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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 […]

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact Newsletter – August 2021

E-Newsletter | August 18, 2021

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact August Newsletter August Agendas Rental Work Group: August 17 from 9:00am – 10:30am Compact Updates Presentation: Proposed Changes to Rental Ordinance by Diane McCloskey Presentation: CERA Update by Michael Centi Discussion Partner Updates Homeownership Work Group: August 17 from 10:45am – 12:15pm Compact Updates Presentation: Home Repair & Accessibility Policy Brief […]

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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Racial equity is key in efforts to revive Detroit

October 5, 2021

Journalist Patti Waldmeir quotes Anika Goss in her latest article Discussing the American Rescue Plan Act and the Detroit Homecoming event. At the event, Anika discussed the middle-class statistics in the City of Detroit. Waldmeir also reference DFC’s latest report, The State of Economic Equity in Detroit to explain job growth and the economy rebound. […]

Equity Pathways: The business case for investing in diversity and inclusion: ‘Trillions of dollars of potential unlocked value’

October 4, 2021

CEO Anika Goss recently participated in a virtual roundtable with metro Detroit business, academic, and community leaders. She discussed economic equity within the City of Detroit and the barriers to addressing that equity. During this event, Goss detailed the difference in the average annual wage between someone working but not living in Detroit and the […]

Report: Black homebuyers more likely to be denied mortgages in metro Detroit

October 4, 2021

CEO Anika Goss explains the key to boosting homeownership among Detroit residents in Journalist Nushrat Rahman’s article. The article explores the barriers to homeownership and wealth building in Detroit, and the findings within a newly released Urban Institute report, Detroit Market: Keys Unlock Dreams Initiative. Click here to read more.

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 […]

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 […]

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