Detroit Future City (DFC) announced today the release of “Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class,” a comprehensive data report supporting attraction, retention and growth strategies to restore a demographic that once defined the city. The report is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund at the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan.
As the city continues to experience a revitalization, “Growing Detroit's African-American Middle Class” provides a benchmark through which the African-American middle class can serve as a measure to track equitable growth.
The report is a continuation of DFC’s commitment to providing accessible, data-driven strategies dedicated to moving the city forward, and stems from the 2017 release of its “139 Square Miles” report.
Detroit Future City (DFC)’s Working with Lots Program is issuing another round of grants to transform vacant land into intentional, productive, and well-maintained landscapes. Now in its fourth year, the Working with Lots Program continues to look for Detroit-based partners who are passionate about improving the way their neighborhoods look and feel.
Detroit – A cross-sector group of local housing-focused organizations is coming together to launch the Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact (Compact), an initiative focused on strengthening the single-family housing market in Detroit neighborhoods. The Compact was initiated by a coalition of 12 organizations facilitated by the Urban Institute, a national economic and social policy think-tank, […]
Detroit –The Land + Water WORKS Coalition (LWWC), a partnership between nine local nonprofits convened by Detroit Future City, will host a summit that brings together community leaders from across the city to discuss how Detroit residents can collectively improve quality of life, create more flood resistant neighborhoods and reduce long-term costs on the overall […]
Detroit – Detroit Future City (DFC) has awarded grants to 10 grassroots organizations amounting to $97,500 to help implement lot designs from the organization’s Field Guide to Working with Lots. The mini-grant program, in its third year, introduced a new aspect to the program to build the capacity of non-residential building owners to manage stormwater […]
DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) released a five-year strategic plan that brings a think-tank approach with research, advocacy and programs to galvanize Detroiters and stakeholders in continued implementation of the 2013 Strategic Framework. The organization will focus on three priority areas – community and economic development, land use and sustainability, and publications. “As the […]