Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation

Avis E. Holmes (Executive Director) 

About Us



Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation is community based, organized to provide housing, housing facilities and supportive social, communal and commercial facilities and services, as well as to provide consulting and technical services to block clubs, associations and others In the community as well as outside of the community. Remember! These are all free services.

DNPHC initiates & implements innovative housing programs that help assure decent, affordable housing for low and moderate income families and individuals.


(DNPHC) is a Non-Profit tax exempt (501) (c) (3) Corporation. We provide foreclosure prevention counseling and 1st Time Homebuyer classes to the general public.

Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation holds great housing experience that will impact commercial revitalization of Woodward Avenue. Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation's efforts will bring the customer base to the businesses by:

1. Marketing people moving into the district

2. Promoting the district to people already living and working there

3. Recruiting new people to move into the district

4. Providing employees from the resident base.

Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation is strategically located on W. Grand Blvd. near Woodward Avenue in the heart of the New Center and Midtown area.

DNPHC advocates for equitable housing policies and strategies at the local, state, and federal levels of government. DNPHC provides a service model that can be replicated in many neighborhoods throughout the nation in order to positively impact housing strategies.

DNPHC provides information and service systems that respond to the housing needs of low and moderate income housing consumers.

Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation was validly incorporated on March 18. 1971, as a Michigan Non-Profit Corporation and said corporation is validly in existence under the laws of this state.

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority has reviewed and hereby certifies that Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation is qualified to provide homeownership training and education services in support of The Michigan Initiative and other efforts to expand homeownership opportunities for Michigan residents.

The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development approves the Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation as a Housing Counseling Agency. the entity has (1) met the Department's initial approval criteria and (2) submitted an acceptable housing counseling plan to serve the entity's target community.

Detroit Non-profit Housing Corporation is in process of developing new housing in the Woodward area. Two (2) homes have been constructed and sold. Five (5) more will be built when the economy shows substantial improvement. The builder is Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation, itself.

Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation has rehabilitated/repaired 5 single building neighborhood facilities for community groups utilizing block grant funds.

Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation was awarded a substantial number of properties by the Revitalife Program. (now the State of Michigan Fast Tract Authority). The structures will be rehabilitated for sale or rent to low-income families.

Past Efforts include:

1995 - Developed strategic plan for preservation, maintenance and development of the North End Area. Areas covered included housing, education, social services, commercial and industrial uses. Partners are North End Citizens Association, Moore Community Council, Arden Park, East Boston Association, of Neighborhoods and Block Clubs.

1997 - Community Reinvestment Strategies: Director and key staff participated as Stakeholders in development of Cluster 4 strategy recommendation.

1998-2003- Jointly with planning and Development Department and North End Citizens Association Council planned and hosted Lead Awareness Town Hall meeting for Clusters 4 and 6. Developed Lead Awareness outreach to the North End Community to identify children under 6 who might be impacted by lead hazards. Home repairs and lead abatement assistance was provided by North End Citizen Association with NOF grant award funds managed by Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation.

1998- The City planning Commission D.O.C.T.O.R. program, (Developing Organization's Capacity to operate Resourcefully)

Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation financially sponsored two key staff members and participation in the Doctor program taught by faculty from Central Michigan University. The Comprehensive curriculum was compiled to assist attendees to successfully develop their commercial strips and enhance the viability of existing and future businesses.

Experts from banks for profits, non-profits and others provided their insights on special topics. The training lasted nearly a year. Two Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation staff completed the program and were awarded Economic Development Specialists Certificates. One is still employed with the agency, the other is available as a consultant.   

  Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation is HUD & MSHDA approved

Established March 18, 1971