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In the Media

Bank Of America Grants $6 Million In ‘Day Of Giving’

November 30, 2021

Detroit Future City amongst other organizations who received a grant from Bank of America and its foundations. The grants was awarded to organizations that create pathways to employment and job training, support community development and housing affordability, address the small business eco-system and its entrepreneurs, and drive healthy outcomes for communities. Click here to read […]

‘Risk it all’: Advice, inspiration on a night celebrating Crain’s Most Influential Women

November 19, 2021

During Crain’s 100 Most Influential Women event, CEO Anika Goss, gave some straightforward and inspiring advice to young women and addressed the need for women to push through self-doubt to claim a seat at the table. Click hear to read more. 

Crain’s celebrates 2021 Most Influential Women at The Fillmore Detroit

November 18, 2021

CEO Anika Goss amongst hundreds of celebrants gathered at The Fillmore Detroit to toast Crain’s 2021 Most Influential Women. Goss participated in vibrant panel discussion where they explored topics such as mentorship, navigating their career paths and advice they would give to their younger selves. Click here to read more. 

Maha Freij leads ACCESS as new CEO as organization marks 50th year

November 16, 2021

DFC board member, Maha Friej, is appointed as new CEO of ACCESS, the nation’s largest Arab American community nonprofit providing both human services and programming. Click here to read more.

A ‘Faux Landlord’ Home Rental Scam Is Destroying Lives in Detroit

November 16, 2021

CEO Anika Goss discusses the importance of stabilizing housing in Detroit. Click here to read more.

As many as 1 in 10 Detroiters facing eviction are victims of housing scams, according to report

November 11, 2021

CEO Anika Goss discusses the City of Detroit’s housing emergency and what needs to be done to stabilize housing. Click here to read more. 

Analysis: For Duggan, a third term brings familiar challenges in Detroit

November 11, 2021

DFC’s most recent report, The State of Economic Equity in Detroit is cited to discuss racial disparities in income. Click here to read the article

This nonprofit coalition is leveling up public understanding of Detroit’s water infrastructure

November 10, 2021
This nonprofit coalition is leveling up public understanding of Detroit's water infrastructure
Detroit Future City | November 10, 2021

DFC in partnership with Model D and Metromode release its second story that is part of the series Exploring Economic Equity. In this article, Model D highlights DFC’s initiative the Land + Water WORKS Coalition (L+WW Coalition) and the coalition is creating change and building a better city through collaboration. Click here to read more. 

Could turning unused parking lots into greenspace help keep Detroit cooler in the summer?

November 9, 2021
Could turning unused parking lots into greenspace help keep Detroit cooler in the summer?
Detroit Future City | November 9, 2021

News Anchor Grant Hermes addresses climate change and how empty concrete lots plays a major part in that. DFC’s Stormwater Engineering Manager Susan Rusinowski discusses why depaving is important. Click here to read more. 

Crain’s Detroit Business 2021 Most Influential Women

November 2, 2021
Crain’s Detroit Business 2021 Most Influential Women
Detroit Future City | November 2, 2021

CEO Anika Goss was selected as one of Crain’s Most Influential Women Click here to read more. 

Searching for Detroit’s middle-class

November 1, 2021
Searching for Detroit’s middle-class
Detroit Future City | November 1, 2021

DFC in partnership with Model D and Metromode release its first story that is part of the series Exploring Economic Equity. In this article, Model D documents residents’ stories in one of the city’s iconic middle-class neighborhoods Click here to read the article

WEF puts focus on cities with new innovation centre and public-private collaborations

November 1, 2021

CEO Anika a series of City Strategy Dialogues designed to help jumpstart new public-private collaboration. Click here to read the article

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

November 1, 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 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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