December 9, 2023


Swing Your Home

$4M in home improvement grants available for Delray community

Detroit — Another home improvement program launched Wednesday for property owners in the Delray community as an additional component of the Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan.

The home improvement plan offers eligible property owners within southwest Detroit up to $20,000 in select home repairs.

Applications are now open for the $4 million Canadian program and repairs are anticipated to begin this spring.

Continuing construction on the Gordie Howe International Bridge, north of W. Jefferson with the Ambassador Bridge in the background, in Detroit, Michigan on Nov. 20, 2020.

The program intends to target residential properties adjacent to the U.S. port of entry and depending on the specific property needs, the program offers:

  • Roof repair and/or roof replacement
  • Window and/or door replacement
  • Roof insulation installation and/or wall insulation installation
  • Repair or replacement of heating, ventilation and air conditioning units.

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation Detroit, a community development intermediary, was chosen to administer the program, which will run until 2024 or until funds are exhausted, officials said.