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Community Development

Ecorse Clean-up Project

Zoning Permit Application


Small Business Technical Assistance Funding for Downriver Businessess

Please click here to see open bids

Neighborhood Housing Initiatives Division Programs


Home Repair Resources:
State Emergency Relief assists with home repairs to correct unsafe conditions and restore essential services. Eligible home repairs may include repair or replacement of a non-functioning furnace, hot water heaters or septic systems. Visit your local MDHHS office for more information on how to apply:

Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund:
Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund is a resource for homeowners in the State of Michigan in need of assistance with paying delinquent mortgage balances, avoiding foreclosure, or experiencing a financial hardship. Residents can receive up to $25,000 in homeowner and property tax assistance. 
(313) 388-9799

Wayne Metro Community Action Agency:
Weatherization Programs permanently reduce energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of homes while ensuring residents’ health and safety.
(313) 388-9799

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

Community and Economic Development Department
Jihad A. Hachem (Joe)
3869 W. Jefferson Ave.
Ecorse, MI 48229
Phone: (313) 386-2401

The Community Relations department coordinates grants and economic development. 

Our Mission:

Ecorse's  Economic and Community Development Department focuses on attracting and retaining Business/employment opportunities through collaboration, innovation, and the leveraging of resources. The City of Ecorse aims to encourage/facilitate business/residential developments. You will find the City of Ecorse a great place to do business and call home. 

Residents needing assistance with mortgage payment, utilities and qualify should apply using the link below:
Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund

Need help with your water bills?  Check out one of these programs:  WRAP or LIHWAP