Affordable housing for Detroiters with disabilities set to be completed by July 2023

Duggan helps break ground on 14 apartments for low-income disabled Detroiters on east side (City of Detroit)

DETROIT – The city of Detroit and a development group broke ground on affordable housing units that will be built on Detroit’s east side.

Detroit and Nova Development Group have partnered to build 14 new housing units on Mack and Alter roads.

A press release states that these apartments are specifically geared toward low-income Detroiters with disabilities. To qualify to live in one of these units, applicants must have a disability that is supported by the Detroit Housing Commission supportive services guidelines.

“This project is an example of this administration’s commitment to building a Detroit for everyone,” states Mayor Mike Duggan. “It will not only provide an affordable and beautiful place to call home but also represents an investment in the far east side as we continue to build back our neighborhoods.”

The new units will be offering affordable rates at 50%-60% area median income. The release states that residents of the Mack Alter Homes will pay no more than 30% of their income.

The expected completion date for this project is July 2023.

There will be 12 two-bedroom and two one-bedroom apartments with the newest housing project.

The city has invested $2 million into the funding of this development which will replace the vacant land.

“We believe strongly in empowering people and creating opportunity for all Detroiters,” said Andrew Creamer of Nova Development Group of Detroit LLC. “The City has stuck with us, and we appreciate the investment the City has made in this project, both in terms of investment and in the persistent care, attention and follow through you might expect to be given to big projects. Nova is honored to be a Detroit developer and proud to be bringing quality affordable housing to residents.”

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