Equitable Neighborhood Planning

What We Do

Detroit Future City’s Equitable Neighborhood Planning team combines original research, cross-sector collaboration, technical assistance, and policy development to foster a more equitable and resilient city. Currently, we serve as the backbone organization for the Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact, a collaborative of industry and community leaders working collectively to improve housing quality and affordability in Detroit neighborhoods, for both renters and homeowners.

We also promote innovative strategies for equitable redevelopment and reparative investment in Detroit neighborhoods. Currently, we are engaged in efforts to address the legacy of racist urban renewal and freeway construction policies that led to the destruction of historic Black neighborhoods. See our “Call for Reparative Investment in Black Bottom and Paradise Valley” for more information on this initiative.

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How to Engage:

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact

The Compact brings together a diverse group of public, private, and non-profit stakeholders to focus on improving the state of single-family housing in Detroit neighborhoods. Through monthly working group meetings, open to anyone who shares a passion for equitable housing solutions, the Compact is working to make housing more affordable for low- and moderate-income Detroiters, while also ensuring that stable and healthy housing is available for all.

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Upcoming Events:

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact Work Groups

Our Housing Work Group meets from 10:00am to 11:30am via ZOOM on the third Tuesday of each month.

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Explore Our Research and Tools

Recent reports and tools include a study of housing renovation programs implemented by community-based developers, a brief look at quality and affordability issues in Detroit’s rental housing market, an analysis of equitable industrial development opportunities in Southwest Detroit, and homebuying guidance. Explore these reports and much more on our Resources page.
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Featured Report

"A Call for Reparative Investment in Black Bottom Paradise Valley" calls for reparative investments to reverse the immense loss of Black wealth, culture and community that occurred in the name of urban renewal, including the loss experienced as a result of the destruction of historic Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods.
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Share your thoughts

We’d like to know what you think. Let us know how we can work together to advance equitable community development in Detroit.
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Detroit Strategic Framework
Economic Equity Dashboard