In the Media

In the Media

‘A celebratory movement’: Detroiters advocate for reparations ballot proposal

October 30, 2021

DFC’s recent report, The State of Economic Equity in Detroit is cited to discuss Detroit median income. CEO Anika Goss was also quoted. Click here to read the article

Detroit’s Proposal R Asks Voters If City Should Create Task Force on Reparations

October 29, 2021

CEO Anika Goss joins Laura Herberg to discuss the hurdles of Proposal R and the Detroit Task Force. Click here to read the article

Kresge Detroit Program expands to deepen engagement with key issues of housing, health and racial justice

October 28, 2021

Board chair, Wendy Jackson discusses the important groundwork of DFC and its recent reports on growing Detroit African American middle class,  economic equity in Detroit, and entrepreneurship and economic opportunity in Detroit. Click here to read the article

Downtown Boxing Gym to unveil outdoor sports complex on Detroit’s east side

October 26, 2021
Downtown Boxing Gym to unveil outdoor sports complex on Detroit's east side
Detroit Future City | October 26, 2021

Detroit Future City grant was mentioned as an individual donor of a multisport court. Click here to read the article

Racial equity is key in efforts to revive Detroit

October 5, 2021

Journalist Patti Waldmeir quotes Anika Goss in her latest article Discussing the American Rescue Plan Act and the Detroit Homecoming event. At the event, Anika discussed the middle-class statistics in the City of Detroit. Waldmeir also reference DFC’s latest report, The State of Economic Equity in Detroit to explain job growth and the economy rebound. […]

Equity Pathways: The business case for investing in diversity and inclusion: ‘Trillions of dollars of potential unlocked value’

October 4, 2021

CEO Anika Goss recently participated in a virtual roundtable with metro Detroit business, academic, and community leaders. She discussed economic equity within the City of Detroit and the barriers to addressing that equity. During this event, Goss detailed the difference in the average annual wage between someone working but not living in Detroit and the […]

Report: Black homebuyers more likely to be denied mortgages in metro Detroit

October 4, 2021

CEO Anika Goss explains the key to boosting homeownership among Detroit residents in Journalist Nushrat Rahman’s article. The article explores the barriers to homeownership and wealth building in Detroit, and the findings within a newly released Urban Institute report, Detroit Market: Keys Unlock Dreams Initiative. Click here to read more.

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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