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RPIA Scholarship 2021

Apr 1st, 2021

Alex Derdelakos

RPIA seeks to recognize, encourage, and support our youth residents.  To this end, RPIA is offering a scholarship to two deserving high school seniors who are planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution following high school graduation. This will be a one-time award of $1,250 to be awarded to two graduating seniors who reside within the boundaries of the Rosedale Park neighborhood and who have demonstrated effort and promise during their high school career.  This scholarship will be offered on an annual basis.   Particular value will be placed upon past participation in RPIA activities and/or community service efforts in the Rosedale Park neighborhood.


Registration is now open for Rosedale Grandmont Baseball League

Mar 5th, 2021

Alex Derdelakos

We are now LIVE! I have sent the following email to all who registered in 2019 as well as those who have registered for information in the meantime. I will also be contacting those who registered last year and told us to keep their fees until this year and will make special arrangements with them. Additionally, I will reconnect with those who have emailed questions in the meantime. The days are getting brighter!

Thank you for registering your interest in the league. Rosedale Grandmont Baseball League is making plans for a 2021 season, and registration for Rosedale Grandmont Baseball League is now LIVE. Please visit ASAP to register online or to print off forms to return with payment.

Better days are ahead, and we are working on a structure for our beloved league that will allow for us to reconnect our community following safety guidelines of public health experts. This is not an easy task and much patience will be needed; updates will be provided at You may also visit our Facebook page at for news.

Please spread the word that Rosedale Grandmont Baseball League is open to all from surrounding communities.

2021 promises to be a brighter year as we cooperatively move forward to a healthy community gradually filling our baseball diamonds once again with spirited cheers and mutual encouragement.

Stay safe!

Mary Schneider
Rosedale Grandmont Baseball League Player Agent

David Legg Answers Questions for Students at St. Olaf Collage

Mar 1st, 2021

Alex Derdelakos

David LeggWhat services does your organization provide to the Rosedale Park community?

The Rosedale Park Improvement Association has been in existence for over 100 years. Our neighborhood was first developed beginning in 1916, with sections developed in stages through the mid-1930s.

What role does the organization play in the neighborhood?

How has Covid-19 changed how the community interacts? What have you learned from having to make changes in the community through less conventional ways?

How does your organization work to represent the needs and interests of the community?

I think that my other responses may give you the info you are looking for. Ultimately, I think that we are in tune with what the community is thinking, and we have ways in place to respond.

Eviction Prevention

Dec 5th, 2020

David Legg

City of Detroit Covid Response

Dec 3rd, 2020

Alex Derdelakos

The City of Detroit is not doing any water cut offs (Read More Here) and buses will remain free (See FAQ section Here). The County will not do any foreclosures during COVID and the proerty tax assistance program has been extended (Read More Here). Also, there is free testing at the Joseph Walker Williams Community Center (Get More Info Here).

Histroric District Commission Warns About Bad Contractors

Mar 30th, 2020

David Legg

The Historic District Commission has recently seen an uptick in bad contractors not following the guidelines set forth by the commission, not getting the appropriate approvals, and not obtaining permits for work. This has caused a lot of pain and cost a lot of money to homeowners that didn't know better. Please check out the warning from commissioner James Hamilton.


NEZ Property Tax Reduction Available to Qualified Rosedale Residents

Sep 13th, 2019

Alex Derdelakos

If you own and occupy your home in the Rosedale Park neighborhood AND you purchased it after 12/31/96, you are likely eligible for a 15-25% reduction on your property taxes!  Many eligible homeowners are already benefitting from this program, known as the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Homestead property tax abatement.   The NEZ tax reduction certificate is good for 15 years.

How can you tell if you are already enrolled ?

If you are currently receiving two tax bills – one for a parcel #22-xxxxxxx and another for a parcel #27-xxxxxxx – you are already enrolled in this program.  If you purchased your home after 12/31/96 and are receiving only one tax bill, for a parcel #22-xxxxxxx, you need to apply for the NEZH!

Necessary qualifications

Here are the requirements for the NEZH, courtesy of the Detroit Assessor’s Office:

How to apply for the program

You may pick up an application in person at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, Office of the Assessor, in Suite 804; you may request one by email to; or you may call 313- 224-6989 to ask that one be mailed to you.
Is there a deadline to file ?

The Office of the Assessor accepts applications all year. Please keep in mind that the abatement is effective the year after you purchase the property.
Applications submitted before October 1 will be processed to apply to the following year’s taxes.  Any application submitted after October 1 will be processed the following year.

Necessary documentation

I’ve heard that NEZ Homesteads are being extended -  is this true ?

YES !!! If you are currently in the program and are nearing the end of your abatement, you will simply need to sign an affidavit stating that the property continues to be your principal residence and that you will commit to a minimum of $500 in improvements over a 3-year period and a new certificate will be issued for your property.

For additional information, contact the Detroit Assessor’s office at the number above.  And feel free to share this information with friends and associates.

Want to pay your property taxes online? Here's how.

Jan 8th, 2019

Alex Derdelakos

Behind in your property tax payments?

Jan 8th, 2019

David Legg

If you have fallen behind in your property tax payments, you may be eligible for an interest free loan for up to $30,000 to help catch up. You can read more about it in the Michigan state program's flyer by clicking here.


Jan 1st, 2016

Alex Derdelakos

Welcome to Rosedale Park!

We are a community of nearly 1600 households, located on the northwest side of Detroit. Our neighborhood has received historic designation, in recognition of the fine architectural styles and diversity of our homes. Our neighborhood association, the Rosedale Park Improvement Association (RPIA), was founded in 1929, and is one of our most valuable assets. Check out our web site and learn more about our activities, our publications, and our personnel. Contact us to let us know what you think.

The benefits that we derive from living in this beautiful neighborhood depend upon a commitment to our community and a respect for the rights of our neighbors.

Read the RPIA Creed below:

TOGETHER...the families of Rosedale Park have created a good place to live in - a place that preserves the pleasures of living in a small town though it is part of a large city.

These pleasures emanate from the pride of ownership that maintaining the good appearance of their homes as well as maintaining desirable living conditions.
Through their efforts, civic improvements, social activities and other projects have been accomplished to conserve the joy and increase the pride of the community.

As a resident of Rosedale Park, this is my heritage! appreciation for the work that has been done to establish this highly desirable neighborhood and to prove us worthy of the friendship of our neighbors, I PLEDGE MY FAMILY TO...

City Living is Great....It's Best in Rosedale Park!