Community Development

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley is committed to serving more families by responding to community aspirations with an expanded array of products, services and partnerships with the mission of empowering residents to revive their neighborhoods and enhance their quality of life.

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target neighborhoods

Our neighborhood revitalization efforts are focused in the Gault Village, West Willow and Sugarbrook neighborhoods of Ypsilanti Township. Using the Quality of Life Framework as a guide, we work alongside residents, neighborhood groups and associations to guide a long-term participatory neighborhood planning process. Residents are engaged through door-to-door surveying, community-wide meetings and events.

Click below to learn about our work in each neighborhood:

Gault Village


West Willow

Neighborhood activities

Activities are direct results of input from neighborhood residents and include neighborhood picnics, neighborhood clean-ups, plant sales, park improvements, safety initiatives, Little Free Libraries, community center upgrades, fence replacement and senior-focused programming.

What does success look like?

Our goal in each neighborhood is to provide opportunities for residents to come together and participate in both celebrating what make their neighborhood unique and making positive changes along the way. In addition to building community, the neighborhood planning process allows for residents to identify the unique assets and work towards the ultimate outcome of improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods. 

in the news

[Video] Republic Services’ National Neighborhood Promise Day raises the first wall on the West willow Tool Lending Library

#OTGYpsi: Ypsilanti Pastors Provide Fun And Guidance For Sugarbrook Kids
WEMU | August 28, 2019

Nonprofit in Ypsi Township’s Sugarbrook neighborhood seeks to empower youth and families
On the Ground Ypsilanti | August 28, 2019

Neighbors and friends gather at CFLC for the launch of the Ypsilanti SportPort sports equipment sharing program
WJBK Fox 2 Detroit | August 13, 2019

Residents and Habitat for Humanity are helping Ypsi Township’s Sugarbrook neighborhood bounce back
On the Ground Ypsilanti | March 13, 2019

Habitat For Humanity provides support to Ypsilanti Township neighborhood
WEMU | March 13, 2019

Ypsi-area neighborhood watches maintain robust presence by building community
On the Ground Ypsilanti | November 7, 2018

[Video] Volunteers from Lowes and Habitat make improvements in the Sugarbrook community 
CBS 62 Detroit | July 30, 2018

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley empowers Ypsi-area residents while fixing homes
On the Ground Ypsilanti | March 28, 2018

Young residents take active role in their neighborhood’s future with West Willow’s new Youth Council
On the Ground Ypsilanti | August 15, 2018

To get involved in community development activities please contact:
Sarah at or 734-882-2013