Preserving Homeownership & Stabilizing Neighborhoods

JEI’s Housing & Neighborhood Services Team works to build community value through proactive homeownership models, neighborhood support, and excellent client service provision to new and existing residents and homeowners. Our programming and services link residents to resources that are designed to strengthen and empower the communities within our targeted eastside corridor in the City of Detroit.

Our Programs & Services Help to Keep Detroiters in Their Homes

Home Repair Assistance

Loans of $5,000 to $25,000 are available from the City of Detroit’s 0% Interest Home Repair Loans Program. Apply through Jefferson East, Inc., one of the city’s leading designated Intake Centers.

Financial Literacy & Education Services

Learn more about building and restoring your credit, slashing your debt, and managing savings and assets. Jefferson East, Inc., offers workshops, 1-on-1 sessions, coaching, and events to help you reach greater financial stability.

Property Tax Assistance & Foreclosure Prevention

Are your property taxes past due and you need assistance? Know your options when it comes to property tax payment plans, property tax exemptions, financial assistance, and appealing assessments.

Mortgage Delinquency & Default Prevention

Mortgages can be tricky–a lot can happen over a 30-year period. If you are facing challenges such as delinquency, being underwater, or are in need of counseling, we are here to help.

Housing & Health Resources

A healthy community is a strong community. Jefferson East, Inc.’s Housing Team is working with the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health to help meet the needs of vulnerable communities by developing and disseminating resources on climate adaptation and emergency preparedness.


JEI’s Housing Services Team has served over 2,100 households since 2015.

Impact Map

2100+ homeowners served including home repair intake assistance, counseling, and resources
165 residents assisted with financial, credit, and/or housing counseling
34 homeowners with construction completed through home repair loans
$765,000 repair loan dollars invested to increase home values.