Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact Newsletter – June 2021

June 17, 2021

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact June Newsletter

Detroit Future City Housing Compact Combined Work Group Meeting

June 15th, 2021: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

This first ever joint Work Group meeting will be facilitated by EarlyWorks as a part of an award from CoAct’s Collaboration Pilot Program. At the 2020 year in review, Work Group members requested occasional joint meetings to get a broader view of the ecosystem. This meeting will feature a presentation on the Advisory Committee’s progress adopting measures of impact, break-out discussions and partner updates.

Please review the pre-reading deck here

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Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact April Meeting Recap

Rental Work Group

The Rental Work Group heard from Wayne Metro about the rollout of the Covid Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CERA) in Wayne County. The presentation included statistics on the size/rollout of the program, the process for signing up to receive assistance, and some early lessons learned. You can view the whole presentation using the button below.

We also heard a brief update from United Way on their Eviction Prevention Pilot that recently launched. There will be future updates at Compact meetings on this exciting program.

Homeownership Work Group

The Homeownership Work Group heard from Global Detroit about their Inclusive City Study. Steve Tobocman led the group through the aspects of the report relating to homeownership. The presentation can be viewed using the button below. Keep your eye out for the full report from Global Detroit!

View Previous Month’s Presentations Here

Announcements and Resources

Justice40 Accelerator

Our friends at Elevate Energy want everyone to be aware of Justice40 funds from the Biden-Harris Administration.

In January, the Biden-Harris Administration issued an executive order directing 40% of benefits from federal climate investments to disadvantaged communities. You can find out more through a series of webinars on Tuesdays and Thursdays in May and June!

The Justice40 Accelerator is a partnership between Elevate, Groundswell, Hummingbird Firm, Partnership for Southern Equity and The Solutions Project.

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EPA Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Training

ClearCorps Detroit wants everyone to be aware of FREE Lead RRP trainings that will be hosted at the ClearCorps Office.

Classes are limited to 20 people and are scheduled for July 13th, 14th, and 15th; you only need to attend one day of training.

RRP Trainings are required for ANYONE who provides renovation or maintenance work for homes, schools, or day-care centers built before 1978.

Call (312) 491-0081 to Register

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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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

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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