Groundbreaking on Detroit Center for At-risk Youth

O’Brien Construction is proud to play a role in the new $17 million location for Alternatives For Girls.

The new project will be called the Dr. Maya Angelou Village. It will consist of 45 apartments that are meant to provide support and housing for at-risk youth with the goal to end homelessness. The development will provide first-floor child care and support services to the community, with 45 one, two, and three-bedroom units above.

There will be indoor and outdoor community spaces as well as on-site case management offices for AFG’s supportive services. With 100% affordable homes, 22 apartments in this development will be offered at 30-50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and 23 apartments will receive rental assistance from MSHDA’s supportive housing program and pay less than 30% of their income regardless of that figure.

Alternative For Girls has served and supported over 30,000 girls by providing resources, emergency shelter and with education and employment.

“And this is now another natural step to have permanent supportive housing for young women, women with children who are homeless or are in danger of becoming homeless,” said Mayor Mike Duggan.

This development is slated to be completed next year.