Letter to the Editor: Low Income Housing Plan in Grosse Pointe Park

A Grosse Pointe Shores resident writes about Grosse Pointe Park's low income housing program.

Citizens are unaware of Grosse Pointe Park’s low income housing program.  It has never been openly discussed or voted on by the Park city council, and thus received no reporting from the various news media that attend the council meetings.

1035-37 Wayburn

1222 Wayburn

1325 Beaconsfield

1327 Maryland

1343 Wayburn

1354 Wayburn

1423 Lakepointe

1426 Lakepointe

1441 Lakepointe


These are the nine city-owned homes that the Grosse Pointe Park city council has assigned to the Wayne County Neighborhood Stabilization low-income housing program.  Sales and rentals are being handled by Wayne County’s housing contractor, National Faith Homebuyers Inc.   National Faith Homebuyers already has a list of hundreds of low-income qualified Wayne County residents that have already registered their eligibility by attending the required information meetings and training programs. 

Any Pointer who has friends or relatives who would like to live in these homes needs to get their application filed with National Faith Homebuyers right now if they want to become qualified for this opportunity. 

Applicants must be in the lower 50% of Wayne County median income.

One person family - $22,900 income

Two person family - $26,150

Three person family - $29,400

Four person family - $32,650

Down payment assistance is up to $25,000 for buyers. Section 8 assistance is available for qualified renters.

Drive by and look at the beautiful job the G. L. Fisher Construction Company is doing in rehabbing these nine homes under the Park’s $1,200,000.00 share of this Federal HUD program. Completion is scheduled for July.

For information, contact National Faith Homebuyers at 313-255-9500,  www.nationalfaith.org

Shame on the Park city council for not informing Grosse Pointers about the opportunity to get in on this HUD housing program.

Charles Leahy

Grosse Pointe Shores

lifelong July 17, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Come on in and "Burn it down" you piece of wasted space.
Pete Waldmeir, GP Woods July 17, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Mark, "you piece of wasted space..." (Now there's a salutation.) There is no truth to the rumor that I am the eloquent "you want my life" in disguise. Not even I could have made that guy up! So relax. You have nothing to fear from my 1.5 GPA college dropout white ass. And I haven't had a "coherent thought" since I chugged one too many shots of Southern Comfort and tried to make out with the Homecoming Queen in high school.
Chris K July 17, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Pete: Maybe that Southern Comfort is still giving you a buzz! Mark didn't make that comment. Someone names "lifelong" did!
Mark July 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Yes sorry Pete I'm not sure what you're referring to. I never accused this of being you.
Sara Eaton Martin July 17, 2012 at 11:33 PM
As a friendly reminder, please keep Patch policies in mind when you are sharing a comment. A comment was deleted from this feed as it used foul language, which is a violation of Patch policies. Patch encourages discussion but please do so respectfully. Sara


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