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 (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.