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The Detroit Neighborhood Initiative is making mortgages more affordable in Detroit

The Detroit Neighborhood Initiative is a new mortgage program for homebuyers who may not qualify for traditional mortgages. The partnership between NACA, Bank of America and the City of Detroit features mortgages that have low fixed rates without a down payment. Interested homebuyers should attend the Homebuyer’s Workshop to get details on the terms, a requirement for anyone who wants to take advantage of this program. The workshop will be held at Pure Word Missionary Baptist Church located at 20011 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI 48219, on Saturday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, go to For more information about the Detroit Neighborhood Initiative, visit or call NACA at (425) 602-6222.

Preservation plans for the Brewster Wheeler Rec center

The recreation center was set for demolition just months ago but redevelopment plans were announced on Tuesday for the historic Brewster Wheeler Recreation Center to preserve its rich history by honoring Joe Louis and Leon Wheeler. The redevelopment includes plans for a restaurant, new housing, new space for the Detroit Chess Club, and a new headquarters for Detroit Slow Roll. The new space will pay homage to Joe Louis’ legacy by preserving the iconic mural inside the building where he regularly trained.

Detroit is hiring more bus drivers

DDOT is committed to improving the City’s transit services and plans to hire more than 100 bus drivers. Beginning this month, the City will provide training for commercial driver’s licenses for people interested in starting a career with DDOT. For the full list of qualifications and to apply, visit

What's Coming Up

Mayor Duggan will be holding a district community meeting on Thursday, April 23 at Straight Gate International Church located on 10100 Grand River Ave at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Linda Vinyard at (313) 224-3876.

The Detroit Police Department has partnered with AmeriCorps to hold the Southwest Detroit Community Spring Clean-Up and Board-Up on Saturday, April 18 at 6021 McMillan, Detroit, MI 48209. Volunteer check-in begins at 8 a.m. For more information and to pre-register, visit

For other events like these in the City of Detroit, please visit the new Calendar and Events page of our Web site at