Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact Resources – Commercial & Rental Real Estate

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact Resources – Commercial & Rental Real Estate

Our Resources Related to Commercial and Rental Real Estate

Learn more about the Compact

The Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact is a forum for regular collaboration and collective action by more than 80 public, private and non-profit stakeholders.

The Compact’s central goal is to increase the availability of stable, healthy, and affordable single-family homes for both renters and homeowners in Detroit. In doing so, we continue to collect relevant information and make them accessible to all.


Below, you will find resources as it relates to commercial and rental real estate.

Resources Related to Commercial and Rental Real Estate

The following resources can be used to help reduce household displacement due to foreclosure, evictions, and economic hardship, as well improve the quality of single-family rental housing without decreasing affordability.

Detroit Small Scale Manufacturing Conference Summary

To curate a space for thought development and action between sectors in order to advance key actors within the Small Scale Manufacturing network in Detroit, Michigan.

The City of Detroit's Focus Group, Rental/Lead and Eviction Data Analysis of 2020

Presented by the City’s Buildings, Safety, Engineering and Environmental Department, this analysis reveals the top issues for both landlords and tenants in Detroit. Further, this document shows the reasons for failed rental and lead inspections and common places where hazardous lead is found. This document is used to educate property owners in preparation for initial inspections.

The City of Detroit's Assessed and Taxable Values (2008-2019)

This one-page document shows the assessed and taxable values of various property types from 2008 through 2019.

Toxic structures: Speculation and lead exposure in Detroit’s single-family rental market

Written by Joshua Akers (University of Michigan Dearborn), Alexa Eisenberg (University of Michigan) and Eric Seymour (Rutgers University), this study situates the increased risk of lead exposure within the cycle of foreclosure, speculation, eviction, and demolition.

The Eviction Machine: Neighborhood Instability and Blight in Detroit's Neighborhoods

This report is a compilation of Joshua Akers and Eric Seymour’s work that examines what becomes of housing following foreclosure as it moves between banks, private investors, and government inventories and the impact of this process on tenants and residents.

Evictions and Rental Ordinance Enforcement Report by University of Michigan's Poverty Solutions - 2020

An analysis of the records of 19,414 Detroit evictions filed in the 36th District Court between August 2017 and December 2019 (when the City began enforcing its new rental ordinance on a rolling basis in 10 zip codes).

Right to Counsel Initiative Detroit

A flyer that explains a Right to Counsel and its benefits, along with explaining why the City of Detroit is in need of this concept.

PolicyLink's Strategies to Advance Racial Equity in Housing Response and Recovery: A Guide for Cities during the Covid-19 Pandemic

This paper provides a set of recommendations to advance racial equity in housing through the implementation of Covid-19 relief and recovery strategies, organized into four areas of action:

1. Prevent evictions and protect tenants.
2. Address homelessness and advance housing as a human right.
3. Sustain and increase community ownership and permanently affordable housing.
4. Divest from the police and invest in racial equity.

DFC & Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact's Homebuyer Resources Directory - 2020

DFC and the DNHC created a comprehensive list of Detroit/Wayne County housing education and counseling organizations and programs who can provide further assistance regarding:

Homebuyer Loan Programs

Property Improvement Programs and Utility Assistance

Down Payment Assistance Programs

Housing Information Portal Presentation - 2019

Providing an answer for a missing robust analysis for policy, planning and advocacy, presented by Data Driven Detroit.

Occupied Non-Profit Overview

The Detroit Land Bank Authority (“DLBA”) has an inventory of several thousand occupied properties. Of those properties with existing occupants who do not qualify for the Buy-Back Program, the DLBA seeks to provide Community Partners (“Partners”), 501(c)(3) partners, the opportunity to increase neighborhood stability.

The Occupied Non-Profit Program engages Partners in assisting certain existing occupants living in DLBA owned properties to transition to homeownership. The Partners will have the opportunity to purchase the occupied property in their identified geographical areas of interest, and then provide services that include renovation, supportive services, and lease and purchase options.

Insecurity Deposits: Addressing the Challenges of Rental Housing in Detroit

The recent shift in Detroit’s housing market, from one historically characterized by a predominance of homeowners to one now distinguished by single or two-family rental houses, has generated concerns among neighborhood leaders. DFC tasked a team of University of Michigan graduate students with examining Detroit’s rental market and documenting the problems associated with this shift in tenure. DFC is interested in what steps are necessary for Detroit to properly adjust to this shift in tenure.

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact

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Reducing Household Displacement

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Increasing Affordable, Sustainable Homeownership

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