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Chase investing $15 million to help Detroit neighborhoods

February 21, 2019

DETROIT (AP) — JPMorgan Chase is investing $15 million to expand economic opportunity across some Detroit neighborhoods.

The bank will use a $10 million loan and $5 million in philanthropy to help attract additional capital and assist residential and commercial development projects that have had trouble getting traditional financing.

The funding primarily is targeted toward projects in commercial corridors across 10 neighborhoods. The efforts are expected to provide area residents with increased access to affordable housing, goods and services.

The funding is part of JPMorgan Chase’s five-year, $150 million commitment to the city. In 2014, the bank also helped launch two community development loan funds in Detroit.

Corporate Responsibility chief Peter Scher says JPMorgan Chase wants “growth to benefit all Detroiters, especially those who have lived” in the city their entire lives.