Detroit Future City

Detroit Future City is a think tank, a policy advocate, and an innovation engine developing data-driven strategies to create a more equitable and sustainable future for Detroit.

Detroit Future City Presents "Funding Equitable Community and Economic Development: The Role of Philanthropy in Advancing Economic Equity"

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The report identifies focus areas for advancing economic equity through investments in community and economic development, and presents a framework for how philanthropic organizations working in Detroit can support in closing economic equity gaps.

Detroit Future City Presents "Growth Occupations: Opportunities for more equitable participation in Detroit’s Growing Economy"

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This report identifies the top growth occupations in Metro Detroit, illustrates the inequitable access to this set of fast-growing well-paying jobs, and offers solutions to better connect Detroit’s workers to the region’s growing occupations.

Detroit Future City Sets Bold Agenda for 2030

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Detroit Future City (DFC) developed a 2030 plan that doubles down on the organization's agenda to grow Detroit’s middle class, centralizing its research, programs, advocacy and engagement to help increase this population that once defined the city and is vital to its future sustainability. Watch our 2030 video below!

Detroit Future City Releases Two New Tools to Help Detroiters Navigate Mortgage Lending

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Detroit Future City’s (DFC) two new tools “A Detroit Homebuyer’s Guide to Overcoming Mortgage Application Obstacles” and “Detroit Mortgage Catalog” are designed to help Detroiters navigate homebuying processes and provide guidance to housing counselors to support homebuyers.

Detroit Future City Introduces The Detroit Reinvestment Index 2022

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Detroit Future City is proud to introduce the Detroit Reinvestment Index (DRI) 2022, an annual survey that tracks local and national perceptions of Detroit and its economic growth since its historic bankruptcy in 2013. This is the fifth edition of the report, which has been funded by The Kresge Foundation since its inception in 2016.

Detroit Future City Presents "Understanding the Rental Landscape: A Profile Analysis of Detroit Landlords to Inform Lead-Safe Housing Policy"

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DFC's new report, "Understanding the Rental Landscape," details how the number of landlords within Detroit, and classifying them into distinct typologies, helps to better understand Detroit's rental housing system.

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