Choice Neighborhoods

Choice Neighborhoods Initiative 


The City of Detroit has applied for a Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) grant to preserve housing affordability and construct new affordable housing throughout Historic and North Corktown. Detroit's application focuses on the redevelopment of Clement Kern Gardens, a publicly assisted property on Bagley Street between Trumbull Avenue and Rosa Parks Boulevard. With the redevelopment, Clement Kern Gardens will provide new affordable, rent-assisted units for its current residents, as well as an additional number of rental units that will be offered at varying rent levels. 

Spearheaded by the Housing & Revitalization and Planning & Development departments, the City submitted its Choice Neighborhoods application to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development on Dec. 16. HUD will notify the City if it has been selected as a finalist by Spring 2021.