Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact Newsletter – March 2021

June 4, 2021

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact March Newsletter

March Agendas

Rental Work Group

  • City of Detroit Social Media Efforts Presentation by Chelsea Neblett
  • Discussion
  • Partner Updates

Homeownership Work Group

  • MSHDA Statewide Housing Plan presentation by Tiffany King; Real Estate Development Consultant
  • Housing Portal Tutorial by Laura Lyons
  • Partner Updates
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Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact February Meeting Recap

Rental Workgroup

In February, the Rental Work Group featured three guest practioners tackling different parts of the eviction prevention system. Alexa Eisenberg is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Health and a researcher with Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan presentation focused on the eviction tracking efforts, which includes court procedures, rental assistance and the eviction moratorium. Please sign up for Eviction Tracking updates from U of M Poverty Solutions here and access 36th District Court Eviction Tracker Data here.

Jim Schafsma Housing Attorney at Michigan Poverty Law Program and Ashley Lowe, CEO of Lakeshore Legal Aid participated in a DFC moderated panel that unpacked actions we all can take to prevent evictions. Our Guest Panelists dived into the challenges seen in the system like residents lack of access to internet, sector specific actions practioners can take such as raising awareness about eviction prevention resources and their insights of what is at stake if we do not act. Access zoom recording with text audio transcript here.

Homeownership Workgroup

The Homeownership Workgroup heard from founding Compact Member Krysta Pate on the Detroit Home Mortgage Program. Her presentation shared data trends of Mortgages over the course of the program and the planning of the sunset of the program. Her PowerPoint is forthcoming and will be distributed via email. Access zoom recording with text audio transcript here.

The Latest on Eviction Prevention

Stay informed on eviction prevention. We are monitoring a list of eviction prevention resources provided by practitioners and other trusted sources in the field. Please access the list by clicking here and the button below.

Eviction Resources

Partner Announcements

MSHDA Statewide Housing Plan

Can we count on you to complete a survey to support the development of Michigan’s first five-year statewide housing plan?

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is leading a collaborative, statewide, data-driven effort to overcome Michigan’s housing challenges, but we need your help.

The survey is expected to go live later this week! Learn more about the Statewide Housing Plan and how you can participate at Michigan.gov/housingplan

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Veteran Housing Grants Program

The Foundation’s Veteran Housing Grants Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations for the new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for veterans. Awards typically range from $100,000 to $500,000. Detroit is one of their target communities! The full RFP can be found by clicking here and the button below.

Find RFP Here

Data Driven Detroit Housing Information Portal

The Housing Information Portal serves as a centralized source of information about housing and neighborhood-related demographics in Detroit.

This tool expands on our 2018 Housing Portal to provide even more detailed information about parcels and properties in Detroit neighborhoods, and the people who occupy them. For more information on the portal, click here. Access portal by clicking here and the button below.

Housing Information Portal

Detroit Landbank Authority

Rehabbed and Ready

We are onboarding contractors! Our team partners with dozens of contractors to keep with the volume of Property Rehab team projects in Detroit’s neighborhoods. All opportunities are listed on our website and on BidSync.

We are currently onboarding:

  • General Residential Construction Contractors
  • General Residential Plumbing Contractors
  • Foundation Assessments and Report Providers
  • Selective Demolition Contractors
  • Spray Foam Insulation Providers
  • Garage Installation Providers

Don’t see the right fit? Bids are updated frequently so check back! Please share with your networks!

  • Statewide Housing plan Survey announcement- on standby until Friday!