LEAP

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THE LOWER EASTSIDE ACTION PLAN (LEAP) IS A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN PROJECT THAT ENGAGES PEOPLE IN A PROCESS TO TRANSFORM VACANT LAND AND PROPERTY INTO USES THAT IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS.


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GenesisHOPE partnered with seven community development organizations serving the lower eastside from Alter Road to Mt. Elliott, I-94 to the Detroit River (LEAP District). Together with community residents and technical advisers, we created a plan, with short-term projects and long-term directions, for reverting vacant land and property to productive uses, recognizing that we would probably not see “re-population” in the foreseeable future. Over the course of 18-months of planning the Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP) was established and since its inception has made positive change to the Eastside of Detroit. In 2013, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency bestowed one of its National Awards for Smart Growth Achievement to LEAP. Click here for an update on current projects.

 

 LEAP Project Fund

The mission of the LEAP Project Fund is to provide financial resources to project developers and sponsors who wish to make investments in the LEAP target area (defined as I-94, north; Detroit River, south; Mt. Elliott, west; Alter Road, east) that promote positive neighborhood stabilization, community, economic, environmental, and city government impact. Loans are made with the goal of moving LEAP endorsed projects to a higher level of implementation or completion. Loans granted through the LEAP Project Fund are personal loans made for business purposes. For more information click here.