Detroit Evening Report: City breaks ground on $18M affordable housing project in southwest Detroit

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan helps MiSide, state and local leaders break ground on the new Campbell Street Apartments in southwest Detroit.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan helps MiSide, state and local leaders break ground on the new Campbell Street Apartments in southwest Detroit.

City officials broke ground this week on a brand-new affordable housing development in Detroit’s East Chadsey-Condon neighborhood in southwest Detroit.

Mayor Mike Duggan joined community developer MiSide Community Impact Network, along with state and local leaders on Monday to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Campbell Street Apartments, which will offer 39 units of “deeply affordable housing” in its first phase of construction.

The $18 million mixed-use development will occupy long-vacant land at 5800 Michigan Avenue, and feature a range of one to three-bedroom units — 20 of which will be reserved for households with incomes up to 40% area median income (AMI), while the other 19 will be reserved for households with incomes up to 60% AMI. However, according to the city, no resident will have to pay more than 30% of their income on rent, thanks to project-based housing vouchers from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. An additional 40 units are planned for the second phase of the project, which is expected to be fully completed by the end of next year.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says the city is trying to make Detroit accessible for every person who wants to live here.

“A couple miles up the street when Ford Motor Company decided to move into the train station, we saw the rents in the Corktown neighborhood take off,” said Duggan. “We are now building 300 new affordable units because we’re trying to catch up, we are going to make sure that no one is displaced from a neighborhood.”

The building next door to the development is also owned and operated by MiSide (formerly Southwest Solutions) and houses a variety of community service nonprofits.

“The Campbell Street Apartments housing development is a beacon of positivity for the East Chadsey-Condon neighborhood and its development allows us to directly impact the community we’ve called home for decades by providing those living here with direct access to our crucial supportive services,” said Sean de Four, president and CEO of MiSide Community Impact Network. “We’re delighted for the opportunity to work alongside the City of Detroit to bring more affordable housing options to the region.”

Interested families and individuals can see developments that are under construction, search for properties by neighborhood, and learn how to apply for affordable housing at

Other headlines for Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023:

  • The City of Highland Park has announced its official site for early voting in 2024 statewide and federal elections.
  • The Secretary of State office on Schaefer Road in Dearborn will remain closed this week for renovations. 
  • Detroit Parks and Recreation will host its annual Winterfest event from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort St., Detroit.
  • City of Detroit residents are being reminded that this is the last two-week cycle for yard waste collection until April 2024.
  • The Detroit Pistons lost to the Indiana Pacers Monday night, 131-123. They host the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena; tip off is set for 7 p.m.
  • The Detroit Red Wings are in St. Louis Tuesday to go up against the Blues.
  • The Detroit Lions are primetime this weekend with a Saturday night game against the Denver Broncos, coming off of a rough loss to the Chicago Bears last week, 26-31.

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  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.