Rebuilding Home

November 4, 2020

Jointly authored by Detroit Future City and Enterprise Community Partners as a deliverable of the Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact, “Rebuilding Home” provides an intimate overview of the approaches and challenges associated with single-family redevelopment across Detroit’s community development sector. Most of the information and data in this report was gathered through first-hand interviews with executive directors and other leaders working to reactivate Detroit’s vacant housing stock as part of broader revitalization efforts. This information is packaged into three narrative-style case studies outlining larger rehabilitation programs taken to scale over decades, in addition to six one-page “insights” that highlight lessons learned from projects completed within the last five years.