Good for the Neighborhood
Building Families First Community Organization
11800 Merriman #510135
Livonia MI 48151
2nd Chance Ministries
2535 Michigan Ave.
Detroit Mi 48216
The home was donated by Wells Fargo through their “CUSP” program and funded by Opportunity Resource Fund along with Wells Fargo. We acquire unoccupied homes that are bank-owned properties, undertake a complete rehab, then sell the homes at an economical price.
“I would like to acknowledge BFFCO staff and volunteers for all the great things they have done for me and my son. They have helped me become full time employed, assist me in completing paper work I needed to ensure the future for me and my son. They made sure my son had a Christmas with items he needed such as a high chair, car seat, crib items, winter coat and more. I really appreciate them for all they have done for me and my boy, they sure are life savers with good hearts.
“I would like to thank you for everything you have done for me and my family. You have been so helpful to me and my daughters. I really appreciate your time and effort you have put into helping me find a job and helping me provide for my children for the holidays. I don’t know what I would of done due to me losing my job. You have really helped me and my family.
Building Families First Community Organization and Flagstar Bank
Fight Blight and Increase Home Ownership Within Detroit Community
Detroit, MI, February 20, 2019 – Through contributions from Flagstar Bank, Building Families First Community Organization (BFFCO) will be purchasing homes in the area of 9555 Montrose, Detroit, MI and rehabilitating them from blight conditions, to livable, family homes.
A pilot program, Occupied Property Non-Profit Program, also known as the “ONP Program,” has been implemented by The Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA). This program will help stabilize certain neighborhoods in the City of Detroit, by maintaining and increasing occupancy levels within those neighborhoods that are experiencing a high foreclosure rate.
BFFCO was chosen to work with the DLBA to participate in the ONP Program to rehabilitate homes to be consistent with the neighborhood. Additionally, BFFCO will review qualified program participants to accept a rental agreement. BFFCO will then work with the participant to acquire resources and develop skills to sustain behavior changes necessary to attain and preserve their economic independence. The outcome for this individual is to have the opportunity to purchase the home.
Della Copp, BFFCO Program & Communication Director / Board of Directors states, “Building Families First Community Organization is striving to break the generational cycle of poverty that still exists among many of our communities. Through partnering with Flagstar Bank, we are taking steps to move in the right direction.”
Through Flagstar Bank’s 30-year tradition of investing in its communities, it is dedicated to building a stronger Michigan. They promote homeownership and financial well-being across the state. In December 2018, Flagstar Bank announced its partnership in the metro Detroit corporation initiative and is pledging $5 million for physical improvements and development in seven Detroit neighborhoods.
In December 2018, Flagstar Bank announced its partnership in the metro Detroit corporation initiative and is pledging $5 million for physical improvements and development in seven Detroit neighborhoods. Below are just a few examples of Flagstar Bank's investments in Building Families First Community Organization efforts in revitalizing the Community.