The Live Local program, launched in 2021 through the generous support of the Ballmer Group and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, is managed through SGGCDC. This program is designed to support new homeownership, encourage residential growth in the neighborhoods, and spur local investment. If you work in and around the local area you may be eligible for up to $10,000 to purchase a new home or renovate an existing home near work. To date we have assisted 8 homeowners for exterior home improvements and one first-time homeowner.
The Home Weatherization Program in partnership with Walker-Miller Energy Services has provided senior homeowners in Belmont, College Park, and Winship communities with home energy consultations, and comprehensive energy assessments. We have completed 30 homes which resulted in an estimated annual energy bill savings of $300 for each resident.
Neighborhood Enhancement Program
The Sinai-Grace Guild Community Development Corporation is a recipient of a grant awarded by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority through the Neighborhood Enhancement Program to support this work. The program makes exterior home improvement for safety, visibility, and efficiency from the street to the neighborhood. Within three rounds we have been able to fix broken porches, stairs, railings, windows, peeling paint, and damaged siding to over 27 homes.
My Neighborhood Connections
The Hannan Center, in partnership with SGGCDC, offers a no-cost membership-based timebank for those who need assistance with basic needs, transportation, and other social services to improve health outcomes.
Seniors Staying Connected
Sinai-Grace Guild Community Development Corporation is a recipient of a grant awarded by The Kresge Foundation. Seniors Staying Connected was done in partnership with the Hannan Center to help bridge the gap between seniors and their community using Google Nest Hub Max. Twenty-Four households received the Google Nest Hub Max along with the accessories. Additionally, seniors were required to participate in case management and programming.
In partnership with MSU Extension, our nutrition program was launched to provide education on relevant nutrition information for the community and increase access to healthier foods.
Eco-Works Training and Education
In partnership with Eco-Works, SGGCDC launched a program to provide home efficiency information and kits to residents within Northwest Detroit.