DETROIT — “Call it Home,” a $1.6 million grant program, has launched as a partnership between Citizens Bank and Mayor Dave Bing’s Detroit Works Project.
Media Genesis, a Troy-based Internet services firm, collaborated with Citizens Bank and The Detroit Works Project to brand, design and build the “Call it Home” Web site, at http://MyDetroitHome.CitizensBanking.com. Media Genesis also created some of the map signage that was featured at a press conference Monday.
The program offers grants of up to $10,000 for exterior home improvements. When the home improvements are complete, the grant can be reimbursed for 50 percent of the homeowner’s pre-approved project, up to $10,000.
To qualify, current homeowners must reside in one of the five qualifying neighborhoods: East English Village, Boston Edison north end/Virginia Park, north Rosedale Park, Hubbard Farms southwest, Bagley/Detroit Golf Club/Green Acres/Palmer Woods/Sherwood Forest/University District.
Also, Citizens Bank is providing low-interest loans for home improvement projects to residents of Detroit and Wayne County.
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