Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact Newsletter – August 2021

August 18, 2021

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact August Newsletter

August Agendas

Rental Work Group: August 17 from 9:00am – 10:30am

  • Compact Updates
  • Presentation: Proposed Changes to Rental Ordinance by Diane McCloskey
  • Presentation: CERA Update by Michael Centi
  • Discussion
  • Partner Updates

Homeownership Work Group: August 17 from 10:45am – 12:15pm

  • Compact Updates
  • Presentation: Home Repair & Accessibility Policy Brief by Doug Ortiz
  • Discussion
  • Partner
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Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact April Meeting Recap

Rental Work Group

In July, the Rental Work Group heard from Afton Branche-Wilson (Poverty Solutions) who shared an Eviction Data Map/Dashboard. The eviction tracking tool, created by a team of U-M urban planning students, maps COVID-19 cases and evictions filed in court from March 2020 until April 2021. The tool also maps housing, demographic and employment data to provide deeper context. The tool is nearing completion, but will be publicly available this summer.

Homeownership Work Group

The Homeownership Work Group heard from John Gallagher, a former Detroit Free Press reporter, who is partnering with Detroit Future City on an analysis of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data. John introduce himself and the project to the group, and facilitated a high level conversation about challenges to getting a mortgage in Detroit and who might be good to interview for this project. We plan on bringing John back to the group for ongoing engagement as the project progresses.

Advisory Committee Recap

Please see an in depth recap of the meeting here!

View Previous Month’s Presentations Here

Announcements and Resources

Eviction Moratorium Extended

The Federal ban on residential evictions has been extended until October 3, 2021

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Detroit Financial Well-Being Initiative

United Way of Southeast Michigan and UM Poverty Solutions are planning to launch the Detroit Financial Well-Being Initiative and Innovation Challenge this summer. Learn more by using the button below.

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Economic Equity Dashboard

Detroit Future City’s Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research recently released the Economic Equity Dashboard. The dashboard is a web based tool that will be used to help track Detroit’s progress towards greater economic equity over time. Check out the Economic Equity Dashboard with the button below.

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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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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 Strategic Framework
Economic Equity Dashboard