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Detroit Community Development Awards

First established in 2001, the annual Detroit Community Development Awards honor the hardworking residents, small business owners, real estate developers, organizations and others whose vision and leadership transform their communities into good places to live, work, do business, and raise families. Their work has blossomed into bright signs of economic recovery, the resurgence of safe and healthy neighborhoods, and hope on of the faces of those people who call Detroit home.

Congratulations to the 2019 winners!

CDC/Nonprofit Developer of the Year / Nortown Community Development Organization

Excellence in Real Estate Development / Saint Rita Apartments

Distinction in Placemaking / Auntie Na's Village

Exemplary Neighborhood Leadership / Daniel A. Washington

Distinguished Pro Bono Service Provider / JFM Consulting Group

Bridget Vance Award for Outstanding Safety Initiative / Calvin T. Mann

Champion for Financial Empowerment / BUILD Institute

Community Strategy of the Year / City of Detroit Campau/Davison/Banglatown Neighborhood Framework Plan

Youth Spirit of Community / Ridgeley Hudson

Community Partner of the Year / Community Development Advocates of Detroit 

If you have questions about the awards, please contact Jessica Hinton at or 313-265-2891.