Boston-Edison Development Incorporated

In 1990, a group of residents founded Boston-Edison Development, Inc. (BEDI), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit housing rehabilitation corporation. BEDI acquires abandoned, tax defaulted and dilapidated houses, rehabilitates them and re-sells them to individuals and families. BEDI completed eight houses. Four of the houses were acquired through Wayne County's Project SAVED or the Revitalife programs; three houses were purchased from the City of Detroit, and one from an individual. BEDI was the only non-profit housing association in the City that receives its primary funding through loans from residents and friends of the District.

Awards

BEDI won numerous awards from historic preservation and community organizations. BEDI's work, together with the efforts of the Association, assisted in maintaining neighborhood stability, promoting architectural and historic awareness and increasing property values.

Homes

See the homes that BEDI has rehabilitated and put back on the market:

BEDI 1

Front of BEDI 1 boarded up and obscured by overgrown trees.
Before rehabilitation by BEDI

Front of BEDI 1, looking like a home.
After rehabilitation by BEDI



BEDI 2

Rear of BEDI 2 boarded up and obscured by overgrown trees.
Before rehabilitation by BEDI

Front of BEDI 2, looking like a home.
After rehabilitation by BEDI



BEDI 3

Front of BEDI 3, looking cold and gloomy.
Before rehabilitation by BEDI

Front of BEDI 3, looking like a home.
After rehabilitation by BEDI



BEDI 4

Front of BEDI 4, with a pile of trash in the street.
Before rehabilitation by BEDI

Front of BEDI 1, looking like a home.
After rehabilitation by BEDI



BEDI 5

Hauling junk out of of BEDI 5.
Before rehabilitation by BEDI

Front of BEDI 5 before rehabilitation.
Before rehabilitation by BEDI


Front of BEDI 5, looking like a home.
After rehabilitation by BEDI

Front stoop of BEDI 5, with people smiling for the camera.
After rehabilitation by BEDI



BEDI 6

Front of BEDI 6 boarded up and covered with ivy.
Before rehabilitation by BEDI

Front of BEDI 6, looking like a home.
After rehabilitation by BEDI



BEDI 7

Front of BEDI 7 boarded up with a dumpster in front.
Before rehabilitation by BEDI

Front of BEDI 7, looking like a home.
After rehabilitation by BEDI



BEDI 8

Front of BEDI 8, looking like a home.
After rehabilitation by BEDI

Living room of BEDI 8, freshly painted with furniture.
Interior, after rehabilitation by BEDI