The following resources can be used to help reduce household displacement due to foreclosure, evictions, and economic hardship, as well improve the quality of single-family rental housing without decreasing affordability.
To curate a space for thought development and action between sectors in order to advance key actors within the Small Scale Manufacturing network in Detroit, Michigan.
Presented by the City’s Buildings, Safety, Engineering and Environmental Department, this analysis reveals the top issues for both landlords and tenants in Detroit. Further, this document shows the reasons for failed rental and lead inspections and common places where hazardous lead is found. This document is used to educate property owners in preparation for initial inspections.
This one-page document shows the assessed and taxable values of various property types from 2008 through 2019.
Written by Joshua Akers (University of Michigan Dearborn), Alexa Eisenberg (University of Michigan) and Eric Seymour (Rutgers University), this study situates the increased risk of lead exposure within the cycle of foreclosure, speculation, eviction, and demolition.
This report is a compilation of Joshua Akers and Eric Seymour’s work that examines what becomes of housing following foreclosure as it moves between banks, private investors, and government inventories and the impact of this process on tenants and residents.
An analysis of the records of 19,414 Detroit evictions filed in the 36th District Court between August 2017 and December 2019 (when the City began enforcing its new rental ordinance on a rolling basis in 10 zip codes).
A flyer that explains a Right to Counsel and its benefits, along with explaining why the City of Detroit is in need of this concept.
This paper provides a set of recommendations to advance racial equity in housing through the implementation of Covid-19 relief and recovery strategies, organized into four areas of action:
1. Prevent evictions and protect tenants.
2. Address homelessness and advance housing as a human right.
3. Sustain and increase community ownership and permanently affordable housing.
4. Divest from the police and invest in racial equity.
DFC and the DNHC created a comprehensive list of Detroit/Wayne County housing education and counseling organizations and programs who can provide further assistance regarding:
Homebuyer Loan Programs
Property Improvement Programs and Utility Assistance
Down Payment Assistance Programs
Providing an answer for a missing robust analysis for policy, planning and advocacy, presented by Data Driven Detroit.
The Detroit Land Bank Authority (“DLBA”) has an inventory of several thousand occupied properties. Of those properties with existing occupants who do not qualify for the Buy-Back Program, the DLBA seeks to provide Community Partners (“Partners”), 501(c)(3) partners, the opportunity to increase neighborhood stability.
The Occupied Non-Profit Program engages Partners in assisting certain existing occupants living in DLBA owned properties to transition to homeownership. The Partners will have the opportunity to purchase the occupied property in their identified geographical areas of interest, and then provide services that include renovation, supportive services, and lease and purchase options.
The recent shift in Detroit’s housing market, from one historically characterized by a predominance of homeowners to one now distinguished by single or two-family rental houses, has generated concerns among neighborhood leaders. DFC tasked a team of University of Michigan graduate students with examining Detroit’s rental market and documenting the problems associated with this shift in tenure. DFC is interested in what steps are necessary for Detroit to properly adjust to this shift in tenure.