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“Leaders to ReBuild Detroit” is a three-year $25 million initiative to engage Detroit’s corporate leaders in revitalizing the city. The initiative was launched with a $1 million personal cornerstone gift from General Motors Chairman and CEO Daniel Akerson.

“Leaders to ReBuild Detroit” will focus on the Morningside Commons neighborhood, serving at least 500 families by 2014 through house construction, rehabilitation, critical repairs, and energy-efficiency upgrades and weatherization projects. Additionally, these families will participate in financial literacy training, homeownership workshops and community security initiatives provided by partnering organizations. The initiative is part of Habitat’s statewide $225 million ReBuild Michigan campaign to address affordable housing needs in more than 70 Michigan counties.

For more information, visit www.habitatdetroit.org.

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  1. Colleen McGinley & Don Huegerich February 26, 2012 at 10:31 pm -

    CONGRATULATIONS for bringing the attention to Morningside. My wife and I raised our family living at Courville and Windsor. We have renovated homes in Morningside over the last thirty years. We still own two 3911 Courville and 3942/3944 Courville. I am especially pleased that the CEO of GM has taken up this cause. Living on Courville enabled us to work close to the GM Business Centers for 26 years. The homes are great and have hundreds of years left in them. They are stylish and comfortable. East Warren avenue needs a HUGE make over. There are no services for the east side. We need security. My idea is to have Professional Builders like Pulte, the TOLL Brothers and other commercial builders come through the neighborhoods and retrofit the homes. Hire student apprentice tradesmen and women to work with the skilled trades professionals working for the builders. Do it fast and thoroughly. Do it right. Roofs, foundations, mechanicals, lead abatement and then move in the families to go to Crockett Finney and work at GM.

    248-969-9729

    3911 Courville 48224 on “ZILLOW” take a look at what one of these homes can look like.

    Colleen McGinley and Don Huegerich