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 announces new chair, development director and leadership title changes, reflecting continued growth and impact

February 2, 2021

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) announced, today, that Wendy Jackson of The Kresge Foundation will serve as its new chair and that the organization has hired Kate Cherry to serve as its first development director. Additionally, DFC’s two top leaders Anika Goss, executive director, and Tom Goddeeris, deputy director, have new titles, reflecting the […]

New Report Outlines Viable Solutions For Single-Family Housing Redevelopment, Essential for an Equitable Detroit

December 14, 2020

DETROIT – A new report entitled “Rebuilding Home” was released today by Detroit Future City (DFC) and Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise), which gives an overview of achievable approaches and common challenges associated with single-family redevelopment across Detroit’s community development sector. “Rebuilding Home” shows that many Detroit vacant single-family homes can and should be redeveloped to […]

Detroit Future City Releases Economic Equity Vision for Detroit

October 13, 2020

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC), through collaboration and engagement with over 500 stakeholders from community members and leaders to national experts, has released a shared vision for economic equity in Detroit.   The vision is for an economically equitable Detroit in which, “all Detroiters are meeting their unique needs, prospering, and fully and fairly […]

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Detroit Future City Request for Proposal: Website Redesign 2021

January 29, 2021

DFC has greatly evolved since it was founded as an independent nonprofit four years ago, and the current website was launched shortly after. We are seeking proposals from web designers who can help us redesign our website, as well as include additional functionality and technology that reflect what DFC is today and where it is […]

What does equity look like? Start with housing, income, Detroiters say.

October 13, 2020

Olivia Lewis of Bridge Detroit talks with our executive director, Anika Goss, about our new shared vision for economic equity in Detroit.   Read the full article here.

COVID-19’S Role In Economic Inequity

October 13, 2020

The Detroit Regional Chamber references our “COVID-19: Future Resilience Demands Greater Equity Today” report when talking about the virus’s economic inequity in the region.   Click here to read the full article.

DFC Economic Equity: Let’s Talk Data (Virtual Event) – Oct. 27

October 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research in a conversation about economic equity data. We will explore options for tracking economic equity in Detroit. This virtual event will involve a presentation from Mass Economics and a discussion that will inform the Center’s indicator selections for our upcoming economic equity indicators report. Click here to […]

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. […]

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