Quarterly Newsletter – Fall 2021

E-Newsletter | November 8, 2021

News and Resources  DFC Focuses on Greening Detroit Alleys in New Report “These projects are cropping up across the country and here in Detroit,” says Sarah Hayosh, Director of Land Use and Sustainability. “We wanted to identify and share strategies for replicating more of them here, in the city so that Detroiters can benefit from […]

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact Newsletter – October 2021

E-Newsletter | October 14, 2021

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact October Newsletter October Agendas Rental Work Group: October 19 from 9:00am – 10:30am Compact Updates Presentation: Eviction Tracking work by UofM Poverty Solutions’ Alexa Eisenberg, doctoral candidate, UofM. Covering current policies and court practices and a review of data from the first 1000 cases after the eviction moratorium was lifted. Discussion […]

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact Newsletter – September 2021

E-Newsletter | September 30, 2021

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact September Newsletter September Agendas Rental Work Group: September 21 from 9:00am – 10:30am Compact Updates Presentation: Single Family Rental Strategy Presented by City of Detroit Housing and Revitalization Department, Landlord Study Presentation by Data Driven Detroit and Detroit Future City, and Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition Discussion by Matt Sattler, Director of […]

We Are Hiring – Landscape Innovation Manager

September 10, 2021

Detroit Future City, a Detroit-based think and do tank, is looking for a dynamic individual to join the Land Use and Sustainability team! The Land Use and Sustainability (LUS) department at Detroit Future City (DFC) partners with Detroit community leaders to transform vacant land into resilient greenspaces through training and technical assistance, facilitation of community […]

We Are Hiring – Research Assistant

August 30, 2021

The Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research (the Center) is a division of Detroit Future City, a Detroit-based think and do tank.  The Center works to advance a vision of economic equity in Detroit in which all Detroiters are meeting their unique needs, prospering, and fully and fairly participating in all aspects of economic life […]

Detroit Future City Launches Interactive Web Dashboard to Track Economic Equity

June 22, 2021

Dashboard announced at 2nd Annual Equity Forum, June 24, with 500+ attendees and national keynotes Dr. Andre Perry, Brookings Institute, and Dr. Darrick Hamilton, The New School  DETROIT – Six weeks after the release of Detroit Future City’s widely-recognized report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” the organization is launching its Economic Equity Dashboard, an interactive web-based tool that will track progress over time.   The Economic Equity Dashboard will be presented at […]

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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

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. 


December 15, 2021 @ 02:00 pm - 03:15 pm

Since 2010, Detroit has seen little to no growth in its middle-class, resulting in one of the lowest shares of middle-class households in the country. As Detroit works towards a more economically equitable future, it is important to grow and retain Detroit’s African American middle class. Join the Center in a discussion on why growing […]

Detroit Future City’s Second Annual Equity Forum

June 24, 2021 @ 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Join us for the Second Annual Equity Forum! Come and learn about DFC’s work, hear from national experts, and work collaboratively towards a path to economic equity in Detroit. This year’s Equity Forum comes on the heels of the release of DFC’s latest report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” and forum attendees will […]

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Land Acquisition

April 6, 2021 @ 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

The Working with Lots program is kicking off the 2021 season with its annual Land Acquisition session with the Detroit Land Bank Authority and Emerald Isles Community Development Corporation.   Through Zoom, participants will learn some critical information regarding the acquisition process, which includes: – A step-by-step process for purchasing side lots, neighborhood lots and […]

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