Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact Newsletter – May 2021

June 4, 2021

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact May Newsletter

April Agendas

Rental Work Group

  • Eviction Prevention Pilot: A brief update from Megan Thibos (UW)
  • COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) Update presented by Wayne Metro
    • Michael Centi and Hiba Haidous from Wayne Metro will provide an overview of the CERA program, talk about how the agency is operating this program, and share experiences and learnings from the field that can be used to inform policy and help residents and landlords in accessing these benefits.
    • Wayne Metro will also provide a brief overview of other initiatives the agency operates. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021, Wayne Metro provides over 60 programs and services ranging from utility assistance to Head Start programs to financial coaching all toward the pursuit of eliminating poverty.
  • Discussion
  • Partner Updates

Homeownership Work Group

  • Immigration and Neighborhood Change Study presented by Steve Tobocman
    • New research from Global Detroit, Alan Mallach and Data Driven Detroit analyzes the impact that rapid immigration growth has had on two Detroit neighborhoods and what those impacts mean for long-term residents. The research is perhaps the first study of its kind inquiring into neighborhood-level data.
  • Discussion
  • Partner Updates
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Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact April Meeting Recap

Rental Work Group

The Rental Workgroup heard from Tom Goddeeris, Chief Operating Officer at Detroit Future City, about Renting Home: Considerations For Developing An Equitable Single-Family Rental Housing Market In Detroit. Renting Home is a brief outlining some of the key issues in Detroit’s single-family rental market and discusses potential solutions for creating a more equitable system. Check out the full brief here.

Homeownership Work Group

The Homeownership Workgroup heard from Alexa Eisenberg, a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Health and a researcher with Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, about the Make It Home Repair Program. Alexa discussed the landscape of home repair needs and resources in Detroit and an evaluation of the Make It Home Repair Program. You can read the full report on the Make It Home Repair Program here, or check out the slides using the button below.

View Previous Month’s Presentations Here

Announcements and Resources

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.

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Detroit Future City: Renting Home

DFC has released Renting Home: Considerations For Developing An Equitable Single-Family Rental Housing Market In Detroit. This brief was created with input from the Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact and we are excited to share it.

Read The Brief

MSHDA: Covid Emergency Rental Assistance

Covid Emergency Rental Assistance is available, head over to the MSHDA site for more information.

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UM Poverty Solutions: Child Tax Credit

There is a new Child Tax Credit available for families with children under the age of 17. Check out UM Poverty Solutions page describing the credit and who is eligible.

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Rent Debt Dashboard

National Equity Atlas, Right to the City, and Policy Link are partnering around understanding rent debt and eviction prevent. Use the button below to go to the Rent Debt dashboard to understand who is behind on rent and how much is owed.

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Detroit Strategic Framework
Economic Equity Dashboard