Vibrant City: Urban Developer Award

"Mustard Seed Development is a community based business that specializes in the renovation of real estate for rental in the near West Side of Cleveland. Daryl Anderson and family members are committed to providing housing for newcomers and refugees to the city of Cleveland.   Mustard Seed is buying foreclosures in both the Detroit Shoreway and Metro West service areas that are distressed and/or condemned. Over the last six years through the skills of five full time employees, some of whom are newcomers themselves, 50 units have been renovated. Daryl has identified workers who are interested in learning a construction skill and has hired them for work on the properties as apprentices. Daryl works closely with the Refugee Services Collaborative of Greater Cleveland. His tenants are from war torn areas of the world, such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Syria, Ivory Coast, Nepal, Rwanda, or Iraq. Daryl also is currently a partner in the International Village, a larger redevelopment strategy in the Metro West service area." (Read More at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and at Fresh Water Cleveland)


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