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WELCOME TO STAFFORD HOUSE
Living, Learning, Earning
STAFFORD HOUSE PARTICIPATES IN BIRDIES FOR CHARITY
STAFFORD HOUSE REVITALIZATION OF BRADBY PARK
STAFFORD HOUSE PARTNERS WITH NORTH END NEIGHBORS TO FORM FRIENDS OF BRADY PARK
STAFFORD HOUSE STORY
The historical home located at 531 Belmont Street in Detroit, Michigan on the North End, now known as STAFFORD HOUSE, was purchased by Moses and Etta Stafford in 1942. The Stafford’s were pioneers of their time, moving into a neighborhood typically restricted from ownership by Black families. The home was occupied by the family of Moses and Etta Stafford until 2006, some 64 years. Mr. Stafford was by trade a metallurgist who worked in the factories of Detroit and earned a good living for his wife and four children. He made it a personal mission to return to the South from which he migrated, and to lead other families to Detroit to obtain good paying jobs in the automobile industry. Throughout the years during the 1940’s and 1950’s Mr. Stafford rented rooms in his home to scores of families totaling more than 200 persons. The idea was to provide young people migrating to the North without resources an opportunity to live in a safe, caring home while they sought work in the auto factories. Families would stay in the Stafford House until they were able to obtain work and transition out on their own.
IN THE COMMUNITY
PARTNERSHIP WITH GREENING OF DETROIT
SUPPORTING THE EFFORTS TO KEEP DETROIT PARKS BEAUTIFUL
ANNUAL EARTH DAY CLEAN UP
COMMUNITY GARDEN COLLABORATION
GATEWAY COMMUNITY GARDEN
Toyota 100 Cars for Good Winner
STAFFORD HOUSE CAR DONATION RECIPIENT
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WHAT WE DO
Stafford House has begun a housing development project on Oakland Avenue that will address the need for affordable housing in the North End neighborhood. Plans are underway to create a multi-use commercial development that will include loft apartments, retail businesses and a technology training center. Revitalization of our neighborhood is a high priority for our organization and we are committed to bringing all of the available resources to bear in this important endeavor.
WHAT WE DO
Stafford House is committed to ongoing communication with residents throughout the neighborhood that connect them to our programs as well as those of other service providers. We sponsor many community events, youth development activities and resource opportunities to insure that children and their families are engaged in a variety of events, entertainment and informational activities that enrich the quality of their lives.
Stafford House offers programs that teach youth the art of graphic design using the latest computer technology. Students between the ages of 12-18 learn practical and relevant skills that help prepare them for the future. The emphasis is on STEM subjects and their application in the business world.
STAFFORD HOUSE NEW DEVELOPMENT
Our organization is embracing the need for permanent supportive housing for young people and will soon offer stable housing with supportive services that will ultimately lead to greater independence. We will soon begin a new state of the art housing development project that will offer new and innovative solutions to issues facing our youth.
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Detroit, MI 48202