• Detroit Neighborhoods Fund

Investing in Projects that Deliver Opportunity for Detroit’s Neighborhoods

For more than a decade, Capital Impact Partners has developed its place-based strategy in Detroit to deliver financial and social impact to the city’s residents and neighborhoods. In Detroit, we partner with local developers, community-based organizations, city departments, and mission-driven lenders to increase residents’ access to services and amenities.

Since 2010, Capital Impact Partners has committed over $300 million of financing towards projects in the city, providing quality and affordable housing for more than four thousand residents.

The $300 million Detroit Neighborhoods Fund, supported by JPMorgan Chase, is a critical part of this work in Detroit.

Through this Fund, we have been able to provide financing to 11 high-impact projects in seven neighborhoods. As part of our strategy into 2025, we are looking to provide additional financing for multifamily residential properties and mixed-use real estate developments.

Our goal is to partner with developers across a variety of Detroit neighborhoods, including areas the city has targeted as priority neighborhoods for development. Through this effort, we can return vacant properties to productive use, underwrite “missing middle” projects that fill gaps in the neighborhood fabric, increase access to neighborhood retail, and provide housing for residents across the income spectrum.

Detroit Neighborhood Fund key features:

  • Supporting multifamily rental housing and mixed-use real estate developments located within the city of Detroit.
  • Conforming loans made to eligible borrowers to finance construction and/or permanent loans.
  • Preference given to projects that make at least 20 percent of units available to people with low and moderate incomes and projects with a food component that are located in areas shown to have low access to fresh, healthy foods.
  • Preference given to projects that are led by developers of color.

Advantages of borrowing through Capital Impact Partners:

  • With an office in Detroit, we have invested more than $300 million locally to projects including mixed-use developments, multifamily affordable and workforce housing, health care facilities, healthy food businesses, and education facilities.
  • Through our Equitable Development Initiative, we are experienced in working with developers of color in Detroit and are familiar with local market conditions.
  • Our on-the-ground team and local partnerships allow us to leverage our networks and resources for broader impact.
  • As a mission-driven organization, we are committed to supporting projects that create social and economic justice.

Financing Projects that Support Inclusive Growth

DETROIT NEIGHBORHOOD FUND FINANCING Construction and Permanent Loan Examples
Deal Name & Location Loan Amount Impact
The Garland Building West Village $1,030,000 First mixed-use development on the Kecheval commercial corridor, including a butcher shop
The Coe at Van Dyke West Village $1,906,000 Ground-up construction of a mixed-use development led by a developer of color
B. Siegal Detroit Bagley $2,875,000 First mixed-use development on the Livernois Avenue of Fashion, including multiple local retail tenants
40 Hague North End $2,440,000 Gut rehab of the former Packard Plant Automobile Showroom into a 38-unit multifamily development
655 W. Willis Midtown $1,750,000 Ground-up construction of a mixed-use development led by a developer of color
Murray Townhomes Hubbard Farms $1,600,000 Gut rehab of a historic row of townhomes in Southwest Detroit led by a developer of color

Our Investment Partner

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Mindy Chistens

Mindy Christensen
SVP, Community Development Real Estate
(703) 405-2567

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“It’s our mission to continue providing strong support and advocate for Detroit’s economic future, working with Capital Impact Partners to help create and maintain thriving communities. This fund not only contributes to vital development projects, but it is a catalyst for job creation, affordable housing and economic opportunities for the Detroit community. We’re committed to ensuring that all Detroit residents have access to lasting opportunities to benefit from the city’s ongoing recovery.”

Michael Rhodes
Executive Director
Community Development
Banking, Chase

Stores of Impact

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Partnerships Hold Immense Power in Redeveloping Cities

Our partnerships with mission-aligned organizations like JPMorgan Chase have helped support change throughout Detroit.

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We can do everything from acquisition through permanent financing, with a focus on real estate-backed loans of $1 million and up.

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The Matriarch of Midtown Detroit

Since 2010, we have worked with trailblazers like Sue Mosey on a variety of projects to support a local vision for Midtown Detroit.