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DFC Opens Center to Advance Economic Equity in Detroit, Region

January 22, 2020

Detroit Future City Opens Center to Advance Economic Equity in Detroit, Region “Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research” Launches with Announcement Event   DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) is announcing the opening of a new department within the organization, the Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research, which builds upon DFC’s significant portfolio of research […]

Detroit Future City to host Working with Lots “Best Practices” Workshop During Detroit Design 139’s Month of Design

September 9, 2019

Working with Lots program and four Detroit-based organizations to share secrets to vacant land transformation success DETROIT—Detroit Future City (DFC) will host a free learning workshop at the Alger Theater on September 10 at 6 p.m. as a part of Detroit Design 139’s (DD139) Month of Design. Titled “Working with Lots Designs,” the workshop will […]

Detroit Future City Awards Fourth Year of Grants to Help Detroiters Revitalize Vacant Land and Hosts Working with Lots Convening

March 27, 2019

Detroit Future City awarded nine Detroit-based grassroots organizations with $97,000 in grants to support the implementation of lot designs from the Field Guide to Working with Lots. As a celebration and kick-off session to welcome grantees, DFC hosted a Working with Lots Convening on March 26, where this year’s cohort will get to know each other and begin planning their projects.

Detroit Future City Releases “Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class” Data Report

February 17, 2019

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 Seeks to Help Detroiters Revitalize Vacant Land

January 16, 2019
Detroit Future City Seeks to Help Detroiters Revitalize Vacant Land
Detroit Future City - Working With Lots Program | January 16, 2019

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 Housing Experts Launch Compact to Strengthen the Single-Family Housing Market in Detroit Neighborhoods

November 5, 2018

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, […]

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