The following resources can be used to help those who are looking to improve housing conditions for low-income homeowners.
Built in 2020, the Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact collected information on the various residential loans and assistance programs throughout the City of Detroit and Wayne County.
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
Presented by the City of Detroit, the Detroit Financial Empowerment Initiatives showcase the concepts of Financial Empowerment Center, the Financial Empowerment Network and BankOn.
Ryan Ruggiero of Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan showcases the home repair ecosystem in Detroit and presents policy options and leading practices to move forward.
In a city with aging housing stock, gaining access to home repair resources is critical for Detroit residents to attain housing stability. Adequate and affordable housing is a bedrock for economic mobility, allowing homeowners to generate wealth and age in place with autonomy. This guide is designed to document existing home repair resources in the city and connect residents to the services they need.