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Detroit Future City announces new chair, development director and leadership title changes, reflecting continued growth and impact

February 2, 2021

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) announced, today, that Wendy Jackson of The Kresge Foundation will serve as its new chair and that the organization has hired Kate Cherry to serve as its first development director. Additionally, DFC’s two top leaders Anika Goss, executive director, and Tom Goddeeris, deputy director, have new titles, reflecting the […]

New Report Outlines Viable Solutions For Single-Family Housing Redevelopment, Essential for an Equitable Detroit

December 14, 2020

DETROIT – A new report entitled “Rebuilding Home” was released today by Detroit Future City (DFC) and Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise), which gives an overview of achievable approaches and common challenges associated with single-family redevelopment across Detroit’s community development sector. “Rebuilding Home” shows that many Detroit vacant single-family homes can and should be redeveloped to […]

Detroit Future City Releases Economic Equity Vision for Detroit

October 13, 2020

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC), through collaboration and engagement with over 500 stakeholders from community members and leaders to national experts, has released a shared vision for economic equity in Detroit.   The vision is for an economically equitable Detroit in which, “all Detroiters are meeting their unique needs, prospering, and fully and fairly […]

Detroit Future City, U-M’s Detroit Metro Area Communities Study and New Economy Initiative team up to produce report on Detroiters’ Perceptions of Entrepreneurship and Economic Opportunity

June 22, 2020

A new report entitled “Entrepreneurship and Economic Opportunity in Detroit – Perceptions and Possibilities” was released today by Detroit Future City’s (DFC) Center for Equity, Engagement and Research, the University of Michigan’s Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS), and the New Economy Initiative (NEI). The report surveyed 733 Detroiters in 2019 to better understand perceptions […]

DFC Appoints Director to Run its Center for Equity, Engagement and Research

June 15, 2020

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) has named Ashley Williams Clark as the director of its recently formed Center for Equity, Engagement and Research (The Center). Clark’s appointment to this position marks an important step in the Center’s year-long planning effort that launched in January. At the onset of Clark’s role as director, she will […]

Detroit Future City Seeking Applicants for Vacant Land Revitalization Grants

February 18, 2020

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) is offering grants to transform vacant land in Detroit into intentional and well-maintained landscapes as part of its fifth annual Working with Lots Program.   This year, Detroit-based grantees will receive between $7,000 and $10,000 to implement a selection of lot designs from the Field Guide to Working with […]

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