Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact Newsletter – January 2022

January 11, 2022

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact January Newsletter

January Agendas

Rental Work Group: Tues. Jan. 18 | 9:00am – 10:30am

  • Compact Updates
  • Presentation: Thousands of Vacant Detroit Homes Rehabbed & Occupied Amidst Pandemic by Alex Alsup, Director of Housing Stability at Rocket Community Fund
    Using USPS data as well as Google Street View imagery and in-person surveys, Alex Alsup explores an unprecedented and rapid decline in vacant houses in Detroit as a result of new rehab & re-occupancy activity during the pandemic.
  • Partner Updates

Open the Rental Work Group Zoom meeting link by clicking here.

Homeownership Work Group: Tues. Jan 18 | 10:45am – 12:15pm

  • Compact Updates
  • Presentation: The Neighborhood Homes Investment Act (NHIA): The Single Family Tax Credit by Chris Garland, Community Development Manager at National Community Stabilization Trust
    Every community has neighborhoods in which homes are in poor condition and property values are too low to support new construction or substantial renovation. The lack of move-in ready homes makes it difficult to attract or retain homebuyers, causing property values to decline. NHIA would break this stalemate by creating a federal tax credit that covers the gap between the cost of building or renovating homes and the price at which they can be sold, thus making renovation and new home construction possible. A summary of NHIA and its potential implication for neighborhoods in Detroit.
  • Partner Updates

Open the Homeownership Work Group Zoom meeting link by clicking here.

Click Here for Compact Resources

December Meeting Recap

December Rental & Homeownership Work Group : Compact Evaluation & Planning

In December, we hosted a combined work group, with the goal of taking some time to evaluate 2021 and plan for the year to come. We explored which activities and topics workgroup participants most valued, what is interesting for 2025, and evaluated alignment with the 2025 goals. Click here for a full summary of polls and responses.

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