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The Land Use + Sustainability Winter Newsletter | Winter 2020

E-Newsletter | January 27, 2020

The Working with Lots 2020 Grant Program is almost here! We will be announcing details on our 5th year of grant funding in the next couple of weeks. The request for proposals (RFP) will be released in mid-February and will be open for two months. We welcome all qualified Detroit organizations and residents to submit an RFP […]

A Few of DFC’s Favorite Things in 2019

E-Newsletter | December 28, 2019

A Few of DFC’s Favorite Things in 2019 With 2019 almost in the books – and the ’20’s about to set in on Detroit again – Detroit Future City looks back on the highlights – its favorite things – from the year past. New Report Released on Detroit’s Middle Class Detroit Future City released a […]

Land + Water WORKS Coalition End of Year Newsletter – December 2020

E-Newsletter | December 18, 2019

2019 Year End Bulletin In 2019, the Land + Water WORKS Coalition (LWWC) expanded our efforts to include additional programming and new partnerships to engage more Detroiters in land and water stewardship activities. In this year-end wrap up, we will review how our Coalition continued to advance our collective vision of a healthy community and […]

Detroit Future City, U-M’s Detroit Metro Area Communities Study and New Economy Initiative team up to produce report on Detroiters’ Perceptions of Entrepreneurship and Economic Opportunity

June 22, 2020

A new report entitled “Entrepreneurship and Economic Opportunity in Detroit – Perceptions and Possibilities” was released today by Detroit Future City’s (DFC) Center for Equity, Engagement and Research, the University of Michigan’s Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS), and the New Economy Initiative (NEI). The report surveyed 733 Detroiters in 2019 to better understand perceptions […]

DFC Appoints Director to Run its Center for Equity, Engagement and Research

June 15, 2020

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) has named Ashley Williams Clark as the director of its recently formed Center for Equity, Engagement and Research (The Center). Clark’s appointment to this position marks an important step in the Center’s year-long planning effort that launched in January. At the onset of Clark’s role as director, she will […]

Detroit Future City Seeking Applicants for Vacant Land Revitalization Grants

February 18, 2020

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) is offering grants to transform vacant land in Detroit into intentional and well-maintained landscapes as part of its fifth annual Working with Lots Program.   This year, Detroit-based grantees will receive between $7,000 and $10,000 to implement a selection of lot designs from the Field Guide to Working with […]

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Co.act Detroit awards $1.4 million in pilot round of funding

July 22, 2020

Crain’s Detroit Business announces Co.Act’s 2020 grants to fund pilot programs. Among the grantees is DFC’s Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact convening of 80 public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic stakeholders to work together to strengthen the single-family housing delivery system. Click here to read the full article.

Small businesses get support with the introduction of the BIG Series

July 7, 2020

The HUB Flint mentions data from the “Entrepreneurship & Economic Opportunity in Detroit: Perceptions and Possibilities” report as part of the Inter-Faith Small Business Alliance’s new webinar series announcement. Click here to read the full article.

Detroit Future City Releases Report Outlining Detroit’s Challenges, In And Beyond COVID-19

July 6, 2020

The Michigan Chronicle details DFC’s “COVID-19: Future Resilience Demands Greater Equity Today” special research report in its daily news coverage. Click here to read the full article.

Working with Lots Grant Program 2020: Open Office Hours – Session 1

February 27, 2020 @ 05:30 pm - 08:00 pm

All 2020 Working with Lots Grant applicants are required to attend an Office Hours Appointment with a DFC Field Guide team member. You may either make an appointment for an office hour at Detroit Future City or attend an evening or weekend open office hour at an alternative location. Office Hours are designed to assist […]

2020 Land + Water WORKS Coalition Ambassador Information Session #2

February 18, 2020 @ 05:30 pm - 08:00 pm

  The Land + Water WORKS Coalition is currently seeking 15 Detroit residents and four Detroit non-profit organizations to serve as 2020 LWWC Ambassadors. Learn more about the 2020 L+WWC Ambassador Program non-profit and resident tracks from program administrators, alumni, supporters and more. A light dinner will be provided, and metered street parking is available. […]

2020 Land + Water WORKS Coalition Ambassador Information Session #1

February 6, 2020 @ 05:30 pm - 08:00 pm

  The Land + Water WORKS Coalition is currently seeking 15 Detroit residents and four Detroit non-profit organizations to serve as 2020 LWWC Ambassadors. Learn more about the 2020 L+WWC Ambassador Program non-profit and resident tracks from program administrators, alumni, supporters and more. A light dinner will be provided, and metered street parking is available. […]

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