Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation

Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation CCNDC provides and develops affordable housing in the Cass Corridor area.

Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation (CCNDC) was formed in 1982 as a subsidiary of the Concerned Citizens of Cass Corridor (4C’s), a neighborhood-based community organization representing residents and business owners within the Cass Corridor. The Cass Corridor is generally defined as the area north of the Fisher Freeway (I-75), west of Woodward Avenue, south of the Edsel Ford Freeway (I-94), and east of the John C. Lodge Freeway (US-10). The area was developed for predominantly multiple family, commercial, retail and institutional uses. A number of prominent institutions are located within these boundaries, including Wayne State University, the Detroit Symphony, Orchestra Hall and the Max, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Children’s Center and the new Cass Technical High School. The CCNDC organization has responded to community concerns through partnerships with tenants to acquire distressed buildings from absentee landlords. In fact, CCNDC was formed as a result of the tenants in the Vernon Murphy Apartments, (487 Charlotte), successfully acquiring their building in a judgment against an absentee landlord. CCNDC became the development subsidiary of the community organization to undertake the renovation. To date, CCNDC has 27 buildings with a total of 310 units of affordable housing in the Cass Corridor neighborhood. In addition, CCNDC has three commercial buildings which house our offices, Cass Corridor Community Center, Ocelot Print Shop, Back Alley Bikes, The Hub, and local offices for Rhode Construction.

Mission: The Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation (CCNDC)’s mission is to enhance the quality of community life for all residents and to build a healthy, safe, and stable community where people of diverse backgrounds can live together as neighbors. We accomplish the following: -Rehabilitate and build quality, safe, and affordable housing; build a spirit of community and mutual support and self-sufficiency within the properties we develop. -Provide jobs and economic opportunities where possible for community residents through our housing development work. -Provide auxiliary human development and support systems for the residents of our buildings towards reaching their full potential, develop their capacity to make choices in their lives, and to help themselves.

The Hub at Back Alley Bikes
06/18/2019
The Hub at Back Alley Bikes

The Hub at Back Alley Bikes

Interesting look at how the Cass Corridor has changed in the last few years.

Breaking ground at Cass Plaza 5 years ago today!
04/24/2019

Breaking ground at Cass Plaza 5 years ago today!

United Community Housing Coalition
03/13/2019
United Community Housing Coalition

United Community Housing Coalition

The Detroit Eviction Right to Counsel Summit was inspiriting. Stay tuned for more information!

Come out Wednesday to give input on the future of the park at the site of the former Wigle Rec Center. 6pm at the Corner...
03/04/2019

Come out Wednesday to give input on the future of the park at the site of the former Wigle Rec Center. 6pm at the Cornerstone Estates.

Happy New Year to everyone from the CCNDC family! If you would like to donate to our mission of providing safe and affor...
12/31/2018
CASS CORRIDOR NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Happy New Year to everyone from the CCNDC family! If you would like to donate to our mission of providing safe and affordable housing, please make your check or money order payable to Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation. Send it to us or drop it off at 3535 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 and we will give you a receipt (and a big thank you!-)

Building Neighborhoods One Block At A Time

Community Development Advocates of Detroit
12/18/2018
Community Development Advocates of Detroit

Community Development Advocates of Detroit

"The study found that average market rent in Detroit increased $390 per month, while median household income only increased by $4,600 in that time frame. The study reports, “That means if the average Detroit household wanted to rent the average apartment, it would need to commit just under 47% of its income.” "

Your Mid-Week Read Comes from Curbed Detroit

You know it’s a CCNDC Holiday Party when the kids are riding bikes and the 5 Star Band plays the blues:)
12/15/2018

You know it’s a CCNDC Holiday Party when the kids are riding bikes and the 5 Star Band plays the blues:)

Community Development Advocates of Detroit
12/02/2018
Community Development Advocates of Detroit

Community Development Advocates of Detroit

"General Motors' decision to close its Hamtramck assembly plant recalls one of the most bitter development controversies in Michigan's history. Closing the plant will no doubt open old wounds — and raise anew questions of who benefits from such massive urban revitalization projects like the Hamtramck plant."

Your Sunday read comes from the Detroit Free Press and looks at the history of the General Motors Hamtramck plant.

NACEDA
11/29/2018
NACEDA

NACEDA

Centering the voices and concerns of residents is an essential component of community development corporations like MACC Development, Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Central Detroit Christian Community Development.

This excellent article in Model D shows how their mission is becoming more important as Detroit transforms rapidly with development.

11/23/2018
St. Patrick Senior Center - Detroit

St. Patrick Senior Center - Detroit

ST PATRICK SENIOR CENTER IS PART OF NOEL NIGHT THIS YEAR! The annual event – Saturday, December 1 – is a celebration of all things Midtown at over 120 venues.

Stop by St. Pat's between 5:30 and 9:30 PM. Park free in our lot (while space lasts) and enjoy!

• Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and sweets
• Craft items made by members, to purchase for holiday gifts
• Tours of our historic 1892 building
• Some dance and musical surprises - and more!

PLEASE SHARE THIS! The center is at 58 Parsons, right behind Orchestra Hall. Here’s a 60 second video showing just SOME of Detroit’s most exciting place!

Hatch Detroit
11/14/2018
Hatch Detroit

Hatch Detroit

Have you checked out Hatch Detroit alum Rocco's Italian Deli yet? If not, check out this review from the Detroit News to learn more about the sandwich shop and the popular dishes!

Thanks to everyone who came out tonight, particularly all the volunteers who made sure the kids (and adults:) had a grea...
10/27/2018

Thanks to everyone who came out tonight, particularly all the volunteers who made sure the kids (and adults:) had a great time!

10/10/2018

Save the date: Friday, October 26 will be our annual Halloween party! 5:30-7pm on Brainard between Cass and 2nd:)

The Hub at Back Alley Bikes
06/02/2018

The Hub at Back Alley Bikes

Looking good! Thanks to Rolando at Vector Labs! Almost done..... Same Hub new logo!

Community Development Advocates of Detroit
05/01/2018
Community Development Advocates of Detroit

Community Development Advocates of Detroit

"In some cases, rental payments for some of the neediest families would triple, rising from a minimum of $50 per month to a minimum of $150, according to HUD officials. Some 712,000 households would see their rents jump to $150 per month under the proposal, the officials said."

Your Sunday Read comes from NPR

Model D
02/16/2018
Model D

Model D

"I hope that the new tenants coming in will embrace what it was. ... My hopes and dreams are that the community that I fell in love with will persevere."

01/15/2018
Martin Luther King 1968 Poor People's Campaign

Martin Luther King 1968 Poor People's Campaign

The 1968 Poor People's Campaign Brief excerpt on The 1968 Poor People's Campaign from the Henry Louis Gates Documentary - Two Nations. The Poor People's Camp...

12/16/2017
Photos from Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation's post
12/16/2017

Photos from Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation's post

12/16/2017

Great times at the 2017 Holiday Feast dancing with the 5 Star Band!

Thanks to everyone who made it another great Halloween party tonight - especially the wonderful volunteers who helped pu...
10/28/2017

Thanks to everyone who made it another great Halloween party tonight - especially the wonderful volunteers who helped pull everything together!

The HUB Detroit
06/22/2017
The HUB Detroit

The HUB Detroit

What's it going to take to create "a city for everyone?" Mayor Mike Duggan, City of Detroit Government, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, and Detroit LISC's Tahirih Ziegler, say we're getting closer. What do you think Detroit? Are we "there" yet?

Corridors Alliance
06/20/2017
Corridors Alliance

Corridors Alliance

More information on ODM's planned demolitions.

Crain's Detroit Business
06/16/2017
Crain's Detroit Business

Crain's Detroit Business

Detroit's Historic District Commission granted conditional approval for a new four-story apartment complex in the Willis-Selden Historic District.

Motor City Muckraker
06/13/2017
Motor City Muckraker

Motor City Muckraker

Lower-income residents in the Cass Corridor just lost their third park, and this time they are fighting back.

Neighborhood meeting TONIGHT at 5:30 about the development planned for the Wigle Rec Center site.
05/23/2017

Neighborhood meeting TONIGHT at 5:30 about the development planned for the Wigle Rec Center site.

Lots of development projects happening in District 6!! This means many community meetings. I know you may get tired of sharing your thoughts and being asked questions but I encourage you to always show up and be present.

Your voice, your experiences and your story are important and invaluable and no project would be successful without them ❤️

Tuesday, May 23rd: Wigle Project Community Mtg, 6pm at Delta Prep High School

Roosevelt Park Conversations: various dates in May

W.Vernor Planning Mtg: Saturday, June 3rd (am and pm sessions)

#beinformed #beengaged #beheard #WeRDistrict6 #TeamRockyD6

Crain's Detroit Business
04/27/2017
Crain's Detroit Business

Crain's Detroit Business

The plan includes new residential units, 1 acre of public green space and 8,000 square feet of retail space.

What would you like to see there?
04/11/2017
Crain's Detroit Business

What would you like to see there?

The site on Woodward at Mack avenues has been rumored as a possible location for Target.

Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation
12/29/2016

Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation

Please consider a year-end contribution to support the work of CCNDC, which is needed more than ever as we build an equitable, diverse and beautiful neighborhood and Detroit. Make checks out to "Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation" and mail to 3535 Cass Ave, Detroit MI 48201.

Happy holidays from the CCNDC family and please share with other community supporters!

Please consider a year-end contribution to support the work of CCNDC, which is needed more than ever as we build an equi...
12/29/2016

Please consider a year-end contribution to support the work of CCNDC, which is needed more than ever as we build an equitable, diverse and beautiful neighborhood and Detroit. Make checks out to "Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation" and mail to 3535 Cass Ave, Detroit MI 48201.

Happy holidays from the CCNDC family and please share with other community supporters!

Great music, food and bikes for the kids at our 2016 Holiday Party!  Thanks as always to Back Alley Bikes and Ocelot Pri...
12/15/2016

Great music, food and bikes for the kids at our 2016 Holiday Party! Thanks as always to Back Alley Bikes and Ocelot Print Shop as well as everyone who helped out!

12/14/2016

Hope to see you at CCNDC's annual holiday party Wednesday 5-7!

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3535 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI
48201

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(313) 831-0199

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