Housing and Homeownership



Housing and Homeownership

Southwest Solutions provides a wide variety of programs to help families and individuals find, buy, repair and keep their homes. We also provide affordable, quality apartments and townhomes for rent.


Apartments for Rent
Southwest Solutions is the leading nonprofit multi-family developer in Wayne County. We have renovated 22 apartment buildings in southwest Detroit, providing about 400 quality, affordable units in buildings that combine the latest construction techniques with historic preservation. We also have built new, attractive and affordable townhomes in the Mexicantown area, featuring many amenities.
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Financial Coaching
Financial coaching helps participants manage income, reduce debt, review credit, and plan for a more successful economic future.
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Foreclosure Prevention
Our foreclosure intervention counseling is recognized as one of the leading programs of its kind in the Detroit area because of its effectiveness in helping homeowners avoid foreclosure and keep their homes. Our agency is HUD-approved and our professional counselors are MSHDA-certified and NeighborWorks-trained and certified.
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Homebuyer Services
Our pre-purchase education and counseling program enables aspiring homeowners to understand in detail the process of buying a home. Our certified counselors help homebuyers qualify for loans and various home-purchase incentive programs, avoid predatory lending, prepare documentation, organize their financial planning, and make good decisions.
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Mortgage Lending
Southwest Lending Solutions is a community-based lender that can help you overcome today’s home financing challenges. We offer you a supportive alternative to confusing and profit-driven loan programs that can leave you feeling intimidated, overwhelmed and out of the marketplace. You can also be assured that our rates and terms are highly competitive and transparent.
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Newberry affordable homeownership program
Southwest Solutions is transitioning 60 former rental properties in the Newberry community in Chadsey-Condon to affordable homeownership.Current renters have priority in taking advantage of this opportunity.
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No-interest Home Repair Loans
The Detroit 0% Interest Home Repair Loan Program provides financing for eligible homeowners looking to replace or patch roofs, replace windows, upgrade plumbing, make electrical repairs, replace the furnace, and address structural or safety issues.
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REO Properties for Sale
Southwest Solutions is offering affordable, remodeled and move-in-ready homes in the metro Detroit area. These homes are specially priced to help families achieve the dream of homeownership and help neighborhoods stabilize and thrive.
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We manage 683 apartment units

That we rent to low and moderate-income families and individuals

We provided financial counseling to 262 individuals in 2014; 54 improved their net income; 78 improved their net worth; 73 improved their credit scores
We have acquired, renovated and sold more than 400 REO single-family homes that were vacant and are now owner-occupied
Southwest Lending Solutions in 2014 originated eight First mortgages on behalf of lenders
In the last 7 years, we've provided homebuyer counseling to 1693 families; 373 of those families purchased homes
We provided foreclosure mitigation counseling to 274 families in 2014 and helped keep 129 in their homes directly and/or through referrals. Our success rate far exceeds the national average


For contact information for a specific program, please visit that particular  program page by clicking the link in the Programs section above.


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