About Metro community development
We serve as a catalyst, committed to excellence through effective partnerships, advocacy, economic and community engagement, and community development through the provision of financial products and development services to economically distressed populations, to promote stable vibrant communities.
Partnering to Build Strong, Vibrant Communities
We are flexible and compassionate
We are committed to the highest standards of quality
We demand integrity in all our endeavors
Explore alternative solutions that support our mission
Respond to unplanned events and information
Demonstrate benevolent concern and compassion for the needs of others
Maintain client trust through honesty, accountability, and professionalism
Proactively respond to inquiries and concerns of stakeholders
Tenaciously uphold organizational values
Value and attract interactions with diverse clients and partners
Share knowledge and experience to inspire others to action
Transparency with confidentiality preserved
Identifying and selecting target areas within the greater Flint Metropolitan area on which to focus the comprehensive revitalization efforts of the Corporation in order to improve physical and socio-economic conditions therein and thereby reduce the burden on the federal, state and local government to provide social and welfare programs to the residents of such areas.
Demonstrating the ways in which targeted public/private resources can provide a return on investment to sponsors and financiers through improvement of the overall socio-economic climate of the community.
Increasing private sector support for affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization through the establishment and maintenance of affordable housing financing programs.
Building the production capacity of nonprofit housing developers in the greater Flint Metropolitan area through the provision of training, professional and technical assistance and by increasing the availability of financial resources.
Combating community blight and deterioration in the greater Flint Metropolitan area by helping to maintain, improve and increase the supply of affordable housing to lower income residents of the area through educational activities and financing programs.
Mr. Jimmy King
Retired Field Manager Consumers Energy
The Honorable Joseph Farah
Circuit Judge, 7th Judicial Circuit Court
Ms. Betty Ramsdell
Chair, Metro Housing Partnership, Inc.; Board Member At-Large, Flint Board of Education
Mr. Jerry Rhoden
Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
Mr. Robert Rummel, Past Chair
Senior Vice-President, JP Morgan Chase
Mr. Eugene Rutledge
Education Initiative Consultant, Urban League of Flint
Mr. Jack Stock
Director of Alumni Engagement, Kettering University
Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea
President, Mott Community College
Vice President, Community Development
(810) 767-4622 ext. 250
Vice President, Housing Development
(810) 767-4622 ext 460
Board of Directors
Ms. Rachelle A. Kippe, Chair
Senior Vice President, Head of Community Lending, Huntington Bank
Ms. Bruce T. Colasanti, Vice Chair
Senior Vice President, Bank of America
Mr. Dan Fleckenstein, Treasurer
President & CEO, RPF Oil Co.
Ms. Elisabeth Saab, Secretary
International Projects Coordinator, Sorensen Gross Construction Services
Mr. Robert Nichols, Immediate Past Chair
Director of FIRST Robotics Community Center, Kettering University
Mr. Brian G. Glowiak, CEO
Metro Community Development, Inc.
Ms. Victoria Arteaga
Attorney, International Affairs Center
Founders & Funders
Metro Community Development Was Founded By:
Our Funding Partners Include:
Financials, Reports & Legal Documents
Annual Financial Statements & Auditors’ Reports