What We Do

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, neighborhood associations, and businesses within the footprint stretching 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 nearly 14,000 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




2024 Strategic Plan

Strategic Focus #1: Events & Engagement

Promote strong cross neighborhood connections through four events.

Support neighborhood associations through monetary and technical assistance donations.

Engage 1000 neighbors through bi-weekly newsletter and virtual listening sessions.

Strategic Focus #2: Housing

Continue Keep It In the Family

Ongoing support of existing clients

Affordable housing development

Housing policy advocacy

Strategic Focus #3: Infrastructure

Support neighborhood association infrastructure goals

DWSD capital plan

Broadband assessment and strategy

DTE policy

Strategic Focus #4: Streets

Traffic calming

One way street conversions

Truck route policy

GFL contract matters