Motor City Blight Busters Inc

Address
18220 Lahser
Detroit, MI 48224
Contact
Phone: +1 (313) 255-4355
Nonprofit
NTEE: S99 - Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C.
EIN: 38-3025057

Mission

Stop the spread of blight work to revitalize stabilize Detroits long forgotten neighborhoods. Work in conjunction with our coalition partners to provide low moderate income families affordable housing.
 20112010
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1992
Metropolitan statistical area2162
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$24,795.00$35,917.00
Number of employees1839
Number of volunteers 400
Personnel
Ellison, Bill
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated personBill EllisonBill Ellison
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org001.00001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
George, John
TitlePresidentPresident
Name of key/compensated personJohn GeorgeJohn George
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org040.00040.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$35,917.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Goodman, Morris
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated personMorris GoodmanMorris Goodman
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org001.00001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Hicks, Terrence
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated personTerrence HicksTerrence Hicks
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org001.00001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Jacobs, Diana
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated personDiana JacobsDiana Jacobs
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org001.00001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Kopanakis, Yianni
TitleBoard MemberBoard Member
Name of key/compensated personYianni KopanakisYianni Kopanakis
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org001.00001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Mack, Albert
TitleSecretary/TreasurerSecretary/Treasurer
Name of key/compensated personAlbert MackAlbert Mack
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org001.00001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesStop the spread of blight work to revitalize stabilize Detroits long forgotten neighborhoods. Work in conjunction with our coalition partners to provide low moderate income families affordable housing.Stop the spread of blight & work to revitalize & stabilize Detroit's long forgotten neighborhoods. Work in conjunction with our coalition partners to provide low & moderate income families affordable housing. Stop the spread of blight work to revitalize stabilize Detroits long forgotten neighborhoods. Work in conjunction with our coalition partners to provide low moderate income families affordable housing.
Program service expenses, total$247,624.00$226,761.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
-Park Maintenance ProgramLawn care and maintenance of 25 acres of City of Detroit parks, adjacent vacant properties, and selected throughways primarily located in northwest Detroit. The objective of this program is to promote safe passages for children. The parks that are serviced include Hope Park, Riordan Park, Marx Park, and Arthur Park. This is a seasonal program that is active from March through October.
Program expenses$58,758.00 
Grants and allocations made$58,265.00 
Program description-Park Maintenance ProgramLawn care and maintenance of 25 acres of City of Detroit parks, adjacent vacant properties, and selected throughways primarily located in northwest Detroit. The objective of this program is to promote safe passages for children. The parks that are serviced include Hope Park, Riordan Park, Marx Park, and Arthur Park. This is a seasonal program that is active from March through October. 
Farm City DetroitThe scope of this project is to demolish/deconstruct eight 8 houses and re-purpose the vacant property along with seven 7 existing vacant lots for gardening. Upon project completion, 15 contiguous lots will serve as garden space within the perimeter of Lahser, Orchard, Santa Clara Burgess streets. Specifically, the program entails - Youth training and employment program in deconstruction, landscaping, gardening, beautification, and marketing fresh produce Acquisition of 21664 Orchard and facility improvements Farmhouse Youth Training Center Demolition deconstruction of 21631 Santa Clara house Operating expenses for gardening and gardening equipment Tree removal tree trimming
Program descriptionFarm City DetroitThe scope of this project is to demolish/deconstruct eight 8 houses and re-purpose the vacant property along with seven 7 existing vacant lots for gardening. Upon project completion, 15 contiguous lots will serve as garden space within the perimeter of Lahser, Orchard, Santa Clara Burgess streets. Specifically, the program entails - Youth training and employment program in deconstruction, landscaping, gardening, beautification, and marketing fresh produce Acquisition of 21664 Orchard and facility improvements Farmhouse Youth Training Center Demolition deconstruction of 21631 Santa Clara house Operating expenses for gardening and gardening equipment Tree removal tree trimming 
From its inception our organization has been a positive catalyst in Detroit to neighborhoods, families children and volunteers by beautifying the community, maintaining parks, cleaning dump sites, painting and repairing houses and creating home owners and business owners. Currently, we are maintaining five City of Detroit parks at no cost to the City. Two new parks will be added in including one at Williams Recreation Center. Along with these parks we also provide routine maintenance at abandoned houses and vacant lots in the surrounding area. From the of onset our organization we have been able to gain valuable knowledge in organizing community sevice events and cleaning neighborhoods. We average 40 volunteers per week that want to help us work towards our goal of restoring Detroit. Our supervisors have the expertise to lead these volunteers in the effort to eliminate the blight, but now we are in need of additional resources to continue and expand our goal. We have proven that we can accomplish the goals we have set forth and we are committed to making them happen.
Program expenses $226,761.00
Grants and allocations made $168,955.00
Program description From its inception our organization has been a positive catalyst in Detroit to neighborhoods, families children and volunteers by beautifying the community, maintaining parks, cleaning dump sites, painting and repairing houses and creating home owners and business owners. Currently, we are maintaining five City of Detroit parks at no cost to the City. Two new parks will be added in including one at Williams Recreation Center. Along with these parks we also provide routine maintenance at abandoned houses and vacant lots in the surrounding area. From the of onset our organization we have been able to gain valuable knowledge in organizing community sevice events and cleaning neighborhoods. We average 40 volunteers per week that want to help us work towards our goal of restoring Detroit. Our supervisors have the expertise to lead these volunteers in the effort to eliminate the blight, but now we are in need of additional resources to continue and expand our goal. We have proven that we can accomplish the goals we have set forth and we are committed to making them happen.
Neighborhood Stabilization and Revitalization Program - Youth training and employment- Facilitates development of 4H club for youth in conjunction with Michigan State University- Inter-generation interaction between the seniors who serve as mentors for the youth- Safe passage ways - Removal of blighted properties- Refurbish materials as a result of deconstructed houses- Access to free fruits and vegetables for seniors- Community picnics and art festivals
Program expenses$53,173.00 
Grants and allocations made$33,915.00 
Program descriptionNeighborhood Stabilization and Revitalization Program - Youth training and employment- Facilitates development of 4H club for youth in conjunction with Michigan State University- Inter-generation interaction between the seniors who serve as mentors for the youth- Safe passage ways - Removal of blighted properties- Refurbish materials as a result of deconstructed houses- Access to free fruits and vegetables for seniors- Community picnics and art festivals 
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$308,853.00$270,273.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$296,425.00$255,123.00
Investment income, current yr$12,428.00$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$296,425.00$255,123.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$15,150.00
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$308,853.00$270,273.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events$6,897.00 
Contributions from related organizations $168,955.00
Revenue from gov't grants$30,000.00 
Revenue from all other contributions$259,528.00$86,168.00
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$4.00 
Net rental income$0.00$15,150.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$269,667.00$272,141.00
Total functional expenses: program service $227,873.00$226,761.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$28,641.00$34,176.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$13,153.00$11,204.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00$0.00
Legal fees (total)$0.00$0.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$0.00$0.00
Investment management fees (total)$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$270,097.00$257,368.00
Total assets, beginning of year$257,368.00$184,187.00
Total liabilities$593,757.00$620,214.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$620,214.00$564,661.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net $17,451.00
Loans & receivables from key persons$153,443.00$158,464.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr-$405,738.00-$362,846.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$82,078.00 
Net assets-$323,660.00-$362,846.00
Net assets, beginning of year-$362,846.00-$380,474.00
Other liabilities$57,308.00$57,308.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$66,883.00$30,110.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$30,110.00$31,845.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$39,186.00-$1,868.00
Advertising (total)$0.00$0.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$100,902.00$106,049.00
Unsecured notes & loans to unrelated parties$435,547.00$456,857.00
Total net assets or fund balances-$323,660.00-$362,846.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$12,386.00$8,380.00
Payment to affiliates$0.00$0.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members77
Number of independent voting members77
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrue
Relationships among key personnelTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrue
Tax year start date2011-01-012010-01-01
Tax year end date2011-12-012010-12-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Outstanding loan to key person or disqualified personTrueTrue
Business transaction with entity owner True
Business transaction with family member True
Business transaction with employee True
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990
Date e-filing submitted2012-11-072011-12-07
IRS schema version2011v1.22010v3.4
Filing identifier201212909349300706201103199349310835
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