The Villages

Community Development Corporation (CDC)

Who We Are

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to accelerating economic development in the Villages of Detroit, a collection of neighborhoods located on Detroit’s east side. Through business attraction, community advocacy and organizing, and urban design and planning, the Villages CDC seeks to strengthen and preserve the social and economic fabric of one of the most diverse and longstanding communities in Detroit.

Our Mission

The Villages CDC supports and advocates for the development of inclusive places and neighborhoods within The Villages.

Our Vision

The Villages will be known and respected throughout Detroit as the model for flourishing, integrated neighborhoods, known especially for their diversity, authenticity, and resourcefulness.

Our Values

Inclusion, Diversity, Sustainability, Equity, Community Involvement.

Who We Serve

Residents and businesses within the footprint that stretches from Mount Elliott Avenue in the west to St. Jean Street in the east, from Mack Avenue in the north going all the way down to the Detroit River. The Villages district consists of 18,000 Detroiters.

Our Programs and Services

The Villages CDC accomplishes its mission by convening a variety of stakeholders, including residents and businesses, to execute projects within the following areas:

  • Events

  • Engagement

  • Infrastructure

  • Housing

  • Finance

Our Neighborhoods