Challenge Detroit – Blight Impact

The Challenge Detroit/Detroit Future City Blight & Neighborhood Quality of Life Challenge looks at neighborhood blight through the lens of the DFC Strategic Framework. Through partnering with five neighborhood organizations throughout the city, this “challenge” provides the opportunity for stakeholders to give their perspective on blight and their needs to prevent it, eradicate it, and plan for the future land use once it is removed. This engagement, and subsequent deliverables of a Needs Assessment and Creative Concept Report addressing blight, will provide an on the ground picture that will enrich the fight against blight throughout the city, particularly the efforts of the City of Detroit Department of Neighborhoods and the implementation of the Detroit Blight Removal Task Force Report. The goal of the challenge is to ensure the perspectives of neighborhood stakeholders are meaningfully considered and help to shape the development of new tools and resources that can help eliminate blight.

Initiative lead: Victoria Olivier

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