordinator and Americorps VISTA ended in August. Her time at GRDC was filled with getting to know the Grandmont Rosedale community, and helping to create a safer Grandmont Rosedale through organizing Neighborhood Safety Meetings, special community safety workshops, and meeting regularly with the Crime Prevention Task Force. Upon…

Meet Martha Potere, GRDC’s Economic Development Program Manager

In keeping with GRDC’s mission to “preserve and improve the Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhoods,” we welcome Martha Potere, GRDC’s Economic Development Program Manager. Martha’s task will be to revitalize the commercial corridors in Grandmont Rosedale. Having a stable and healthy business community is essential to stabilizing the residential community. Martha is a participating fellow in the…

Longtime Grandmont Rosedale Homeowners Benefit from GRDC’s Home Repair Program

William and Michelle Evans have lived in their beautiful brick home in Grandmont Rosedale since 1988. Like any home, though, time and weather had taken its toll. William learned about GRDC’s Home Repair Program at the annual Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhood Open House. Designed for qualified homeowners in certain targeted areas of Grandmont Rosedale, GRDC’s Home…

Larissa Carr, Grand River WorkPlace Manager

Larissa Carr, GRDC’s Grand River WorkPlace Manager, was recently recognized by University of Detroit Mercy (UDM), as a W.K. Kellogg Master of Community Development Fellow and Spotlight feature. As the Spotlight indicates, Larissa is “leading the economic development initiatives and programs to help the Grand River corridor thrive.” Larissa is indeed busy scheduling programming helpful…