Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact Newsletter – December 2022
December 6, 2022
Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact
December Workgroup Meeting: 2022 Wrap-Up
Tuesday Dec. 13th | 10:30am – 12:00pm Please note we’re meeting one week early, the 2nd Tuesday of the month!
For our last meeting of 2022, we’re going to celebrate all the great work and accomplishments that happened this year! We’ll share an overview of what we’ve accomplished together as a compact, and have presentations from several compact members sharing project updates!
We’ll hear from Community Development Advocates of Detroit, the Renew Detroit Program and more!
Last month’s meeting focused on the topic of property Taxes in Detroit. The Compact heard presentations on property tax assessments, advocacy efforts for reform and compensation to those who unconstitutionally lost homes in Detroit, and the split-rate property taxation as a potential solution.
Detroit Future City Releases Two New Tools to Help Detroiters Navigate Mortgage Lending
Obtaining a mortgage loan can be a major obstacle to becoming a homeowner for many low- and moderate-income Detroiters. The Detroit Mortgage Catalog was developed in response providing a snapshot of some of the products available to borrowers in one place. This comprehensive tool aims to assist the everyday Detroiter in their to pursuit to become a homeowner.
Building on the “Buying In” report, DFC’s the Detroit Homebuyer’s Guide aims to assist current and prospective residents through key obstacles, practical solutions, and legal remedies to help successfully navigate the homebuying process. The guide includes topics focusing on credit assessment and racial discrimination in housing, thus providing pathways and applicable steps to overcoming significant obstacles when obtaining a mortgage in Detroit.
A new toolkit developed by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) provides guidance to communities looking to protect renters and preserve or create affordable housing while curbing needless greenhouse gas emissions. In collaboration with local government and community-based organizations in communities participating in the Energy Equity for Renters Initiative, this toolkit also offers guidance to local governments and stakeholder groups on how to integrate energy efficiency and affordable housing policy, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preserving affordable housing.
This guide created by the Center for Community Investment in partnership with the Lincoln Institute aims to equip community development practitioners with strategies for creating more just and equitable public policies that help advance your work. This guide looks closely at how to select the appropriate policy tools, bring decision makers on board, and communicate effectively with the broader community to achieve your goals and formulate an effective policy strategy.
This 2022 Fair Housing Trends Report is the latest in a series of annual reports from the National Fair Housing Alliance produced since the mid-1990s. The most important finding of this report is that the number of housing discrimination complaints increased significantly in 2021, despite the fact there were fewer agencies reporting complaint data underscoring the need for increased support for agencies that process and investigate complaints.
The Housing Information Portal serves as a centralized source of information about housing and neighborhood-related demographics in Detroit and beyond. Click on the “Learn More” button below to explore all types of housing data!
The Detroit Housing Resource Library is a collection of studies, guides, and resources. This repository for Compact members and practitioners in Detroit, compiling resources under various categories within the housing sphere!