Collaboration

Villages Collaborative Partners

Jefferson East, Inc. (formerly Jefferson East Business Association)
JEI and the Villages complement each organization well. We collaborate on many initiatives, and each strive for stabilizing neighborhoods, coordinate economic development, and support small businesses throughout the Villages and the east side Jefferson Avenue corridor.

Church of the Messiah Housing Corporation
As a leader in non-profit housing in Detroit, the Messiah Housing Corporation has stabilized East Grand Boulevard area and continues to offer low income housing options to qualified residents. The Villages and Messiah have collaborated for many years through the Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative and seek to improve conditions of the neighborhood through blight remediation, safety efforts, and housing rehabilitation projects.

Genesis HOPE Community Development Corporation
The Villages and Genesis HOPE CDC have collaborated through the Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative and seek to improve conditions of the neighborhood through blight remediation, safety efforts, and food resources. Genesis HOPE has launched their Islandview Farmers Market in the Villages to offer healthy food options to area residents.

MACC Development
With common interests in economic development for the area, the Villages and MACC Development collaborate on clean and safe initiatives, and commercial development along the Mack Avenue corridor to help small businesses, and foster community growth and awareness in the area.

Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP)
The Villages is a stakeholder in the continued effort to balance blight remediation and vacant land sustainable measures with the LEAP team of area residents and lead organizations. We strive for

Associations and Block Clubs
Indian Village Association, West Village Association, Mt. Elliot Business & Community Association, Riverview Neighborhood Association, Berry Subdivision Association and many other organizations – The Villages support for area organizations range from promotions of their events and activities, coordinating clean-ups and safety initiatives, to coordinating art in the neighborhoods from the Detroit Institute of Art – Inside Out Program. We want the area organizations to be sustainable groups of dedicated residents and businesses to maintain Detroit the way they want their area maintained.