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 Neighborhood Housing Compact Newsletter – January 2022

E-Newsletter | January 11, 2022

View this email in your browser Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact January Newsletter January Agendas Rental Work Group: Tues. Jan. 18 | 9:00am – 10:30am Compact Updates Presentation: Thousands of Vacant Detroit Homes Rehabbed & Occupied Amidst Pandemic by Alex Alsup, Director of Housing Stability at Rocket Community Fund Using USPS data as well as Google Street View […]

Happy New Year – And Thank You For Your Support

E-Newsletter | December 31, 2021

December 31, 2021 Dear Friends, On behalf of everyone at Detroit Future City, I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. I also want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and share a few of our successes over the past year. This Spring, we published The State of Economic Equity in Detroit. Our […]

DFC December Favorite Things 2021

E-Newsletter | December 26, 2021

A Few Of Our Favorite Things in 2021 This year challenged us all – but our work to build a stronger and more equitable Detroit marched on. Here are select highlights – a few of our favorite things – from the year we leave behind. May 2021 New Study Sets Baseline for Economic Equity in […]

Detroit Strategic Framework

The DFC Strategic Framework, a shared vision for Detroit’s future, is the result of a massive, citywide public-engagement effort. It recommends a series of ideas, strategies and approaches on how to best use the city’s abundance of land, create job growth and economic prosperity, ensure vibrant neighborhoods, build an infrastructure that serves citizens at a reasonable cost, and maintain the high level of community engagement integral to the long-term revitalization of Detroit.
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The Field Guide to Working with Lots

The Field Guide to Working with Lots is a user-friendly tool to connect Detroit residents, businesses, and institutions to resources to learn, collaborate, and better practice land stewardship in Detroit. This step-by-step guide provides readers with instructions on how to transform vacant land in their neighborhoods into 38 landscape designs ranging from installation by beginning gardeners to professional contractors. View the interactive guide now.
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The State of Economic Equity

Detroit Future City’s (DFC) report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” illustrates the deep disparities that persist in Detroit and provides recommendations that provide a path to an economically equitable Detroit in which all Detroiters are meeting their unique needs, prospering, and fully and fairly participating in all aspects of economic life within a thriving city and region.
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