Just recently, Lifebuilders received an important certification from the city of Detroit. We have been designated a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). This important certification will allow us to accelerate our affordable housing program here in the community which is an important facet of what we have been called to do here in northeast Detroit. Instead of 5 or 6 homes each year, we will be able to reclaim 25+ homes per year.
Regent Park, our community, has recently been licensed by the Detroit Police Department to become a Community Radio Patrol Organization. We are called the Regent Park Community Radio Patrol. We have 20 approved volunteers to patrol our neighborhood and are seeking additional applicants as our goal is 60 volunteers. We are equipped with radios, signage, lighting, and have begun patrols just recently. This important service will lead to immediate and long term security for the residents of our community. Thank you Tanya Wall, Aaron Marsh, Chris Vitale, and so many more for all your hard work.
This is the season where we are blessed immeasurably by hundreds of volunteers who come to serve here in our community. Over the next few months, houses will be painted, flowers planted, properties beautified, events hosted, blight reduced, and youth served. Well over 500 volunteers will arrive on the scene this summer to dramatically change our landscape and encourage the hearts and minds of those in our community. Currently, Kesnsington Church, Heritage Church, Macomb Township, YMCA of Ann Arbor, Antioch Church, Grace Church of Ann Arbor, Camp Michawana staff, St. Mary's of the Hills, and the Evangelical Lutheran Churches of America are serving here this summer. Don't be discouraged if you are still looking for a place to serve. Contact us at (313) 401-5433 for more details and click on the volunteer page on our website if you would like to know what serving here at Lifebuilders might be like.