FIVE FAMILIES RECEIVE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HOMES IN HAMTRAMCK, WAYNE COUNTY, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND PARTNERS COMPLETE $4.1 MILLION PROJECT TO HOUSE DISPLACED FAMILIES

published by: Communications on 9/9/2015
DETROIT— Five families are moving into new homes in Hamtramck, Michigan because Wayne County, Habitat for Humanity and their partners completed the final five of 25 homes the County committed to build to support families that were impacted by the historic federal court decision in Garrett v. City of Hamtramck. 

Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans took part in a “Passing of the Keys” dedication ceremony for two of the homes on Whalen Street today along with Habitat for Humanity Detroit Board President, Bishop Edgar Vann, Hamtramck City Manager Katrina Powell and members of the community.    

Wayne County was not a part of the law suit, but the County used $4.1 million of its HUD funds
to build 25 homes, which is helping to bring closure to a several decade’s long effort to build 200 new homes for those affected by an unlawful urban renewal program that displaced families. The single-family, two-story homes are approximately 1,600 square feet and include four bedrooms, a two-car detached garage and Energy Star appliances.  

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