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Older Adults Moving Back to Detroit, thanks to Hartford Village and You! 

The first community of its kind in the city is providing safe, beautiful housing for moderate-and middle-income older adults.

Why is Hartford Village so important?

The people! Residents are settling into this community within walking distance of schools and a thriving neighborhood activity center. Many of these residents are returning to the city after years away. Hartford Village has given them safe, affordable housing and the option to return to the city they love so much. 

Older adults are vital to a healthy community. Americans ages 50+ account for 70% of spending power in the country! Now, thanks to philanthropy, Hartford Village Residents will add strength to the surrounding neighborhood and community.

Read more in this article from The Kresge Foundation*.
*Correction to Kresge Article: Esther Gordy Edwards St. is named for Esther Gordy Edwards, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church.

View photos of Hartford Village's Grand Opening Picnic on June 8th & The Ribbon Cutting on March 16th!

Brenda Clayvon CropIn order to stay in Detroit after knee surgery, Brenda Clayvon had to find a housing option that met her needs. She found that at Hartford Village. Thanks to you. "I'm SO HAPPY" - Brenda Clayvon

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Before finding Hartford Village, Paul and Barbara Watson lived in the same house for 42 years. When Paul started having knee trouble, the stairs in their home became a dangerous barrier. The Watsons had to seek another option. Hartford Village was just what they needed. Thanks to you and to philanthropy, Paul and Barbara were able to stay in their neighborhood and move into a comfortable cottage at Hartford. "It's beautiful. Every day here is like a vacation." - Paul and Barbara Watson 

Rosetta Warren

Rosetta Warren is a brand new resident at Hartford Village. Rose had been wanting to move back to Detroit for years, but she wouldn't make the move until she found something better than her previous home in Harper Woods. Hartford Village was exactly what she'd been waiting for. "God answered my prayer." - Rosetta Warren


 Philanthropy made this project happenover $470,000 was raised in partnership with Hartford Memorial Baptist Church. Its importance hasn’t gone unnoticed. On March 16, HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson joined PVM and Hartford Memorial Baptist Church along with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, City Council Member George Cushingberry, Jr. and other local dignitaries for a ribbon cutting.

Thank you to the donors who made it all possible! 

The Kresge Foundation
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Chemical Bank
Hartford Memorial Baptist Church
Flagstar Bank
Fifth Third Bank
McGregor Fund
Michigan State University Foundation
Mayor and Mrs. Dave Bing
Mrs. Natalie E. Brothers
Brian and Beth Carnaghi
Ms. Gena Edwards
Mr.Harry G. Franklin
Ms. Wilma J. Glenn
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Goldsberry
Mr.  Jethro Joseph
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Little
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Miller
Mr. George B. Millush, Jr.
Mrs. Mary Ann Millush
Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Myers
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Myrick
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Spears
Mr. Phillip D. Williams, Sr.