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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 Neighborhood Housing Compact Newsletter – February 2022

E-Newsletter | February 8, 2022

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact February Newsletter February Agendas Rental Work Group: COMBINED WITH HOMEOWNERSHIP (No 9:00am mtg. for Feb!) The Michigan Saves Lead Fund presentation is relevant to both work groups. We encourage Rental Work Group members to join us at 10:45 at the Homeownership Work Group. Link below. Homeownership Work Group: Tues. Jan 18 […]

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 […]

Detroit Future City’s New Report Sets the Baseline for Economic Equity in Detroit, Region

May 17, 2021

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) released today “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” a comprehensive data report outlining the deep disparities and systemic inequality that persist in Detroit and the region, and proposing recommendations that will provide a path to prosperity for all residents in Detroit and the region. The report illustrates that, […]

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Real Estate Insider: Detroit planners working on industrial property survey

March 17, 2022

In this article, Kirk Pinho of Crain’s Detroit Business detailed industrial construction underway in the city of Detroit and it’s industrial past. Detroit Future City and the Southwest Detroit Business Association most recent report, was reference in this article. DFC’s COO, Tom Goddeeris, details hw the city has “… opportunities to rethink about community development at […]

Thousands of Vacant Detroit houses reoccupied over past 2 years

February 22, 2022

Senior Program Manager, Edward Lynch, was quoted in this article addressing the increase of rehabbed and reoccupied homes in the City of Detroit. In the article, Lynch explains that “any time blight is removed, and homes are reoccupied, it’s a positive in the city.” Click here to read more.

Cities de-paving, replacing concrete with green space

February 18, 2022

YouTube platform, Solutionaries explores the urban heat island effect impacting the City of Detroit, the cause of this, too much impervious ground cover and not enough green space. Detroit Future Cit’s Stormwater Engineering Manager, Susan Rusinowski, is featured in this video detailing the importance and need of de-paving and more greenspace in the City of […]

Economic Equity Innovation Series: Increasing Homeownership in Detroit Mortgage Lending

April 20, 2022 @ 08:00 am - 05:00 pm

As Detroit continues to work toward achieving economic equity, addressing homeownership rates will be a critical component.  To do this we must provide better access to one of the primary pathways to homeownership, the home purchase mortgage. Register today for the second Innovation Series event! During this event, DFC will share current trends, challenges, and […]

GROWING AND RETAINING DETROIT’S BLACK MIDDLE CLASS: An indication of economic equity

December 15, 2021 @ 01:00 pm - 02:00 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 […]

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 […]

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