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Quarterly Newsletter – Summer 2022

E-Newsletter | June 16, 2022

News and Resources How You Can Learn More About Middle Wage Jobs Detroit Future City’s Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research, in partnership with Mass Economics, recently released a new research report, Middle Wage Jobs. The report includes discussion of what middle wage jobs are and why they matter to Detroit; analysis of trends in […]

Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2022

E-Newsletter | March 18, 2022

News and Resources Efforts to Expand Open Space Take Root Detroit’s surplus of vacant land is an opportunity to transform the quality of life for Detroiters. Members of the Open Space Working Group come together bimonthly to identify best practices and discuss opportunities to transform Detroit’s 19 square miles of vacant land liability into an […]

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact Newsletter – March 2022

E-Newsletter | March 17, 2022

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact March Newsletter March Agendas Rental Work Group: Tues. Mar 15 | 9:00am – 10:30am Compact Updates Update: Lead Listening Tour Takeaways | The City of Detroit Presentation: Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition | Marnese Jackson Partner Updates Open the Rental Work Group Zoom meeting link by clicking here. Homeownership Work Group: Tues. Mar 15 | 10:45am […]

Detroit Future City Sets Bold Agenda to Grow Detroit’s Middle Class by 2030

September 28, 2022

Plan addresses income and wealth building, housing and neighborhoods, and climate resiliency for communities of color Detroit – Detroit Future City (DFC) is doubling down on growing Detroit’s middle class, centralizing its research, programs, advocacy and engagement to help increase this population that once defined the city and is vital to its future sustainability. DFC’s […]

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 […]

Detroit Future City’s Second Annual Equity Forum

June 21, 2021

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 […]

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Detroit has plenty of land. Do residents have equal access?

September 27, 2022

In this article, Bryce Huffman of Bridge Detroit shares the amount of vacant, unused land in Detroit, and how, according to DFC, the public and private parcels are scattered throughout the 142.9-square-mile city. Click here to read more.

Trying to build generational wealth? Start saving early.

September 26, 2022

In this article, Rasha Almulaiki from Michigan Chronicle discusses a component from DFC’s “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit” report, that shares assessing income and wealth building capacity of Detroit residents engaging in economic opportunities. Click here to learn more.

Four Detroit projects tap economic power of high ed, med facilities

September 22, 2022

In this article, Louis Aguilar at The Detroit News mentions a statistic, regarding the percentage of Detroit middle-class jobs that come from local hospitals, from DFC’s recent report, Middle Wage Jobs, in a discussion regarding the city’s economy. Click here to learn more.

Detroit Future City’s 2022 Equity Forum

September 29, 2022 @ 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

About this event: Detroit Future City (DFC) is hosting its third annual Equity Forum, bringing the community together to inspire innovative ideas and collective action. During this year’s event DFC’s CEO, Anika Goss, will introduce the organizations new strategic plan, which highlights how DFC will work to collectively build a prosperous city with a just […]

Understanding the Rental Landscape Webinar

August 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

A major challenge in regulating Detroit’s rental housing market is the lack of data on rental housing in the city. Detroit Future City partnered with Data Driven Detroit (D3) and the City of Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department (HRD), to develop a rental study for lead safe homes. Through this collaboration the study focused on […]

Middle Wage Jobs: Data, Challenges, and Best Practices Webinar

June 30, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

As Detroit continues to work toward achieving economic equity, improving access to quality job opportunities for the 85 percent of residents without a college degree is key. During this lunch and learn webinar session the author of the Middle-Wage Jobs report will provide an overview of the report which reveals trends and challenges facing Detroit’s […]

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