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In the Media

Who owns rental housing in Detroit? New report offers glimpse

August 13, 2022
Who owns rental housing in Detroit? New report offers glimpse
Detroit Future City | August 13, 2022

In this article, Nushrat Rahman at Detroit Free Press discusses who owns rental units and the statistics of landlords with property in the city of Detroit. Rahman shares how the Detroit Future City report, Understanding the Rental Landscape, sheds light on Detroit’s rental and landlord landscape. Click here to learn more

Digging into the city’s 42,000 landlords

August 12, 2022
Digging into the city's 42,000 landlords
Detroit Future City | August 12, 2022

In this article, Joe Guillen at Axios talks about how Detroit Future City’s report, Understanding the Rental Landscape, reveals fascinating details about the Detroit’s unique rental landscape. Click here to learn more

5 stats illustrate Detroit’s middle-wage job gap

August 5, 2022
5 stats illustrate Detroit’s middle-wage job gap
Detroit Future City | August 5, 2022

In this article, Annalise Frank of Axios shares how accessible middle-wage jobs — those that don’t require a four-year degree and pay more than the median wage — provide families with an important springboard, per Detroit Future City’s recent study, Middle Wage Jobs. Click here to read more

Following Years of Revitalization, Detroit Still Has a Long Way to Go

July 27, 2022
Following Years of Revitalization, Detroit Still Has a Long Way to Go
Detroit Future City | July 27, 2022

President and CEO, Anika Goss, was quoted in a Metropolis article speaking to how the Black population is disinvested in and that only Detroit neighborhoods that are growing in upper-income white neighborhoods, leaving the rest of Detroit static or shrinking. In the article, Goss explains that “Anytime there’s a concentration of investment in that way, […]

Life Cycle of Black Urban Neighborhood

July 26, 2022
Life Cycle of Black Urban Neighborhood
Detroit Future City | July 26, 2022

In this article, Pete Saunders of NewGeography discusses how Black urban neighborhoods in American cities seem to have a life cycle all of their own, and shares the proposed public transit routes identified in Detroit Future City’s Strategic Framework. Click here to learn more

“Buying In” Hard Copy Submission Form

July 26, 2022
"Buying In" Hard Copy Submission Form
Detroit Future City | July 25, 2022

Click here to request a hard copy of Detroit Future City’s March 2022 “Buying In: Opportunities For Increasing Homeownership in Detroit Through Mortgage Lending” Report.

Detroit Strategic Framework

The DFC Strategic Framework, a shared vision for Detroit’s future, is the result of a massive, citywide public-engagement effort. It recommends a series of ideas, strategies and approaches on how to best use the city’s abundance of land, create job growth and economic prosperity, ensure vibrant neighborhoods, build an infrastructure that serves citizens at a reasonable cost, and maintain the high level of community engagement integral to the long-term revitalization of Detroit.
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The Field Guide to Working with Lots

The Field Guide to Working with Lots is a user-friendly tool to connect Detroit residents, businesses, and institutions to resources to learn, collaborate, and better practice land stewardship in Detroit. This step-by-step guide provides readers with instructions on how to transform vacant land in their neighborhoods into 38 landscape designs ranging from installation by beginning gardeners to professional contractors. View the interactive guide now.
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The State of Economic Equity

Detroit Future City’s (DFC) report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” illustrates the deep disparities that persist in Detroit and provides recommendations that provide a path to an economically equitable Detroit in which all Detroiters are meeting their unique needs, prospering, and fully and fairly participating in all aspects of economic life within a thriving city and region.
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