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Oakland Housing shifts middle-class affordability focus to North Corktown in Detroit

Nonprofit developer and lender launches construction of $3 million condo development Project aimed at families that make too much to qualify for low-income housing subsidies, not enough to afford market rates Oakland Housing looking to work with others to develop, finance housing A nonprofit developer founded in the wake of the Great Depression to create …

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Housing development in Detroit’s North Corktown targets middle-income earners

Detroit — Alita Burton had been looking for a home to purchase near her job in Southwest Detroit. When she learned that nonprofit Oakland Housing was building homes for sale in North Corktown aimed at middle-income earners, she jumped at the chance. “I hurried up and made sure I got pre-qualified right away before they even …

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News Release: Quality new homes target middle-income earners

Oakland Housing takes aim at Detroit housing affordability with launch of new townhomes in North Corktown Quality new homes target middle-income earners   DETROIT … July 25, 2019, Oakland Housing, a nonprofit housing developer that builds, sells and finances high-quality homes aimed at middle-income families, today officially launched its newest development – the 14-unit North …

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Address to Oakland Housing Retreat

January 16,2017The Townsend Hotel, Birmingham, MIThe Rev. Chris Yaw What can be done to improve the living conditions of low-income families in America?That was the question being bandied about in the 1930’s–as the Great Depression raged–a time when urban slums flourished as bastions of disease, crime, and violence.Democrats, led by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt–introduced a …

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